If you ever get the chance to write a document you know is going to be translated, take a few moments before you put pen to paper.
A few minutes spent thinking about how to write your text can save unnecessary work and confusion at the translation stage.
A few easy tips:
- A picture can be really helpful and replace a lot of words, saving money and time
- Jokes are really hard to translate – try to avoid them
- Don’t send an unfinished piece of text if you can help it – changes can be a hassle to sort out.
- Keep it simple – the best texts are clear, simple and unambiguous.
For a few more tips see our download on Writing a document to be translated.
Remember we’re here to help if you have any questions at all!