Translation Process

How to Plan for Translation and Execute a Successful Translation Workflow

Automating translation process

Process, People, Technology

GlobalVision guides your organization’s language translation and localization projects through communication and mutually understood expectations. Our Project Managers assist you in clarifying the Scope of Work for each project to meet your specific needs. Your Project Managers can be as communicative as you want them to be from completely managing every step of the localization process to keeping you abreast as each project progresses. You decide.

Our proprietary Translation Management System (TMS) is a tool developed for ensuring strict adherence to company approved terminology, the availability of reference materials, the smooth and rapid movement of your projects through the localization process, and for simple and track-able Q&A around words, terms and content specific to your company, brand and subject matter. You will be provided secure access, and training if desired, to this GlobalVision exclusive tool. Use it to track progress, upload files, and even initiate your own projects with GlobalVision.Get a quote

Document Translation Process

We have a simple, 12-step process applied to Document Translation Projects. This not only helps everyone understand the expectations, but also the terminology commonly used in the Translation industry.




1.AuthoringThe original document is created before presentation to GlobalVision


2.Analysis & Scope of Work DiscussionsThe Source Files are provided to GlobalVision via email, web site, secure FTP or directly uploaded to the Translation Management System (TMS). The needs of the Client and the files(s) are assessed and clarified. GlobalVision verifies the subject matter expertise needed by the Translators. The Scope of Works is agreed upon by both Client and GlobalVision’s Team to be partnered on this project. This is best achieved live!


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3.Quotation & SchedulingA “time-and-cost estimate” is provided to the Client detailing the projects Scope of Work.


4.“Green Light”Client indicates electronically that the project is to be initiated according to the defined Scope of Work. All Reference materials should be provided at this time. First time Clients to sign Service Agreement.


5.Project &
Team Set-Up Preparation
Translation Memory (TM) files, reference materials, and team members are finalized. The files are prepared for the process. If requested, a “Kick-Off” Conference Call with your Project Manager can be done here.


6.TranslationTranslation and editing – A team of linguists (Certified Translators) translates the prepped source files within the Translation Management System (TMS).


7.ReviewA secondary, independent, certified Translator Reviews the provided translation for accuracy, quality and context. Also done within the TMS.


8.Client Review
or Pre-Final
file Proof (OPTIONAL)
OPTIONAL : Client received pre-Desktop Published or Pre-Final files and does own review using internal or partner resources.


9.Change ImplementationChanges from Client Review implemented and added to the Translation Memory.


10.Desktop Publishing (DTP) or
Document Files are formatted for printing and use by the client according to country specific needs or guidelines.


11.Pre-Delivery Proofing or ReviewFiles Reviewed for formatting, typeset, and to ensure delivery is according to defined Scope of Work


12.Final Formatting
& Delivery (OPTIONAL Print & Ship)
Review changes are implemented, converted into final format, and completed project is delivered to the client or sent to Printers for Printing, Binding and Shipment of final translated product to Client.GlobalVision

Localization Project Managers

Each of GlobalVision’s project managers have 10+ years of experience in the translation and localization fields and are highly technical and capable of handing all the requirements that your projects entail. They will review each and every need and gain full understanding of the deliverable before they assemble the project team that will help them complete each and every project on time, according to set expectations and on budget! Our project managers are:

  • Dedicated Project Manager permanently assigned to you to completely manage every project need and scope
  • Strongly Technical with every type of product type
  • Fluent in English and other languages
  • Flexible and eager to meet your specific requirements

Translation Technology

Founded and run by engineers, GlobalVision invests a significant portion of its income on technology and training. Technology facilitates tasks, reduces the human error factor and enables efficiencies. While technology takes a key role in the translation process, it is not the only key element of our success. Here is a list of technology and tools that we use:

  • State-of-the-art Translation Management System to manage and track every step of the process
  • Translation Memory, to store all legacy translation segments for easy reuse
  • Glossary Banks, to ensure consistency to approved terminology
  • Query Databases, to address ongoing questions, queries and issues with the source text or suggested translations
  • Reference Material Library, to assist translators in better understanding the material they are translating
  • Style Guides, to make each successive translation remain consistent to the ones that precede it

Convenience in the Translation Process

While technology is very important, people continue to be heavily involved in setting specification, expectations and in performing the translation, editing and professional desktop publishing to enable a quality assurance process that will trill our clients and their end-users for each and every project. Here is how we do it:

  • Guidance through each step of the translation process
  • Open and clear communication, with regular updates
  • Document transference through FTP or TMS or email
  • Multiple quality review processes that GlobalVision completely manages for you ensuring 100% accurate translations.
  • GlobalVision is ISO 9001 certified which demonstrates our commitment to quality.