IL Consultancy Translation Services: Common Questions About TEP Answered

IL Consultancy Translation Services: Common Questions About TEP Answered

When you need a financial document, proposal, or educational book translated, you cannot simply type it into an online translating app and hope for the best. You need a professional translation service that not only translates your document but performs the translation-editing-proofreading (TEP) process. We answer some of the common questions around TEP in translation services and demonstrate how IL Consultancy translation services with TEP are a perfect match for your translation needs.


Common Questions About TEP in Translation Services:  

We have answered a few of the common questions around TEP in translation services to highlight what TEP is and why TEP is important when using a translation service.

What is TEP? 

Translation-editing-proofreading (TEP) is a three-part process in a translation service. Firstly, your text is translated from the original language into the desired language, then it is edited, and finally, it is proofread to ensure it is of a high standard.

TEP goes two levels above your standard translation service. TEP does not simply convert your text from one language into the next, but the TEP process ensures the integrity of the original text is maintained and correctly conveyed.

What is the TEP Process?

The TEP process is scrupulous. TEP goes above and beyond what is required of a translation service to provide you with superbly translated text. We explore each aspect of the TEP process.

1) Translation: 

Translation services are specifically for translating written texts, which can range from textbooks to company brochures to social media posts to legal documents. The original text will be read and translated by a professional translator into the desired language.

The problem with only translating the texts is that the focus is purely on the diction of the text, which means you run the risk of grammatical errors, inaccuracy, and a low-quality translated text. Most translation companies will simply do the translation step, and you will be none-the-wiser to any possible errors.


2) Editing: 

The editing process in TEP will analyse your text for any grammatical or spelling errors, style problems, and word choice. The editing of your text will make sure that the original expressions have been preserved in your translated text, such as any humour or emotions.

The editing process will also make sure that your text has been translated to suit your target audience and that the text is consistent with your specific industry or requirements.


3) Proofreading: 

The proofreading process in TEP will give your text one final review. The proofreading process predominantly focuses on the layout, structure, and consistency of your translated text. An important step in this stage is to compare the translated text to the original text to make sure that the integrity and accuracy have been carefully mimicked in the translated text.

Why is TEP Important? 

The TEP process is a critical three-step procedure that makes sure that you do not produce a translated text that can lead to misinterpretation, embarrassment, or offend the people who read it. TEP is important for these various reasons.

1) Quality: 

The TEP process provides you with high-quality translated texts. You can trust that you will receive a text that has been accurately translated, has no errors, and is a true reflection of your original text and your industry with the TEP process.

An example where quality is important is in the translation of educational texts. The educational texts need to be of superb quality to make sure that the students are receiving the best quality education that can be built upon for a successful future.

2) Professionalism: 

If the TEP process is not performed for the translation of your text, you run the risk of a lack of professionalism in your text. Misspellings, inaccurate word choice, and grammatical errors can easily occur when a text is being translated, and these will reflect poorly on you or your business. You need to hire a professional translating company that will not only translate your texts but performs the TEP process as well to make sure your professionalism is being conveyed.

3) Accuracy: 

The last thing you want is a misinterpretation of a legal document, business proposal, or financial report that has been translated. Not only will this misinterpretation be possibly devastating for your business, but it can also affect the professionalism of your business.

4) Safety: 

The TEP process makes sure that your texts are accurately translated, and this can aid in safety. If your business is a medical company and needs a document about your latest medical procedures translated, accuracy is of the utmost importance to make sure there are no misinterpretations when other medical companies attempt to perform your procedures.


Important texts such as medication safety pamphlets, ingredient lists, and workplace safety procedures are other examples of the importance of accurate translation for safety purposes.

5) Expansion of Business: 

When you have decided to start the process of expanding your business, you are going to be faced with various challenges, but accurate translations do not need to be one of them. The TEP process makes sure that your text portrays the professional and unique aspects of your business in a mirror-image way. TEP ensures that language differences do not need to be a barrier between your business and global success.

Why Choose a Translation Company that Offers TEP? 

When you hire the services of a translation company, you are placing your trust in the company that they will translate your texts into the desired language in an accurate, high-quality, and professional way. This trust can come at a high cost if your translated texts have inaccuracies that you were unable to detect.

By choosing to hire a translation company that offers TEP with their translation service, you are choosing a company that demonstrates a concern for accuracy and quality. This will provide you with a guarantee that your translated texts will convey the meaning and reflect the authenticity of your original text.

Does IL Consultancy Offer TEP? 

IL Consultancy incorporates TEP into the offered translation services. We understand that translating your text correctly is only the first step in providing you with high-quality translated documents. Not only do we offer the niche TEP in our translation service, but we go above and beyond by using different translators and editors in the TEP process to make sure that you can rely on the quality of our translations.

Our TEP process is performed by three independent translators. Firstly, your document will go to a specific translator that we have selected based on language fluency and industry knowledge. Your text will then go to a second inspector, who is also fluent in your needed language and your industry. The inspector will analyse the translation to ensure accuracy, and then perform the necessary editing and proofreading in the TEP process.

Finally, your text will go through an in-house quality control system performed by a IL Consultancy manager. This extra step in the TEP process provides you with a perfectly translated, edited, and proofread text, and therefore peace of mind.

More About IL Consultancy Translation Services:   

IL Consultancy translation services provide you with a total solution to your translation requirements. Whether you are looking to expand your business, widen your educational reach, or create an advert, IL Consultancy translation services can exceed your needs with our high standards and expert translations with TEP.

This is a list of our translation services. If you have any unique or specific translation service requirements, you can simply get in touch with one of the friendly IL Consultancy managers and we will work towards meeting your needs.

  • Technical documents.
  • Proposals.
  • Internal company documentation.
  • Legal documentation.
  • Marketing and advertising material.
  • Literature.
  • Reports.
  • Educational books and terminology.
  • Financial material.


We can offer translated texts in these various industries due to our wide network of outsourced translators. We will carefully select a translator that is both qualified and fluent in your desired language and the industry you are needing translation for. This pairing of both language fluency and industry knowledge is critical for exceptional translated texts and making our service personalised to your needs.

All the texts IL Consultancy offer for translation can be translated from or into any of these listed languages.

South African Languages: 

  • Afrikaans.
  • Sotho / Sesotho / Southern Sotho.
  • Xitsonga.
  • English.
  • Tshivenda.
  • Ndebele / IsiNdebele.
  • SiSwati.
  • Zulu / IsiZulu.
  • Setswana.
  • Xhosa / IsiXhosa.
  • Sepedi / Northern Sotho / Sesotho Sa Leboa.

African Languages: 

  • Igbo.
  • Shona.
  • ‘African’ Portuguese.
  • Shona.
  • ‘African’ French.
  • Swahili.
  • Chichewa.

Major International Languages: 

  • Japanese.
  • French.
  • Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).
  • Portuguese.
  • Arabic.
  • Spanish.
  • Russian.
  • German.
  • Dutch.
  • Italian.
  • Urdu.
  • Hebrew.
  • Gujarati.


An important factor in translation, which is often overlooked by other translation companies, is localisation. Localisation, which is the inclusion of authentic aspects that signify each language and the cultures they form part of, will be included in your texts should your text require this. We offer localisation as an extra touch that provides your translated texts with genuine quality.

Our selection process for our freelance translators is rigorous. We ensure that our translators are mother-tongue speakers, are qualified to be translators, and that they reach our high translation standards by making sure they pass our internal tests.

IL Consultancy is accredited with The South African Translators Institute (SATI). Our membership with SATI highlights our competence and reliability in the translation industry. Our overall combination of qualifications, experience, and accreditation is a powerful combination to provide you with accurate and high-quality translations. IL Consultancy understands that translation projects often need a quick turnaround time. We offer translation services that uphold quality whilst still meeting your deadlines on time.

IL Consultancy translation services are affordable due to our outsourcing of translators and our use of exchange rate differences to work in your favour. We strongly believe in the importance of accurate translations, which is why we ensure that our translation services are suitable for any individual, small business, or large corporation budget.

We can offer our translation services to you no matter where you are located. We use the latest digital technology that allows you to send through your work on our website. This makes IL Consultancy a quick and efficient company to partner with for your translation needs.

About IL Consultancy: 

IL Consultancy offers translation services, writing services, transcription services, localisation services, graphic design, editing and proofreading services, typesetting, layout, and formatting services, interpreting, TEFL, and eLearning. Our various language services provide you with a singular, reputable company to handle all your requirements.

IL Consultancy has been in the language industry for decades. Our managing team is highly qualified and experienced to ensure that your project is handled expertly and professionally. We strive to make IL Consultancy your first choice for your language needs.

IL Consultancy offers the niche service of TEP with our translation services to ensure you receive a high-quality translation of your documents.