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Editing and copywriting

In an increasingly globalised world, communicating your message to local markets is more important than ever. The quality of your translated content — whether in your webpage, marketing collateral or legal documentation — is paramount. It speaks volumes for your own commitment to quality, and respect for local cultures. Sloppy, unclear or inaccurate communication will undermine your business. Where to find decent editing and copywriting services?

Find out more: How an Editing Service can Improve your Copy

Our in‑house editors will take your text from good to great! 

QuickSilver Translate helps companies create or adapt their sales materials and websites to different linguistic areas. And we do this for all needs (marketing, technical, journalistic, etc.). We take care of copywriting, translating, editing or reviewing any type of document, using our pool of highly qualified professional editors and linguists. Choose between our three levels of Editing services:

Editing _Basic Proofreading

A junior editor will assess your text and make improvements in the following areas: 

  • spelling,
  • punctuation,
  • capitalisation,
  • grammar,
  • etc.

This level of service does not include stylistic changes, re-writing, SEO, or reviewing machine or human translation. Recommended only for texts written by native or near-native speakers of the language, and/or for final review.

From $/€40/hr

Editing _Copyediting

A senior editor will assess your copy and make improvements in the following areas: 

  • Improvements to style and consistency
  • Improve the sentence structure, usage, and connotation
  • Paraphrasing and rewriting where necessary, to improve the text readability and impact
  • Use of Keywords (SEO) provided by the customer.

Our editors will, of course be happy to adhere to the style guide of your choice. In addition, the formatting of references can be in accordance with the citation guide of your choice”.

We can also review machine or human translation provided by the customer.

From $/€50/hr

For more basic review of machine translation (and a per word rate), see Translation_BASIC PLUS.

Editing _Premium/Academic

We also offer a more advanced and detail-oriented editing service, tailored for academia. If you work in academia and want to get published in English, you’ll probably need an academic editing service. At QuickSilver, we believe academic editing should be done by experts. All our editors are degree-holding native speakers of English, or Spanish, with wide experience in both academia and business editing. Our premium editing service involves two different editors reviewing your manuscript.

From $/€60/hr

Translation Review

A translation review is an analysis of both source and target texts to check for accuracy in content, style, and tone. An all-too-common translation pitfall is to slip into what we call ‘translationese’. In the case of technical translation, accuracy is of course the most important factor. However, for marketing collateral it is fundamentally important to produce a text which has style, the appropriate tone, and reads as if it were written by a native speaker.

Translationese’ is when you sacrifice this clarity in order to reproduce the meaning of the original. Unfortunately, the result is often something which is grammatically correct, but not phrased in a way that a native speaker would use.

One small example illustrates this principle. In conversation, a native of the USA would always say that something cost ‘one-fifty’, but never that it cost ‘one-dollar-fifty-cents’. Now, the second option is perfectly correct, it is just totally unidiomatic. This is the sort of ‘mistake’ which an inadequate or inexperienced (or non-native) translator won’t notice, but any native speaker will recognise as classic translationese!

Because everyone needs a good editor!

We make every effort to understand and respond to our clients’ preferences, objectives and needs. QuickSilver’s editing and copywriting services will help you to showcase your professional services and products to new international markets. We also have experience in working with different Content Management Systems (CMS).

In conclusion, Quicksilver Translate can assist you with all your linguistic, translation and editing needs.

Contact us for more information, or a quote.