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The Importance of Professional Translators and Interpreters

A few weeks back, I read an article about the controversy concerning an error in the translation of a speech that was given by Diyab Jihad, a Syrian refugee in Uruguay. According to the newspaper that published the news, and Diyab’s lawyer, the interpreter was not true to the words of Diyab, and even added […]

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What to Expect From a Translations Company?

We’ve already spoken about the relationship that exists between price, quality, and speed when selecting a translation service. In this article, we will analyze in greater detail the variables that affect these three factors. When selecting a professional translation service, the decision to go with a certain provider will mainly depend on the variables of […]

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Why Include DTP Services in Your Project?

In other posts we have defined DTP (Desktop Publishing) within the realm of translation. Simply put, it is the use of computer programs for the treatment of graphic displays, in combination with other tools for layout and design, printers and a long list of items that work as aids for the entire process. Normally the documents […]

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The Challenge of Marketing Translations

The translator’s responsibility when working with marketing texts is quite significant. These texts, if they do not recreate the sense and style of the original, lose their essence. Marketing translations may generate large increases in a company’s revenue or may be the cause of crippling losses. The translation of marketing texts, whether a brochure of […]

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Who Sets the Deadline for a Translation Project?

Translation agencies usually focus on meeting objectives. When an agency needs a translation, there are certain factors (objectives) that must be met. The type of text, language (or languages) to translate, the layout of the text to reproduce, and so on. All of these objectives are factors that give life to a translation that, once […]

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Translation Teams: When Everyone Wins

Translation teams are a group of one or more translators, one or more editors (depending on the size of the project) and a reviewer. This team, in turn, responds to a project coordinator or project manager. Isn’t this the way it always is? Yes. Advantages The advantages of these teams stems from the idea of […]

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