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Revision is the process of looking over a translation to decide whether it is of satisfactory quality, and making any needed changes. This very broad definition covers a range of activities, which will be considered here on the basis of who performs them: the original translator, a second translator, or a non-translator.

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Further reading

Künzli, A
2007“Translation Revision: a study of the performance of ten professional translators revising a legal text.” In Translation Studies: doubts and directions, Y. Gambier, M. Shlesinger & R. Stolze (eds), 115–126. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. DOI logo  TSBGoogle Scholar
Mossop, B
2007“Empirical studies of revision: what we know and need to know.” Journal of Specialised Translation 8. http://​www​.jostrans​.org [Accessed 5 June 2011]  TSB DOI logoGoogle Scholar