TW Languages is ISO:17100 Translation Services certified.
There are over 1000 translation companies in the UK alone and it is likely that each company will work differently. The beauty of having the standard is that it quantifies all aspects of the translation process and is a badge that states “we actually do what we say we do“!
Scope (as mentioned on the ATC website – atc.org.uk)
This international standard provides requirements for the core processes, resources and other aspects necessary for the delivery of a quality translation service that meets applicable specifications.
Application of this international standard also provides the means by which a translation service provider (TSP) can demonstrate conformity of specified translation services to this international standard and the capability of its processes and resources to deliver a translation service that will meets the client’s and other applicable specifications.
Applicable specifications can include those of the client, of the TSP itself, and of any relevant industry codes, best-practice guides or legislation.
The use of raw output from machine translation plus post editing is outside the scope of this international standard.
This international standard does not apply to interpreting services