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Inquiries to the Client: It’s a Team Effort

The interaction that takes place between the client and the Language Services Provider (LSP) is very extensive: The client requests a quote, the LSP carries out the corresponding analysis of the client’s needs (does he need a translation, editing or proofreading? is it an “inherited” translation to be corrected? does it need DTP?), the work […]

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Edition vs. Editing

After having lived in a Spanish-speaking country for a couple of years, and having heard the term “edition” being used almost daily to mean “editing,” I began thinking that maybe “edition” was in fact a synonym for “editing” and that these two words were interchangeable. However, I was wrong. After conducting some research I came […]

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How To Know If We Need A Translation Or An Interpretation

The other day I had lunch with a colleague who works primarily in interpretations rather than translation, and he told me that a company had called because they needed a “simultaneous interpreter” for a job that would last three days. When he asked what the job was, if it was a conference (the most common […]

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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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Tips for Internationalization on the Web

Below is a synthesis of issues to be considered to improve “internalization” on the Web. * Coding: for content, databases, etc., Unicode is recommended for use whenever possible. It is better to declare the encoding of content. Usually, the encoding limits us to using certain scripts or languages. Unicode is the “encoding” that allows us […]

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Maria Moliner

As mentioned in previous articles, the task of the editor is correcting the translation on the basis of grammatical rules, among other indicators of quality and professionalism. An important source, and in fact the ultimate source for defining words and declaring correct grammar, for writing in Spanish are the dictionaries of the Royal Spanish Academy. […]

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