I will prepare your translations as follows:
Stage One – After you instruct me to proceed, I will
- Ask you for your postal address if you have not already supplied it
- Ask you for your invoicing details (e.g. your true or registered name and address, ABN details etc); these are also useful for my declaration
- Print a copy of your scanned document
- Translate the contents as a full or pro-forma
- Email you a secure draft PDF of the translation for your inspection and approval.
Stage Two – After you accept the draft translation, I will
- Add a declaration stating that I am a qualified translator and have prepared the document from a copy provided by you
- Sign and stamp the translation
- Sign and stamp the printed copy of your document
- Send you the signed translation and signed copy by post with the invoice.
A word about your address:
- a PO Box is fine for me to send you your translations, HOWEVER
- when preparing my declaration I would prefer to use your true residential address (or business address in the case of companies or law firms) since they help establish you as a real person
- your true name and address (such as appear on your passport, bills etc) are also advisable for invoicing, so you can claim any GST, eligible tax deductions etc.