5 Factors That Affect Translation Time - Ordentop

5 Factors that Affect Translation Turnaround Time⠀

Translation is always an amazing but complex process, full of hidden obstacles and potential delays. What can affect the speed of translation?

1️⃣The size of the project: Of course, the larger the project, the more time it will take to finish. As the size and volume of the project increase, so does the need for multiple translators. Proofreading texts can also increase turnaround time.

2️⃣Complexity of the project: Some texts or documents require a higher level of expertise to translate than others. If your project includes many technical words, abbreviations, or detailed explanations, the translator will need time to study them.

Likewise, medical or legal documents often require a longer time frame.

3️⃣Specialization: Different agencies have different strengths. A lack of consistency between the project and the translator can lead to significant delays. Translators who specialize in certain types of projects will be able to complete them faster.

4️⃣Repetition rate: If the same words or phrases are used frequently in a document, translating it will require less effort and time. What’s more, there is a range of software for translators designed to recognize such repetitions.

5️⃣Access to translation tools: Some agencies use translation tools or other forms of technology to reduce the amount of work a translator has to do. For example, access to approved glossaries or spell checkers can significantly decrease a translator’s workload and offer a higher level of consistency in lengthy projects.

All of these tools can take valuable hours out of your project schedule.

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5 factors that affect translation time
5 factors that affect translation time