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THE FEATURES OF AGREEMENTS THAT MAKE TRANSLATION EASIER

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Some time ago I wrote a text about the features of technical documentation that make translation easier. As I was writing that post, I realized that I could write a similar article about agreements, terms and conditions, and similar legal texts. Legal texts are in a way similar to technical documentation. If their writing is sloppy, they become unclear, which, in turn, may have disastrous […]

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID FRENCH

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The Witcher games and series have been on everyone’s lips for some time now and I’ve got a real treat for you! Here’s my interview with David French, the translator of the Witcher books from Polish into English. David has translated six books by Andrzej Sapkowski and he’s working on another three now. As it happens, we live in the same town! This year, I’ve […]

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THE FEATURES OF TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION THAT MAKE TRANSLATION EASIER

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I translate a lot of technical documentation, mainly instruction or installation manuals. Translation of such texts requires some knowledge of the topic in question, skill, attention to detail, and most importantly common sense. Yet even the best translators can go from mildly upset to seething with fury when an instruction manual poses problems and difficulties due to its poor structure and editing. I have decided […]

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BOOK EDITING AND PUBLISHING – LESSONS LEARNED

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In my previous text, I told you what I learned studying book editing and publishing at university. I also mentioned a couple of areas that still need improving. Today’s article is also based on my recent university experience, but with a slightly more tongue-in-cheek approach. When I was at school, I liked to note down my teachers’ “words of wisdom”. Sometimes these adages were more […]

BOOK EDITING AND PUBLISHING – WHAT DID I LEARN AT UNIVERSITY?

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With my inner inclination towards being an eternal student, I’ve always wholeheartedly endorsed the idea of lifelong learning. As a translator, I cannot survive a day without learning something new, but apparently that’s not enough for me. That’s why I enrolled on a post-graduate course in book editing and publishing last year, and I have just officially earned my diploma. I did the course at […]

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THE QUIET JOY OF PROOFREADING

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In our previous text, Paweł gave his answer to the fundamental question – why do we like revision? Today, Martyna will have her say, but from a slightly different perspective. *** A disclaimer is necessary before I start. Although we have enumerated the strict differences between checking, revising, reviewing, and proofreading in one of our articles, today I’m going to treat them as one and […]

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WHY WE LIKE REVISION

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We help others by translating texts, but today we’d like to tell you more about some of our other services. There are many people who have a text in English or Polish and they’re not interested in translation but they want their text to sound professional. There are many reasons for that: their English is good, but not as proficient as a translator’s, they have […]

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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 […]