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Avantgarde Translactions beyond the word... delivering the message
  • "We rarely need a language services company, so use them sporadically. One particular bid opportunity arose with a short turn-around requiring the translation of an 80-page request for Proposal document from Spanish to English. We approached a couple of firms based near us, but none were willing to translate the document in such a short time frame. This was not the case with Avantgarde Translations. Their team turned around the translation over a weekend in order to give us time to review and prepare our proposal. A few days later, we were informed we won the bid. Avantgarde Translations proved its ability to respond, produce, and help us compete."
    — George Whittier, President, Fairbanks Morse Engine

Why Us - Quality Assurance

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Our ability to earn customer satisfaction ratings,plus awards and commendations attests to our business practices and commitment to translation quality.

Avantgarde Translations defines quality as combining the very best in expertise with meticulous attention to the processes and details involved in each and every project.

Our quality assurance process considers many factors:

  • PERSPECTIVE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: By first gaining a perspective of the document in its original language, we can then proceed to translate it in the alternate language or languages.
  • THE INTENTION OF THE COMMUNICATION: We take into consideration every nuance of what is written and all the information which needs to be effectively communicated according to the purpose of the document. The intent of the communication must be understood and established even before the translation process can begin.
  • CULTURAL RAMIFICATIONS: Since we know that this is not typically the core competency of our clientele, we know that you are relying on us to understand not only the language, but the cultural ramifications of how a document is translated.
  • ELECTRONIC AND HANDS-ON EDITING: To ensure accuracy and to create checks and balances during proofreading and reviewing a translated document, we use highly qualified editors and proofreaders in addition to software that electronically assists translations and reviews at various stages of the process.
  • CONSISTENCY CHECKS: There are some subjective aspects of translation, which can be dictated by industry, writing style, or company terminology. We establish standards and guidelines to ensure that these client-specific aspects of a translation are taken into consideration from one project to the next.
  • CROSS REFERENCING: To avoid assumptions and misunderstandings, our quality process not only covers initial inquiries to clarify ambiguities and information, which could be misinterpreted, but also applies internal cross referencing to confirm that the translation is not changing or assuming an incorrect meaning.
  • USABLE & ACTIONABLE: It is imperative that our clients are able to immediately put the final delivered document to its intended use. Excellence in translation means delivering a document that reinforces total confidence in us as a part of your communications team.
Beyond the Word ... Delivering the Message