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Great Books about Translation

Translation services are readily available to business owners, students and other vested interests. The quality of the translation service is dependent upon the ability of the translator to accurately interpret the message of sender and accurately relay it to the receiver. When standard translation services are undertaken, it’s imperative that the communication channels are open and that there is no distortion of the message being conveyed.

Interested parties are able to consult multiple resources to enhance the quality of the translation service. Foremost among these are books on effective translation. The mark of a good book on translation is indicated by … Continue Reading

Translation services versus Interpretation services

Though translation services and interpretation are commonly used words found in all dictionaries, there are several misconceptions about the skills required and the nature of the job. Often they are loosely used interchangeably to mean one and the same thing while in practice they are quite different. This article tries to clarify the two terms for the layman.

The basic difference between translation and interpretation is that the former is a written task while the latter is an oral task. Translation involves changing a written text from a source language to a target language. Interpretation … Continue Reading

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More Tips on How to be a Professional Translator

If you’re a newly graduated translator-to-be, then you have a lot to look forward to—namely, working in a professional translation agency complete with fully experienced human translation experts and machine translation assistants or setting up your own freelance translation service at the comfort of your own home via the magic of the worldwide web.

Of course, nothing is that simple in life, and you’ll have to exert a lot of effort in order to break into this line of work. Once you do though, it’s well worth the wait, struggles, and difficulties. As such, here are several … Continue Reading