The Translation Service Provider's Guide to BS EN 15038
Chris Cox - GeoLang Ltd
BS EN 15038:2006 is the first European standard to set out the requirements for the provision of quality services by translation service providers (TSPs). It charts the best practice processes involved in providing a translation service through commissioning, translation, review, project management and quality control, to delivery.
The Translation Service Provider’s Guide to BS EN 15038 is a step-by-step guide for TSPs to achieve conformity to the standard. The author advises how businesses can benefit from implementing the standard, and how to choose the most resource-efficient method. The book is written for those not familiar with standards, in language that individual translators or micro-enterprises can easily understand. It will be particularly useful in reducing the risk of undertaking unnecessary or erroneous actions.
The book also gives detailed advice on the variety of methods of conformity assessment available to service providers, so that once you are compliant with the standard, you can tell your current and potential clients about your new-found status and begin to reap the benefits.
About the author
Chris Cox is an internationally recognized expert in terminology principles and practice, quality management systems and, conformity assessment, with over 15 years of experience in standardization in these areas.
GeoLang Ltd specializes in providing products, services and consultancy relating to standardization in human language technologies, including the verification and validation of the data supporting the forthcoming ISO 639-6 alpha-4 code of the world’s languages and variants. GeoLang Ltd is proud sponsor of the World Language Documentation Centre, a not-for-profit research organization.