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To Edit or Start from Scratch?

A common scenario for our clients is when they find themselves doubting whether or not to edit or re-translate a document (article, website, or legal document) that did not meet their expectations the first time around. This situation can arise from having used an unprofessional translation agency, or having requested a rush translation. However, now […]

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‘Estadounidismos’: A New Variety of Spanish

More and more people in the United States speak Spanish; in fact, it is the second most spoken language in the country. As a consequence, many official documents are now written in Spanish. Both public bodies and private companies translate many of their documents. Sometimes it is so employees or users can better understand rules, […]

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Junk Translations

On our previous article we pondered about the main drivers in the translation industry (cost, time and quality) and how, as if it were affected by the force of some natural balance, one most always prevail over the other two. Translation services buyers today are usually like the March Hare in one of Lewis Carroll’s […]

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Editing vs. Edition

In the process of a translation project, there are many different workflow steps that can be involved, depending on the complexity of what’s being translated and the needs of the person or entity requesting the translation. One of the most common of these workflow steps is editing, part of the traditional “TEP” workflow process of […]

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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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Ancient Translation Errors

One of the risks involved in the translation process is losing the meaning of certain words or concepts, or even that the translation lends itself to a totally different interpretation. Sometimes, these variations don’t affect the final result all that much and don’t generate any sort of significant confusion. However, throughout the history of mankind, […]

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Language in Sports: International Communication at an Organizational Level

In our past couple of articles, we’ve talked about methods of communication in both European and world football, but focusing on what happens on the field, most importantly at the peak of competition. At a tournament like the FIFA Word Cup, where people from all over the world come together to play, watch, officiate, and […]

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