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What is translation project management?

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What is the translation project process?

Translation project management is the process of overseeing the different tasks involved in getting content translated from one language to another. It’s like being the conductor of an orchestra, making sure all the musicians (translators, editors, etc.) work together to create a harmonious final product (the translated text).

Here’s a breakdown of what translation project management typically involves:

  • Planning and Scoping: This includes defining the project goals, target audience, content type, languages involved, and deadlines.


  • Resource Allocation: Finding and assigning qualified translators, editors, and proofreaders based on the project’s needs.


  • Budgeting: Estimating and managing the costs associated with translation, tools, and resources.


  • Technology: Utilizing translation memory tools (TMs) to improve efficiency and consistency.


  • Communication and Collaboration: Keeping all stakeholders (clients, translators, editors) informed and ensuring smooth collaboration.


  • Quality Assurance: Implementing quality control measures like editing, proofreading, and revision to ensure a polished final product.


Important things to consider when managing translation projects

Translation project managers wear many hats, but their core function is to oversee the entire lifecycle of a translation project, ensuring it meets the client’s needs. Here’s a breakdown of their key responsibilities:

  • Project scoping and planning: They analyze the source material, estimate costs, and define timelines in consultation with the client.
  • Team assembly: They recruit and assign qualified translators, editors, and proofreaders based on the project’s requirements and target language.
  • Communication and liaison: They act as the primary point of contact between the client, the internal team, and any external vendors.
  • Quality assurance: They implement quality control measures throughout the process to ensure accuracy and adherence to the client’s specifications.
  • Budget management: They monitor project expenses and keep them within the agreed-upon budget.
  • Delivery and follow-up: They ensure timely delivery of the translated materials and address any post-delivery concerns from the client.

In short, translation project managers juggle the logistics, communication, and quality control aspects of a translation project, making sure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

Translation project managers perform various functions, but their main task is to oversee the entire life cycle of a translation project and ensure that the client’s needs are met. The main responsibilities are organized as follows
– Scoping and planning the project: analyzing source texts, estimating costs and setting deadlines in consultation with the client.
– Team building: selecting and assigning competent translators, editors and proofreaders according to project requirements and language.
– Communication and liaison: liaising with clients, internal teams and external suppliers.
– Quality assurance: implementing quality control throughout the process to ensure accuracy and compliance with client specifications.
– Budget management: controlling project costs and adhering to the agreed budget.
– Delivery and monitoring: ensuring the timely delivery of translated materials and resolving any issues that arise with the client after delivery.
In short, a translation project manager handles logistics, communication and quality control, ensuring smooth operations from start to finish.

Professional Translation Service agency Baltic Media Ltd operates in Nordic- Baltic region

The Baltic Media® Nordic-Baltic Translation agency is a leading provider of digital translation services in Northern Europe specialising in Northern European (incl. Nordic, Baltic, Slavic) languages mostly in translation services from/into SwedishFinnishDanishIcelandicFaroeseNorwegianGermanEnglishPolishRussianLatvianLithuanian and Estonian.

As an ISO certified language service provider, the Baltic Media® translation agency offers human translation services for corporate, governmental and private clients.

We specialise in Nordic and Baltic languages, but we are just as happy to help with translations into other languages in Northern Europe and around the world.

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