The small core group of CERN translators are not in a position to handle all translation requests.

  • Priority is given to the translation of the documents for the official CERN bodies (Council, Finance Committee, Scientific Policy Committee), press releases, articles for the Bulletin, administrative and operational circulars, safety documents.
  • Depending on the workload of the core in-house group, certain large-scale documents such as specifications, technical reports and other bulky texts may have to be outsourced to free-lance translators or agencies.
  • Outsourcing is handled by the Translation and Minutes group who will inform the client, i.e. the Department requesting the translation, of the costs of the operation which they will have to bear.
  • Only final versions of texts should be submitted, as later drafts containing substantial amendments tend to be invoiced in full.

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