Trends. Statistics. Rules and Regulations.

In this increasingly data-driven world, we often find ourselves in search for more and more pieces of information before we can make time-critical decisions, only to realise that certain knowledge may only be available in another language.

At alt studio, we provide quality document translation and languages services that you can rely on to make well-considered personal and professional decisions.

ABOUT US

We are a dedicated team of translators offering professional translation and revision services for individual and corporate clients who wish to communicate to recipients of another language and culture. Backed with nearing a decade of industry experience, we aim to provide quality, fit-for-purpose products, while adhering to the sense and sensibility of the source language.

Mission

To provide localisation efforts mapped to identified communicative purposes through accurate and graceful relay of discourse.

传用以习,顺合而雅

Vision

To know. To communicate. To build a cohesive and understanding community.

通透所言,传播以广,推进相互理解的和谐社区

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In this growingly interconnected world, the virtual distance of everyone is inevitably drawn closer with each passing day. However, the gap between users of different languages and from different cultural backgrounds seems to widen every waking moment.

At alt studio, we strive to build a cohesive and understanding global community through our efforts in relaying thoughts and words across each differentiated border.

SERVICES

Document Translation Services

i.    Business Documents
ii.   Legal Documents
iii.  Marketing collaterals
iv.  Financial Documents
v.   Courseware Documents

Retainer service available upon request. Speak to us to find out more.

Website Localisation

With the total installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices projecting to reach 75.44 billion worldwide by 2025, the need for a localised website is just the first step to expand the reach and footprint of your business in the virtual world.

Reach out to find out how to localise your website.

Transcription/Subtitling

i.    Audio files
ii.   Video files
iii.  Hardsub/Softsub

Certified Translation

Certified translation means that a document has been translated by a qualified professional translator, and a signed Certificate of Translation Assurance has been provided along with the translated document to confirm this.

Certified translations are often required for the submission of official documents for purposes such as academic, marriage or work. The translation agency or translator is required to declare that the translation provided is an accurate and true representation of the original document.

i. Certificates (Academic, Marriage, Birth & Death, etc.)
ii. Passport
iii. Driving License
iv. Legal Documents
v. Regulatory Documents

Certified Translation vs Notarised Translation - click to read more

Sometimes, you realised that you will need to submit a “notarised translation” to a relevant authority instead. Looking at the certified translation you have obtained, you start to wonder if this is sufficient enough.

In short, the answer is not yet.

Notarisation of documents is important for certifying documents as valid for use within a country. In Singapore, notarisation can only be done by a Notary Public.

In order to obtain a “notarised translation”, you will need to bring the original document, translated document, and Certificate of Translation Assurance to the Notary Public. The Notary Public may also request for the representative of the translation agency to be present to sign an affidavit.

If the notarised translation is to be used overseas, do note that it will also need to be authenticated by the Singapore Academy of Law and may be required to be further legalised by the foreign Embassy in Singapore and/or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

Machine Translation Post Editing

Generally, Machine Translation refers to either of the following four types: Statistical Machine Translation (SMT), Rule-based Machine Translation (RBMT), Hybrid Machine Translation, and Neural Machine Translation.

In recent years, it is predicted that there will be an increasing reliance on Domain Adaptive Neural Machine Translation (NMT). What this means for the translation industry is that we will be (if not, are already) facing increasing requests for the editing of machine-translated documents.

With the substitution of human translators with machines, it is not uncommon to see documents with strange subjects, verbs and objects usage in sentence structures, rendering the entire text incomprehensible.

At alt studio, we provide two types of Machine Translation Post Editing (MTPE) services, based on content and purpose of content, clients’ expectations, target turnaround time and MT output quality.

Light Post-editing vs Full Post-editing - click to read more

Light Post-editing

For personal understanding. May not be of publishable quality standards.

  • Correctly conveying the meaning of the source sentence
  • Semantically-correct translation
  • Correcting inconsistencies in terminology
  • Free from omissions / additions
  • High usage of raw MT output
  • Basic grammar and spelling checks
  • Stylistic changes are not implemented
  • Sentence restructure to improve the flow of the text will not be executed

Full Post-editing

High-quality human translation and revision equivalent.

  • Grammatically, syntactically and semantically-correct translation
  • Proper names, product names and other “Do Not Translate” elements
  • Free from omissions / additions
  • As high usage of raw MT output as possible
  • Correcting inappropriate, offensive or cultural inappropriate content
  • Correcting inconsistencies in terminology
  • Handling of list elements, tables or headers versus body text
  • Improve sentence structures to ensure target text flows naturally

TYPES OF TRANSLATIONS

All practitioners will agree that there can never be a best translation term or product. This is because translation is largely influenced by a consortium of factors including context, time period, audience and patrons. Therefore, translation is instead a negotiation process crafted by various influences and human factors.

We at alt studio always strive to touch base with clients, translators, proof-readers and editors to clarify and negotiate the best way to present the final product in an accurate and fit-for-purpose manner.

  • Website Translation
  • Business Translation
  • Legal Translation
  • Courseware Translation
  • Certified Translation
  • Machine Translation Post-editing

OUR EDGE

Translation service is never a transactional service! Our friendly staff will always strive to understand your business and philosophy before providing you with the best available language proposals.

The translation process in alt studio strictly follows the Translate-Edit-Proofread (TEP) process so as to provide a quality assured piece of document.

We believe that good quality is always available at an acceptable price. While this may not mean that we are the cheapest in the market, but we will strive to match your budget and present to you value that exceeds expectations.

We make all efforts to safeguard your documentation by signing NDAs with our qualified translators. We will also not disclose your personal information to any third parties, in accordance with the PDPA regulations.

We adopt relevant advanced Computer-assisted Translation (CAT) tools to provide consistency and accuracy in translation. In the translation process, wecreate and work with glossaries and pre-determined terminology for long term projects.

TRANSLATION/QUALITY CONTROL PROCESS

We are committed to source the right people for each project while strictly adhering to our Quality Control Process:

ANALYSE

Everything starts with at the quotation stage, where our staff will analyse the original document, understand your aim for translation, target audience, tentative turnaround time, project instructions/specifications, and related administrative aspects.

TRANSLATION

Once you have accepted the quotation, we will arrange for translation to be carried out in accordance to the project specifications (if any).

REVISION

The translator will provide the translated text for the revision/editing process where the target content will be verified against the source content for any errors or issues to be rectified.

PROOFREADING

The target content will be further reviewed (if required) as to pick out and apply required corrections to the translation. Once a final verification against the project specifications is completed, we will proceed for delivery.

DELIVER

Our staff will send the translation and invoice to you or any assigned staff.

SUPPORT

Should there be any issues with the translation, please feel free to reach out to us.

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