Proofreading and proofreading belong to the process of translation, but some people always confuse them. Today, Shangyu translation company will show you the difference between proofreading and proofreading?
Proofreading, in fact, is a simple process of checking the translation, which can be completed by manual or machine assistance. Generally, it is to check whether there are mistranslations, missing translations, punctuation errors, typos, case, spelling errors, singular and plural, verb tenses, number errors, name and place name errors, and so on. All of these can be done by people with general English knowledge, and some proofreading software can play an auxiliary role.
Proofreading is much higher than proofreading. Generally speaking, the level of proofreaders is higher than that of translators. They can find the mistakes made by translators, including the mistakes that proofreaders should find as mentioned above, as well as the problems such as the professionalism of articles and the accuracy of translation. This is a problem that ordinary proofreaders and translators can't or can't find.
Generally speaking, there are three kinds of proofreading: General proofreading, professional proofreading, mother tongue polishing and so on.
of course, if the translation quality is very good and there are few mistakes, proofreading or proofreading is very comfortable. However, in most cases, it is because of the poor translation quality that we need to find the proofreaders to make up for it. In this case, the amount of revision is very large, which also affects the thinking mode of the proofreaders, or because the translation quality is poor, It will affect the translation level of the reviewers.
Therefore, in many cases, no one is willing to do proofreading work. They prefer to translate by themselves rather than proofread others' manuscripts. Because it is hard to please and the price of proofreading is not as high as that of translation, the speed of proofreading may not be as fast as that of translation.
generally speaking, the translation process should include one or two reviews to ensure the quality of translation.