HOW TO WORK FROM HOME AND NOT TO GO NUTS

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We planned the text on the upsides and downsides of working from home some months ago, but in the current situation – the world is in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic – we’ve decided to write and publish it sooner and to take these circumstances into account. We hope that you’ll find some useful tips about how to work from home effectively and hassle-free: […]

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QUALITY ASSURANCE IN TRANSLATION

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When a text is sent to be translated, translation itself is only a part of the whole service ordered. Translation may come with revision, review, and proofreading, or any of those can be ordered separately. You may wonder, though, what do these terms mean? They sound near-synonymous, after all. Today we’ll clarify this somewhat confusing terminology and describe the particular stages of the translation quality […]

THE TRANSLATION PROCESS – HOW DO WE DO IT?

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In our previous entries we’ve told you what our standard days look like, what we actually translate, what tools (like CAT software here and there) and hardware we use. Now we would like to tell you what we actually do when we translate. *** Of course, this entry presents some general notes about our process of translation, as no two texts are translated exactly in […]

HOW TO PREPARE A TEXT FOR TRANSLATION

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Today’s text is going to be about the source texts sent to us to be translated. How to prepare a text for translation so that the process of translation is smooth and undisturbed by unnecessary problems? The clients can do a couple of things which will help the translators achieve an even better quality of the target text. They can save the translator’s time which […]

TRANSLATORS’ DISLIKES

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As promised a long time ago, we’re here with a text about what it is that translators dislike. There are a couple of examples to mention; however, lest we sound too negative, we encourage you to start with our first article about translators’ likes. What makes us angry, irritated, and annoyed, even if we’re hiding it well? What gets on our nerves, tests our patience, […]

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TRANSLATOR

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Today, you are officially invited behind the scenes of our office and we’re going to let you take a sneak peak of our everyday translation work. And life, too. It’s hard to say for sure where and when one ends and the other begins. It’s safe to say, though, that no day in the life of a translator is like any other. There is no […]

SO WHAT IS THIS THING ABOUT TRANSLATORS AND CATS? – PART II

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In the previous entry, I told you what Computer Aided Translation software was and, also, I covered the CAT basics, namely translation memories (TMs) and glossaries. Today I’m going to describe some other useful features of CATs. Since, as you remember, we operate on Wordfast PRO, I’ll focus on this programme. Projects – where files are gathered First of all, the texts we translate are […]