Find an ISO 18587 Consultant
If you are not familiar with ISO 18587 for Post-Editing of Machine Translation Output, you may benefit from engaging a consultant to guide you through the process.
ISO 18587 Consultants will help you interpret the requirements of the standard in the context of your organisation.
They may provide you with template documentation to help build your policies/procedures, or they may draft them for you.
ISO consultants can also be a good source of knowledge transfer, helping you gain a better understanding of the standard.
Choosing the Right ISO 18587 Consultant
It’s important to choose the right ISO 18587 consultant to get the best value from the standard.
Here are our 5 Tips for Choosing and ISO Consultant:
1. Knowledge of ISO Standards
There are many types of business and management consultants, however working with ISO Standards is a unique skill.
Look for consultants who have experience implementing ISO Standards and a proven track record with the ISO 18587 standards.
2. Knowledge of the Industry
Language Service Companies have unique needs, so finding a consultant with knowledge of the translation industry can bring many benefits.
There are ISO Consultants who specialise in language service companies.
3. Software / Tools
Talk to any potential ISO Consultant about the tools and technology they are using. It’s important to be able to collaborate across your existing tools such as Microsoft 365 or Google GSuite.
In addition, some consultants use project management software which can be useful to track the progress of your implementation work.
4. Location / Time Zone
Just like the translation industry, ISO Consultants can work effectively remotely, so while you may prefer a local resource, keep open minded about the geographical location of the consultancy you choose.
That said, time zones can be a significant issue in terms of organising meetings are a reasonable time.
5. Supporting Services
Look at the other services the consultant is offering such as other ISO Standards you may be interested in or training for others in your organisation.
This will future proof the relationship and improve productivity.
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