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The Advantage of a Professional Translation Tool

What’s a professional translation tool? First, let’s clear the concept of “translation tool”. In this context, we are not talking about automated translation tools, free or commercially available. Professional translation tool do not translate by themselves. Rather, they store in a database pairs of translation units, one in source and another one in target language....

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Why Glossary?

A glossary (or terminology list) is a vital resource especially in technical translation. Maintaining a consistent terminology enhances the clarity and comprehension of the translation, and provides it with professionalism. The computer industry creates new terms in ever growing numbers. Microsoft makes available a glossary Website in many languages where terms in their various products can be...

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How to save on translation costs?

The simplest way is not to translate. Do you really need to translate everything? Consider the translation of the essential parts only. With each paragraph you don’t translate, you save the translation work hence – you save money. Professional translation tool (see “The Advantage of a Professional Translation Tool“) allow recycling translated texts with a smaller effort,...

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When should I hire a professional translator?

A well known idiom says: “You get what you pay for”. Google Translate gives an accurate translation from English to Hebrew, both syntactically and grammatically. One could do with that and be quite satisfied with it but on the other hand , it misses the irony or the nuance, which is manifest both in English and in Hebrew alike. There is a way to say this in Hebrew, which only a human...

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The 10 Commandments of Professional Translation

A recipe for a professional translation does not exist, yet its essentials can be outlined. Here are ten vital rules that make a translation a professional one. Succinctness Short sentences as much as possible, clarity, fluency, not too many clauses. A long sentence should be divided into two shorter ones. On the other hand, adding together two very short sentences into one sentence may improve...

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