Quality

Our systematic, tech-enabled approach to exceptional end-to-end translation quality.

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Quality

Our systematic, tech-enabled approach to exceptional end-to-end translation quality.

So what do we mean by quality?

When we talk about quality, we’re going beyond how accurate and appropriate a translation, interpretation, or other language-related service is.

We want to make sure that the message you’re trying to communicate comes across loud and clear, with the right tone and terminology, and is culturally sensitive to the target audience. Even the slightest mistake can have serious consequences. That’s why we’ve developed a rigorous quality assurance process.

So what do we mean by quality?
Accreditations

Accreditations

Our commitment to excellence

We’re constantly adding to our list of quality-focused accreditations and memberships.

  • ISO 9001 – Internationally Recognized Quality Standard
  • ISO 17100 – Quality Standard Specific to the Provision of Professional Translation Services.
  • ISO/IEC 27001 – Information Security Management
  • ISO 18587 – Machine Translation Post-editing Services
  • ATA – American Translators Association member
  • ATC – The Association of Translation Companies
  • Market Research Society (MRS) – Company Partner
  • British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association (BHBIA) – Corporate Member

Multidimensional Quality Measurement

Meet the gold standard for translation quality

MQM is the current best-in-class industry standard for assessing translation quality for both human and machine translation models. It identifies and categorizes any quality issues within a project and generates solutions for translation risk management. Plus, it’s completely customizable and adaptable to meet the specific needs of your project.

Multidimensional Quality Measurement
Quality Management Systems

Quality Management Systems

We take quality seriously. That’s why we’ve implemented a Quality Management System that includes:

  • Clearly defined and documented objectives
  • Feedback from all stakeholders shall be analyzed and used to enhance our quality process
  • Effective communication regarding quality processes
  • Internal audits: TDL has 3 internal auditors to ensure we comply with our high standards
  • Monthly Opportunity and Risk report to inform Continuous Improvement initiatives

How we select our linguists

Choosing the best of the best

Our linguists are carefully hand-picked based on thorough criteria to ensure your translations are accurate, appropriate, and culturally sensitive to your target audience.

  • In-country, native speakers of the target language
  • Graduate degree in translation or relevant industry (such as pharma, medical devices, etc.)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ translation experience
  • Industry specialization with e.g. in-depth knowledge of therapeutic area, related documents, and country regulations
  • Additional requirements as applicable: background checks, vendor location, etc.

How we select our linguists
How we manage your content

How we manage your content

Our end-to-end approach to assure quality

We’ve developed a 6-step quality management workflow for your smooth and immersive onboarding with streamlined content production, and a thorough review stage.

Onboarding

Step 1. Project Setup – We ensure information about the client, target market, audience, and what the content aims to do is clear and available to linguists and project managers.

Step 2. Linguist Selection – A stringent selection and onboarding process for each translation assignment from our vetted, experienced linguists within the target market and audience.

Step 3. Client Brief Setup  – We ensure glossaries, term bases, style guides, briefing information, reference files, and images are studied and fully accessible throughout the entire translation process via our proprietary tech.

Onboarding
Content Production

Content Production

Step 4. Tech-enabled quality support – Our proprietary language tech platform, STREAM, prompts every workflow task to confirm and evaluate the accuracy of the previous task with multiple inbuilt checks to monitor consistency with terminology.

Review

Step 5. Peer Review – All our professional linguists are reviewed and checked by a qualified reviser and an added project management technical check to ensure completeness against both the client and job-specific brief.

Step 6. Quality Scoring – Every project is graded on a quality scorecard for accuracy, tone and register, fluency, presentation, and overall comments. This scorecard is then shared with the linguists and the project manager, and the data is stored in STREAM. These insights are fed back to project managers for continuous improvement.

Review
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Why our clients choose us: the 3Ts of TOPPAN.

Talent

Talent

  • We strive to attract and develop the best talent in the industry for first-class service to our customers
  • We are intentional in creating a respectful, diverse, and ambitious team
  • We hand-pick native-speaking expert linguists and always pay them fairly
Technology

Technology

  • We build our tech with trusted expert advice for your industry content needs
  • Our proprietary tech platform, Stream, is easy to use and easy to implement
  • We continuously innovate with the most appropriate tech through a long-term approach
Tailored to you

Tailored to you

  • We partner with your team through consultative engagement
  • We focus on addressing your specific pain points with bespoke solutions
  • We deliver first-class service with operational excellence – quality, security, and on-time delivery

Understand what we’ve built with our case studies.

We seek meaningful, long-term relationships with our clients in order to create truly transformative results.
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