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Proofreading a Translation

I am often asked to proofread a translation. However, clients do not want a superficial job. They want the translation to be as effective as the original document was. I can’t give a per-word rate, because I cannot predict the general quality or complexity of the assignment. Therefore, I quote by the hour. Sticking to [...]

By |2022-02-11T16:27:17-08:00February 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Why Free Continuing Ed for Interpreters?

The pandemic year has affected interpreters profoundly. The ATA Interpreters Division surveyed the members in August 2020, and the results were clear. From March to May 2020, everyone saw a decline in their income. Over 75% of respondents said their income had decreased by at least 60% during those months.  Just under a third (28%) [...]

By |2021-05-03T17:37:04-07:00May 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Ode to Machine Translation! Or not…

We have been told that machine translation (MT) is the way of the future, and that it has improved significantly. However, Facebook is translating all my Spanish feeds into English for me, so I am getting a pretty good feel for what people have to suffer through. Here are two examples from a post I [...]

By |2021-03-23T18:38:32-07:00March 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|
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