What does a translation process look like?

First, I will ask you to prepare and submit your document. Proper preparation for the translation process will ultimately save you time and money!

How to prepare for translation?

Ensure that your text is edited and suitable for publication. Decide on the scope of the translation and create a clear translation brief specifying the following:

  • Purpose of the content
  • Target audience
  • Tone of voice
  • Preferred terminology
  • Deadline

How to submit your source document?

You send your documents confidentially using the quote form. I support a range of file formats, even PDF files.

Generally speaking, I can provide a specified, tailor-made quote within a few hours during office hours in the Netherlands but always within 24 hours!

Once you have submitted your document, I will process the content following the steps set out below.


After looking at your documents and translation brief, I provide a price quote and time frame for your translation project.

The turnaround time depends on the volume, difficulty of the text and the requested delivery date. My average daily output is 2,500 words.

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Once you accept the quote, I plan your project and we agree on a deadline.

Next, I perform the actual translation work.

Each translation is guaranteed a 100% human-created translation using the latest CAT-technologies.

Erwin van Wouw, technical translator


After translation, I perform a quality assurance service consisting of checks for:

  • Accurate and consistent form, style, and sentence structure
  • Consistent use of terminology
  • Spelling, typos and grammar
  • Proper use of punctuation
  • Accurate transposition of numerical data from the source to the target


I send you the completed translation as quickly as possible, but always by the agreed deadline. Because I adhere to the original document format, the translation that you receive is ready for use.

If you have any questions or comments about the translation, please let me know as soon as possible after delivery. I will try to resolve any issues as soon as possible.


After the completion of the translation process, you receive a detailed invoice for the translation project. BlacKKite offers multiple payment methods to settle the invoice.

I kindly ask you to transfer the total amount of the invoice within 21 days to the bank account specified on the invoice.

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