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Site web. Freelance. Outils. Is there anything that shouldn’t be translated? Is there anything that shouldn’t be translated?

Is there anything that shouldn’t be translated?

All right, we’ll admit it: it does sound like an odd question. Especially coming from a translation agency. After all, we do live in the age of information. With search engines and encyclopaedias and on-demand media just a mouse-click away, universal access to content is something that most people take for granted now. These days, everyone wants access to everything, all of the time. So yes, in that context, the idea of consciously choosing not to translate something may seem a little counter-intuitive. “Agencies won’t pay my rates, and I can’t find direct clients”: what to do?

When a client says, "Geez…that's really expensive!" A student in my online course asks, “What do I respond when a client comments that my rates are really high?”

When a client says, "Geez…that's really expensive!"

Good question, student! Because if you’re running your business the right way, someone, someday, and maybe even lots of people almost every day, will think that you’re too expensive. How to improve your research in European Terminology - Terminology Coordination Unit [DGTRAD] - European Parliament. Multilingualism was, and still is in a certain way, one of the biggest challenges for the EU Institutions.

How to improve your research in European Terminology - Terminology Coordination Unit [DGTRAD] - European Parliament

Communicating in 24 different languages among 28 member states requires an elaborated linguistic task, which has also established an in-house terminology for all to share. The research on terminology for a plurilingual project has, therefore, made an important contribution to the field of terminology itself, combining the study of European terminology and a wide range of research tools, termbanks and promoting spaces here and there. All done with the aim of enriching the termbank and terminology management at the same time. The following selection of European Terminology resources, created by the TermCoord team, will give you more than a little insight on this topic, from academic works in terminology to EU glossaries in all disciplines: Written by Ana Escaso MorenoCommunication Trainee at TermCoordJournalist & Social Media manager. Wie Sie Ihren Kunden unangenehme Dinge mitteilen. Guest post: Have you ever felt like a fraud?

Welcome back to our guest post series.

Guest post: Have you ever felt like a fraud?

Our guest today is the Brazilian literary translator living in the US Rafa Lombardino. Chris Durban on translation pricing. Are you unsure about how to price your translation services?

Chris Durban on translation pricing

Chris Durban shared her valuable insights on this thorny topic in her presentation on ‘Pricing issues in translation: is this where you want to be?’ For the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters in January 2016. Here’s a round-up of the key points from her presentation. Chris began by explaining that she never makes recommendations on translation prices, but is happy to share examples of actual prices observed for specific translation projects. In conversations with translators on pricing, she’s noticed that although many translators recommend aiming high, discussions often digress to issues of work-life balance and why money isn’t everything – and wind up with the reassurance that actually, it’s perfectly okay to aim low.

In Chris’s view, higher prices are desirable because they allow you to take the time you need to produce excellent work. Different types of language services and when you might need them. The language services industry can sometimes feel murky and jargon-riddled – just as we discussed in our last article, What’s the difference between a translator and an interpreter?.

Different types of language services and when you might need them

Now that we’ve cleared the air around most agencies’ flagship services, it’s time to take a look at some of the other offerings you might see from professional language service providers. Proofreading, editing and reviewing And so we start with the thickest, most impenetrable jargon-jungle of all. If you’ve ever felt confused about the distinction between these three services, don’t despair: to be honest, it’s rare to find any two agencies who agree on the exact definition of each. Ma Voisine Millionnaire Le Défi millionnaire #2 : changer une habitude matinale - Ma Voisine Millionnaire.

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Ma Voisine Millionnaire Le Défi millionnaire #2 : changer une habitude matinale - Ma Voisine Millionnaire

Au début du mois, je vous ai proposé un nouveau défi : changer l’une de vos habitudes du matin. Si vous avez tendance à traîner au réveil, si vous en avez assez de lires vos e-mails avant même d’avoir pris votre petit-déjeuner, le défi consiste à inverser ou ajouter une nouvelle action à votre quotidien. Si celle-ci s’intègre en douceur au démarrage de votre journée, elle pourra devenir une habitude. Si ce défi a porté ses fruits et que vous avez l’impression de commencer vos journées de manière plus efficace, bravo ! Venez nous raconter dans les commentaires ce que vous avez changé et comment vous avez procédé. Si ce n’est pas le cas, ce n’est pas grave. Que le défi ait été un succès ou mérite d’être poursuivi, partage vos impressions dans les commentaires ! Top Secrets of Effective Proofreading. These days, there is a lot of fuss and debate around Post-Editing (and Machine Translation) that made me reflect upon effective editing and proofreading as a key part of my work.

Top Secrets of Effective Proofreading

Are there revision and proofreading parameters that can be applied to check the completeness and correctness of a translation, as well as compliance with the client’s specifications? Let’s start trying to define editing, revision and proofreading. Revision means checking the quality and completeness of a translation through a sort of bilingual editing, e.g. it is a comparison of the source (original) text and the target text (translation).

Editing refers more to style. After “polishing”, the translation should read as if it were written originally in the target language and should be suitable for its audience. I started my career in the translation industry more than 20 years ago revising and proofreading translations made by expert professionals.