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Not Everyone Can Be A Translator

Recently a friend told me that his carpenters removed some “bursts” from a piece of furniture they were making and I said, “you mean burr” and he said “well, that’s what the carpenter said,” and I said, “well, it’s wrong. ” I recently also had a client who claimed that a translation contained an incorrect […]

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In specialized translation projects, we experience on a daily basis the reality that the terms used in the jargon of some engineers are not endorsed or approved by the prestigious dictionaries. Our mission is difficult, since we are faced with the dilemma of using a term used commonly in industry-specific jargon but considered academically incorrect, […]

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