Under-editing VS. Over-editing

Under-editing is generally characterized by the following features:
  • Errors (spelling, typos)
  • Mistranslations (TT does not match ST)
  • Inconsistent terminology
  • Inaccuracies
  • Inconsistency in figures, units of measurement, etc.
  • Incorrect formatting
  • Not following project-specific instructions


Over-editing is typically characterized by preferential rather than necessary changes.

Source: SDL Training Material


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