When we plan a vacation or business trip, we tend to think only of our final destination and cost. Depending on the distance to be traveled and our comfort in knowing we can drive ourselves there, we may opt to hire a professional to “do the driving” for us. Translation projects are really no different.
In this week’s edition of Wacky Word Wednesday, you’ll be introduced to a nice big word with Greek roots, read a terrifying children’s story about a boy losing a few of his appendages (we’re not going to tell you which ones!), and you will learn three good reasons why you shouldn’t bite your nails. Hope you enjoy — and happy Wednesday!
The sixth issue of “Your Own Terms,” the biweekly comic about Sir Terminus: Crusader of Logic, Manly Valor, and Multilingual Terminology Management. In this week’s issue, Tammy the Terminologist discovers her power over Terminus, who’s a bit too “customizable” for his own good.
In celebration of International Translation Day, we want to honor and highlight the achievements of Chiara Conte, the Chief Italian Linguist at CSOFT. In this featured interview, Melissa Taing and Chiara enjoy a lively conversation about translation, including misconceptions about translators’ work, and what makes the difference between a good translator and a GREAT translator.
In his debut post on “Simply CSOFT,” guest blogger Robert Derbyshire discusses the trials and tribulations of a native English speaker learning Chinese in China. Then he gets all philosophical and talks about the Platonic implications of engaging in battles of language dominance. Stop by and check it out!
After having discussed the what’s and how’s behind streamlining the translation review process, in part three of Translation Review Week we delve into the who’s. Namely, we discuss the characteristics that you should look for when recruiting reviewers, whether you employ an in-house or third-party method of translation review.
In day two of Translation Review Week, we discuss how to progress from knowing what you want to getting what you want when it comes to linguistic review. This entry describes a brief list of pre-translation guidelines that you should have in place in order to optimize your translation review process and minimize your exposure to subjective reviews.