Translation Standards


Published standards

ISO 11669:2012 Translation projects – Guidelines – guiding recommendations for handling translation projects to meet best practice parameters

ISO 17100:2015 Translation services – Service requirements – minimum requirements for assuring professional delivery of translation services by all providers, freelance individual to multinational organization.

Developing standards

ISO/FDIS* 18587 Translation services – Post-editing of machine translation output – Requirements – minimum requirements for assuring professional delivery of the human post-editing of machine translation output, the state of developing machine translation programs being still too fast moving for standardization.

ISO/WD** 20771 Legal Translation services – Requirements – minimum requirements for delivery of a quality legal or other specialist translation service.

*ISO/FDIS = Final draft international standard stage – National Standards Bodies provide editorial comment only with positive vote and technical reason with negative vote for publication.

**ISO/WD = Working draft – Technically for comment only by ISO project Working Group (WG) members but these members can obtain input from others to add to their own expertise.