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Memsource: 8 Keyboard Shortcuts to Make Life Easier

Memsource is a computer-assisted translation tool (also known as a CAT tool) that allows translators to work with text in two columns, side by side, in which one column displays the source text and the other column displays the target text. In addition, it offers search tools and quality control, and the ability to create […]

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Translation and Intertextuality: The Importance of Reading between the Lines

We’ve already discussed how instances of intertextuality can be found in all texts, whether literary, political or otherwise, as well as in everyday conversations. By mentioning a quote from a book or a reference to a movie or commercial, every time we communicate we generate millions of connections and create a network of links that […]

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Is it possible to mirror the source?

There is no intellectual feat which can be considered anything but useless, according to Jorge Luis Borges in “Pierre Menard, author of the Quixote”. This affirmation is, however, challenged all throughout the author’s short story, which tells of a man who set out to become the author of the Quixote, centuries after Cervantes’ (in)famous novel […]

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Size of Texts in Translations

When translating from one language to another, the lengths of the source text and target text usually have some differences. In certain situations, the differences may be systematic. In general, this is often a challenge for graphic designers. For example, texts in English and Chinese are usually the shortest, thus, the translation from those languages […]

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Prices Per Source Word Count

We are all well aware of how strongly budgets affect the decisions of all companies, even the largest, and for all suppliers, including suppliers of translations. This is why the creation of translation budgets must be done with as much accuracy and precision as possible. In the translation industry, the translation itself is not available […]

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The importance of information sources

In our daily task as translators, we face several different possibilities for the translation of a text, so, what is the best option when there are multiple possibilities? Some may have a more sophisticated style, some were already used by others in works published on the Internet, and finally, some are found in dictionaries or […]

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