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How Are Word Counts Calculated for Websites?

In recent posts, we went over some issues to keep in mind when calculating word counts for quoting a translation project. Here we will discuss yet another instance, which is perhaps the most complex: quotes for websites. The translation of this type of material typically involves various challenges, because it implies, in addition to work […]

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How Are Word Counts Calculated for Complex Documents?

A few days ago we presented a first introduction to the issue of obtaining a word count for translation projects. Today, we will look at some important details that are crucial for further understanding this fundamental process in the industry. To do this, we will use practical examples of common quotes that we may confront any […]

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What Is Pre-editing?

Among the stages of translation, pre-editing is one of the most interesting, as well as least known, as it helps salvage poorly-converted files and thus be able to process them with translation tools, whether in order to reduce costs or to create memories that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to.   What does pre-editing consist […]

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Confusing Mistranslations in the Restaurant World

Tours, museums, restaurants, and historical locations are among the many things one will take part in or see when visiting a different country. What oftentimes strikes me is the humorous and incorrect translations I have read in places I never expected! I consider myself to be an amateur chef of sorts; so of course, some […]

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Building Confidence Leads To Successful Project Outcomes

Developing a relationship means building trust.  We often put ourselves in situations in our personal and professional lives that require some sort of blind faith in someone else.  Strong and closer relationships are obviously easier to manage day in and day out, opposed to less-developed ones that require more faith.  We also might find that […]

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Discounts for Repetitions in Translations

As we saw in a previous post, there is a series of factors that determines the possibility for applying discounts to translation services. In this case, I would like to focus a little more on the reductions that result from the use of assisted translation tools. Adequately managing the volume of work is essential to […]

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Translation Cost per Word

When it comes to preparing an estimate, freelance translators as well as translation agencies wish to offer a rate that would win the bid for the project and, whenever possible, potentially retain or attract a long-term client. Transparent Accounting The best strategy to preparing an easily understood and transparent quote is to keep things clear.  […]

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