4 things Eurideas does beyond translation

Eurideas Language Experts is a professional translation agency. But there is so much more to it! If you think that all we do is translate documents, you are quite mistaken.

Sure, we do translate texts in over 50 language pairs, in various fields from chemicals, environment and life sciences to EU affairs, law and human rights, however, this is not the only service we provide, not by a long shot.

Here are 4 things you probably didn’t know we can help you with:

1. Consultancy

If you feel lost planning a complex project where the translation of numerous documents into a dozen languages is involved, why not reach out to us? You haven’t done this before – but us? We do this on a daily basis. Spare yourself the headache (and the time and money), and let’s join forces to organize the work and translate 1 million words into 15 languages in 6 weeks!

When you are about to submit your first SPC (summary of product characteristics) for Union authorisation, and you realize that you need to translate this chemical document into all the official languages of the EU, that could be frightening. However, what is even more shocking is that you have 5 business days for the job. Worry not, we have developed our own method for SPC translations to meet strict deadlines. Planning is key, so let’s talk in due time.

The more details you share with us, the more we can help in optimizing your budget, suggesting alternative timelines and delivery options.

2. Multilingual typesetting

Those times are long gone when translating a nicely designed brochure required a translation team and a graphic design agency. Once the original artwork is prepared by the graphic designer, we can translate the text directly in the InDesign file, and then we do the typesetting, fixing the formatting so that the final layout of the publication will perfectly correspond to the original.

No more copy-pasting, no more errors. Instead, you save time and costs, and will receive a ready-to-print publication in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish or whatever language you require.

3. Monolingual copy-editing

Sometimes a translation agency does not translate at all.

A lot of non-native authors publish articles, studies or papers which need to be edited before going public or before being translated into other languages.

Final reports on EU-funded projects are also required to go through a thorough copy-editing process.

When a team of people with diverse backgrounds, cultures and mother tongues works on one single presentation, an editor is a must to ensure a coherent format and content.

And then there are cases when editing has a specific purpose, for example it makes the text accessible to people with intellectual disabilities.

Since we work with a large pool of native linguists, we can help you eliminate any grammar, spelling or punctuation issues, improve the style, make the text more coherent, or meet a special requirement.

4. Testing, layout checking

Delivering a translated document does not necessarily mark the end of an assignment.

Survey translations could be tricky, since they pose technical and linguistic challenges. Before they go live, it is strongly recommended to run both functional and linguistic testing.

The same goes for printed brochures, leaflets or factsheets: in cases where multilingual typesetting is part of our assignment, a last layout check is included in the process. In all other cases, we are happy to assist you with the layout check for various language versions of a publication.

Written by Anita SalátBusiness Development Manager


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5+1 signs that show you work with a specialized translation agency

A specialized translation agency helps your business with more than just accurate translation

Chemicals, biosciences, biotechnology, life sciences or research are challenging and complex fields, with some very specific documents. Translating such documents are not for any translation agencies.

If your translation partner is not specialized in these domains, the outcome could be not only disappointing, but costly and dangerous too. On the other hand, the right service provider helps your business with more than just accurate translations: you can unlock in-house resources, reduce costs, avoid double work, and keep strict submission deadlines.

How do you know that you work with a professional and specialized translation agency?

We have collected 5+1 clear signs:

1. Experienced translators with chemical/technical background

Whether the translatable files are reports, brochures, SDSs, Exposure Scenarios or registration documents, translators should have chemical and regulatory background, and they should be familiar with legislation and formal requirements.

Check the translation agency’s website for a list of references, blogposts and case studies – these all are proofs of experience in the chemical field.

2. Project managers ask relevant questions

Project managers of a specialized agency will know what you talk about when you say REACH, BPR, SDS, MSDS, Exposure Scenario, SPC or CLP in your translation request. Yet, they will ask relevant questions about your submission deadline or your product.

They help you set up a timing for the project, suggesting options to meet even the most pressing deadlines.
Since they are aware of EC requirements and ECHA processes, and they are familiar with special file formats (e.g: XML) and software (e.g: SPC Editor), communication is effective and easy.

3. Large collection of terms, glossaries, guidelines, procedures

The involvement of clients in terminology work is indispensable as nobody wants misunderstandings and double work. But with a specialized translation agency you can reduce your task to the minimum because your translation partner already has a comprehensive knowledge of the field, with a long list of technical expressions, relevant legislation, guidelines and glossaries.

4. No translation without proofreading

For the best service, each translation has to be proofread by a second translator who is also a native speaker of the target language and expert of the given field.

The proofreader checks the translation against the source document, ensures that the translation is free of errors and complies with the expected terminology and regulations.
Proofreading is a must – especially when a client has no in-house native speakers to check files translated into several languages.

5. Quality control procedure

Quality assurance is the very final step to make sure your translated documents are of the highest standards. QA team members are “invisible guards” behind the scenes for translation excellence. They check terminology, ensure consistency, secure coherence and they are a fresh pair of eyes to spot various issues. With the translator and the proofreader this makes it three people to work on each document.

+1. The more you order, the less the job costs you

Thanks to an advanced software environment and in order to foster long-term cooperation, a professional translation agency offers discounts for repetitions in the translatable document, volume discounts for large orders, and also additional special discounts in some cases.

With the brilliant invention of translation memories, all your previous translations are stored and can be used again in the future. This makes work quicker, more efficient and significantly more cost-effective on the long run.

If your existing translator calculates prices without analyzing the document, it is time to find a new translation partner.

If you would like to see how our specialized services can contribute to your success, feel free to get in touch.


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