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Plan Your translation project if you don't want to end up in the loony bin

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Mar 19

March 18, 2019

A day in the life of a translator – Sure, I am in control

Recent experiences have led me to reassess my performance in terms of productivity when faced with a long translation project.

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subtitling video

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Mar 19

March 18, 2019

Get A job! (in subtitling)

We try and answer simple questions such as “How does the subtitling market work?” or “Are there many subtitling jobs?” or “Do I need to attend a subtitling workshop?”

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procrastinating with facebook

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Mar 19

March 17, 2019

A Translator’s Life: The Edge of Reason

The life and work as a translator make you often think about productivity. What motivates and what hinders our work routine, and how all this translates on our image and our professional success as translators.

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Getting all the pieces together for your translation project

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Mar 19

March 16, 2019

Tips to Get the Best English-French translation – Part II

You have an English to French text to translate? Before you order, review my suggestions to optimise the translation process with the source text to send to your translator.

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Claiming you can get quality at low price is a lie

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Mar 19

March 16, 2019

Alerte : les prix bas font très mal !

Qualité de traduction et prix bas sont-ils incompatibles ? La réponse dans cet article

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erreur du serveur de traduction

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Mar 19

March 16, 2019

Sauve qui peut ! Mon traducteur est en panne

Vous pensez qu’il suffit d’utiliser un logiciel de traduction automatique pour traduire tout et n’importe quoi ? Réflechissez-y à deux fois !

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99 cent - prix d'une traduction pas chère

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Mar 19

March 16, 2019

Choisir le traducteur le moins cher en 2019

Pourquoi ne faut-il pas faire appel au traducteur le moins cher ? Pourquoi est-il déconseillé de faire baisser les prix aux plus bas ? Si vous voulez obtenir une bonne traduction, choisir le traducteur le moins cher est une grave erreur.

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Jouet qui marche

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Mar 19

March 15, 2019

15 caractéristiques du bon traducteur en 2019

Vous cherchez à faire traduire un document ou un site Internet ? Or, comment choisir votre traducteur ? Quelles sont les qualités et les compétences qui caractérisent un bon traducteur ? Découvrons-les ensemble.

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Homme de Cro-magnon

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Mar 19

March 15, 2019

7 théories extraordinaires sur les origines des langues

Les mots ne laissent pas d’artefact derrière eux. L’écriture a commencé bien après la communication verbale. Aussi, la question reste d'actualité : quelle est l'origine des langues?

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Mar 19

March 15, 2019

8 préjugés sur les traducteurs et la traduction en français

Voici un ensemble de 8 idées fausses sur la traduction en français, et sur l'industrie de la traduction en général. Il est temps de démystifier tout cela.

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Me Language translator

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Mar 19

March 15, 2019

Interview with a language translator

Olivier den Hartigh is a language translator of English into French. He is an expert in translation and interpreting since 1995, and has a great deal of experience with translation technologies. He has worked for many of the world’s largest brands.

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Lego people collaborating to get the job done - like a translator collaborating with his customer to get the best translation

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Mar 19

March 15, 2019

Tips to Get the Best English-French translation – Part I

Except your English to French translator, the person most interested in getting the best English-French translation is, of course, you. However, because of a lack of knowledge about the translation process, your collaboration may not be very effective. Find out how you can help your translator help you get the best translation possible

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tennis ball with english and french flags

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Mar 19

March 14, 2019

Translation and… Tennis? Really?

A taste for language study, grammar, literature and translation, and more than 25 years as an English into French translator defines a large part of who I am, the way I think, with whom I relate and to whom I dedicate most of my time now. But in the old days, things were very different...

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Starting a new business is like Walking on thin ice

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Mar 19

March 12, 2019

Trial and tribulations of a translator – some thoughts

Starting a new translation business is like walking on thin ice. As a freelance translator, you have to avoid some pitfalls...

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a different translation

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Mar 19

March 11, 2019

Do you notice anything different about me?

You’ve had your website translated into French? But like many companies, you might have used a translation agency to translate your document into French. Why do that? Let me give you 3 reasons why You Should hire a freelance translator

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looking for a reliable translator

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Mar 19

March 11, 2019

If Only Everything in Life was as Reliable as a Translation

You've hired a translator to have a document translated into French, thinking that all is tickety boo. Suddenly, everything goes so wrong.

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translate your way into international markets

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Mar 19

March 10, 2019

Translation – It’s everywhere you Wanna be

You want to expand your business to France? Are you doing the right thing? For example, is your website translated into French just yet?

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become more visible in France

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Mar 19

March 10, 2019

Translation – Buy It, Sell It, Love It

Are you making the most of your business opportunities by getting your company to become more visible to a worldwide audience?

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Different cultures require different translations

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Mar 19

March 9, 2019

Translation vs. localisation

Think translation and localisation are the same? not at all - they are two different things. Find out why you should be able to tell the difference before ordering your translation project

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A glossary about translation

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Mar 19

March 7, 2019

A glossary – Just what the doctor ordered

Automatic translation? Computer-assisted translation? Localisation? Jargon used by the translation industry gives you a headache? Well, nothing that a good old glossary won't cure.

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