Applying Translation Quality Standards to a Certification Procedure for U.S. Language Service Providers
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Liberal Studies
University College, Global Community Engagement
Translation, Quality standard, Certification, Language service provider, ASTM F2575-06, ISO 9001, EN 15038, Quality assurance, Localization industry
Many translation quality standards have been implemented to regulate the provision and procurement of language services. However, in the absence of a standardized procedure to certify U.S. language service providers (LSPs), the industry lacks consensus with regard to requirements, procedures, and expectations. This project establishes the need for such a procedure and proposes an LSP Certification Procedure based on existing quality standards. Through a review and analysis of existing translation quality standards, an interview with a key stakeholder, and the presentation of an LSP Certification Procedure, this project concludes that the U.S. language services industry requires a procedure to certify LSPs and that such a procedure may be designed and implemented based on existing standards.
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Hall, Jason J., "Applying Translation Quality Standards to a Certification Procedure for U.S. Language Service Providers" (2011). University College: Global Community Engagement Capstones. 16.