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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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As we have already mentioned, a majority of translators have cats. Or CATs, actually. What are they? What can they do? What are their functionalities? How do they help? Do they release translators from all their duties and let them fool around and do nothing? Today, we’d like to answer these questions for you. The nature of CATs    The CAT abbreviation stands for Computer Assisted […]

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TRANSLATOR’S (TOP) GEAR

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Today’s post is going to be somewhat technical, just like the previous one, and dedicated to those of you who are at the beginning of their translation career path. I’m going to tell you more about the computer equipment which is good for translators at present. I’ll focus on PCs and laptops working with Windows, as they are what we use on a daily basis. […]

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TRANSLATORS AND THEIR TRICKY TOOLS

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You certainly have some ideas about how the translator’s work and the process of translation itself looks. They usually involve the translator sitting in front of a computer, ‘transcribing’ the source text – in a digital or printed form, looking up words in a big, old, traditional bilingual dictionary (or a pile of dictionaries), sometimes searching the web. Is this what it actually looks like? […]