“Faithfulness, expressiveness, and elegance” has been considered essential to make a good translation since first promoted by Yan Fu in the late 9th century.
Faithfulness: Being faithful and true to the source text,
which we have successfully achieved;
Expressiveness: Being expressive and articulate, which we
have also successfully achieved;
Elegance: Exhibiting refined, tasteful beauty of manner,
form, or style, which we have been working