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The Economy of Language – A Guide for New Writers

What’s Going On? News headlines from the past decade show a worrying outlook for professional copy editors and writers. As this article from The Washington Post illustrates, copy editing jobs have fallen by the wayside, and there is little media companies are doing to fill the gap. But as the appreciation for writing professionals falls, […]

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Faithful vs. Effective Translations

A Bridge Too Far Most of the time, when we describe a good translation, we refer to the concept of fidelity. We believe the target text should be true to the source, respecting its style as well as the things it describes. However, at times, translators run the risk of over-egging the pudding, so to […]

Your Very own Interoperability Theme Park

I’ll Make my own Device! In the spirit of these famous rebellious words, I would ask you to take a long hard look at the seamless joints on your cell phone and imagine what frustration it must be to try and open your device, should any of its internal components fail. You could use a […]

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Can Humor be Translated?

There are many magazines with funny jokes, books that describe amusing situations, videos and movies where it is inevitable to let out a few laughs. Everyone loves to laugh and enjoy that intense moment of glee. And it is only natural to want to share these funny creations with others. Now, it is very tempting […]

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Do you Want to be a Multilingual Superstar?

Human beings usually learn to speak at least one language naturally in their first years of life. They learn from their parents, from school, from TV, from the place where they live. Of course, there are people who have the advantage of having parents who speak different languages, thus growing up with two mother languages. […]

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Danger: Linguistic Infections

As the world population continues to grow exponentially, epidemics of different diseases also increase due to factors such as the high population density in cities, which facilitates the spread of viruses and bacteria between individuals, the increased resistance of germs to different medicines, the lack of access to drinking water, deforestation, which brings with it […]

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