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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Praise the Dog


Dog parents have always believed that their pooch understands every word that is spoken to them. It is not rare to find people talking to their dogs while on a stroll through the neighborhood, or talking to them at home telling them about your day. Oddly enough, it has taken scientists a long time to […]

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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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Another Cup, Another Song


Once again, it’s time for the Soccer World Cup and this time it’s Mother Russia’s turn to host. It’s pretty amazing how these past four years just flew by, and here we are, ready to shout ‘GOOOL’ (as Latin-American narrators do) following the sweet sounds of a soccer shoe kicking the ball as it swooshes […]

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