Knowledge base

Useful materials for language service providers

Industry standard

ISO 17100:2015 provides requirements for the core processes, resources, and other aspects necessary to deliver a quality translation service that meets applicable specifications.
If you would like to purchase the standard, click below.

Translation industry study

In 2017, we conducted a comprehensive study of Hungarian language service providers. A summary of our research findings is available for download here.
(This guide is currently available in Hungarian.)

Laws and Regulations

A selection of the main laws and regulations applicable to the Hungarian translation industry. We try to update this list regularly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.
(This guide is currently available in Hungarian.)

Computer Assisted Translation

Proford has compiled a comprehensive guide for all parties involved in translation workflows (customers, language service providers and translators) on all aspects of computer assisted translation.
(This guide is currently available in Hungarian.)

Guidelines for Institutions and Companies required to use Public Procurement Procedures

Proford’s translation purchase guidelines for institutions and companies required to use public procurement procedures. This guide gives an overview of the characteristics of the translation market and of the services available. This document can help better formulate your needs when drafting a tender, and to thus obtain better quality and more cost-effective services from actors on the translation market.
(This guide is currently available in Hungarian.)

Covid survey

In November 2020, we conducted a survey among LSPs and freelancers in language industry on the impact of the pandemic.