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The MRS/ATC CHECKLIST for buying translation services.

This official checklist is used by thousands of global researchers as guidance for procuring translation and localization services.

Born of collaboration between governing bodies, the Market Research Society and the Association of Translation Companies, this checklist covers:

  • Data protection and GDPR compliance

  • Translation of structured data (pre-field)

  • Translation of unstructured data (post-field)

  • Competences and qualifications of linguists

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Checklist key contributor.

Ruth Partington is Empower CEO and Chair of the Association of Translation Companies. As checklist key contributor, Ruth brings 25 years of research localization expertise to this best practice on translation procurement for the research sector.

Ruth is a passionate advocate for greater regulation of language services in the insight industry, on the understanding that language is the lynchpin of multilingual research.

As a world-leading authority on insight translation, Ruth’s door is always open to chat - no strings attached.

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