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All Business Communication Should be Properly Proofread

Businesses communicate all the time. Business communication ranges from brief telephone calls and emails right through to lengthy business plans, business proposals, marketing material and financial statements and overviews. The purpose of proofreading is to ensure that all this activity is understood perfectly by whoever it is intended for. The benefits of proofreading business communication Business…

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Handling Acronyms in Translation

Acronyms pose a special problem for translators. They are hard to research because they often refer to specialized industry jargon or internal corporate processes. The internet has many resources for terminology research and pages devoted to acronyms but it can still be a hit-or-miss pursuit. As translators, we’re responsible for leaving no stone unturned in…

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Crappy Translation Can Kill You

The title may sound like a dramatic hyperbole created simply to be a catchy headline – and yes, it is. But it’s also a dramatic catchy headline that happens to be true. This week we’ve been covering a variety of topics regarding mistranslations, language service oversights and translation mistakes. Several articles were published within the…

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Game translation – The challenges

Language translation is not a simple field, it has got many sub divisions depending upon the area for which language translation is required. Apart from having in-depth knowledge of required language, the skills, knowledge and techniques required for say, financial translation would be significantly different from the requirements of marketing or literary translation. In the…

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Business Translation Tips

Translators change the environment around us. They open up communication for business translations of all types. They help provide entertainment. They make the world a unified place where each person contributes to the greater good. Everyone’s knowledge is accessible and can be built upon. Our everyday lives are affected by translators and most don’t even…

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Easily Confused Words In English

Mistakes in using one word for another when they are similar in spelling but different in meaning are easily made. When editing, or simply reading, business documents drafted in English I have noted that certain pairs of words that are pronounced or spelt similarly are frequently confused – even at times by native English writers!…