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Localization World 2013 in London

A Global Get-Together Part II Dublin was an excellent start, but we still had to experience the thrill of being in a more crowded space attending sessions on tons of different subjects to choose from. We caught our flight and, in no time, there we were: London’s LocWorld! At Localization World´s  Hammersmith venue we had […]

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Translation and Interpretation: The Best Professions of 2011

While surfing the Internet, I found this interesting article from U.S. News about the best jobs to have in 2011. It turns out that, within the category of “creative and service jobs”, I found translator and interpreter, along with commercial pilot, curator, heating and air conditioning technician, among others. Our profession is considered one of […]

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Formal Language and Comprehension in Translation

Our daily dilemma in translating legal documents is ensuring that the precise legal language is easily understood by the reader. Legal phrasing leaves very few choices of terminology, because they have a single name. What happens is that each country is sovereign and therefore in a translation project there are different legal systems involved, so […]

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Do We Need Certified Translators?

Let’s say that you are dealing with some important paperwork between two languages (a birth certificate from a different country, perhaps) and suddenly the man on the other side of the desk says, “This document has to be translated by a certified translator.” What do you do then? Well, first of all, don’t panic. It’s […]

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Legal Translations

The following are the most important aspects of legal translations: The might contain the ambiguities that arise from terms, concepts, or institutions that do not coincide between the legal systems of the source and target languages. In order to properly complete the translation, the translator must use a reliable manual or dictionary that clearly defines […]

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Adhesion contracts

In another post, we mentioned this type of contract which is commonly used in today’s market filled with the hustle and bustle of the business world. Adhesion contracts are pre-printed contracts used by the majority of companies who market mass products or services. The legal issue behind these “contracts” is the consent of one of […]

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