18 Oct 2019
The proof reading service provides practical support for developing your use of the Welsh language.
If you have leaflets, posters, web pages, policies or even
Facebook or Twitter posts, this is a great way to have a go at
preparing bilingual material.
How does it work?
1. Have a go at drafting the text bilingually. Give it your
best shot, the purpose of the service is to build
2. Send the text (in Welsh and English) to the Commissioner
via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
- there's up to 1000 words per year available for each
organisation which can be used in one go or in small chunks
over the year.
3. We'll send the work to a professional translator to be
checked and then it will be returned to you (within 3-4 days) with
any comments or suggestions.
4. You can then publish or print the work
What are the benefits?
• Develop the bilingual skills of your
• Develop confidence in using Welsh
• Ensure the work is correct before printing or
• A chance to have a go at using Welsh to benefit your
business or charity
• Free of charge
"Over 90% of our staff members are Welsh speaking and we saw
the need to increase our visual use of the language. We've been
delighted to be able to take advantage of the free proof reading
service offered by the Commissioner. It's allowed us to be certain
that the materials we're producing in Welsh are correct, and means
that we're able to increase our use of the language which can only
enhance the experience of our visitors from Wales and further
"The Welsh Language Commissioner's free proof reading
service is very useful for checking short pieces of text such as
document headings and job titles. The turnaround is generally very
quick and it has definitely improved our ability to provide a
Wales Co-operative Centre
As a social enterprise, the fact that the proof reading
serviced was free was very helpful. Also we were looking for a
reliable way of having our documents proof read and ensuring that
their translation was correct. The Commissioner's service was
recommended to us and we have been very happy with everything you
have done for us. The provision of the proof reading service
has improved the confidence of the individual who originally
translated the text. We would most certainly recommend the
Commissioner's Proof Reading Service to any company"
"The service was a great support for us. There are often
regional differences for Welsh terms. Using the service installed
confidence that the Welsh used was the most suitable within
National promotion. I would definitely recommend the service to
others in the future."
"I have been really pleased to have had the support of the
Proof Reading Service as I am a very novice Welsh learner and am
generally reliant on volunteers translating text for community
event promotions. The service has really improved the confidence of
the people offering to translate.
I have already recommended this service to a number of
colleagues in similar positions and would not hesitate to recommend
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