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Why QAing is a Good Thing

As mentioned in a previous post, a QA (Quality Assessment) step can be vital whenever we try to meet the high demands of our clients. We always do our best to deliver a high-quality job. But sometimes, some details fall through the cracks. Sometimes, our clients will require a one-step job (whether it is just […]

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Who Let The Dogs Out?

If you are like me, you’ve probably found yourself watching news and videos online featuring man’s fluffy-best friends. There’s no better way to lift your spirit than watching puppy videos online. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love puppies? When it comes to referring to our beloved four-legged friends, there are new terms taking the spotlight […]

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Get Them Pumpkins Rolling

As Halloween approaches children and adults alike start their preparations for this much awaited date. Halloween is no longer regarded as a holiday marketed from the U.S. to the rest of the world. Many countries around the world have adopted this festivity (the American version of it) and it has become part of their holiday […]

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Sense and Untranslatability

Translators need to have different tools at their disposal whenever they encounter difficult-to-impossible terms to translate into the target language. We often face a few challenges during the translation process, especially when dealing with literary translations. Technical and legal documents are straightforward as far as terminology is concerned. There are also more widely accepted reference […]

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Face Your Demonyms

We all have our own demons to deal with. And, when talking about the demons behind our language, one that creeps out the ground more often than not is how to properly write or say a demonym or gentilic in a translation project or an interpretation session. In English, there are many ways to write […]

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Lost in Punctuation

As languages may differ in terms of structure, gender, and syntax; there’s something that most languages have in common (there are a few exceptions to the rule): they need Punctuation. Punctuation is what helps us make sense of what we read and say, a necessary evil which serves to contain the chaos inherent in language. […]

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