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C-3PO, Taste the Translation, and other news

Will Skype Translator – or Star Wars’ C-3PO – replace translators? Barb Darrow of Fortune seems to think so. What do you think?

Ever wondered how to compete with free translation services or C-3PO? A translation company decided to challenge Google Translate with your tastebuds. ElaN’s Taste the Translation shows you the value of human expertise. David Griner of Adweek reports. Continue reading “C-3PO, Taste the Translation, and other news”

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April 2014 news

This is a brief review of translation and language news from around the world, along with the links to the relevant content. Let us know if you come across interesting online content!

Susie Allen and William Harms of phys.org, a science, research and technology news service, report on a new translation of a weather report which may change our understanding of the chronology of the Bronze Age.

Translator and blogger Marta Stelmaszak, who is also behind the awarded Business School for Translators, writes about email marketing and its potential uses for freelance translators.

Are there SDL Trados users among you? If so, translator and blogger Kristy Sakai has some tips and tricks for you. As you know TTS is looking into making greater use of SDL Studio…

I love David Sedaris so I was pretty happy to read an interview of him in World Literature Today and find out what he thinks of his humour in translation.

Do you know the project The Bright Side of Freelance Translation? Blogger Maria Kopnitsky interviews the two professional translators who are behind the project, Nicole Y. Adams and Andrew Morris.

Stefan

Discounts for repetitions

Mox is a young but well educated translator. Two PHDs, six languages… and he hardly earns the minimum wage. Find out more about Mox’s adventures on his blog.

Comic strip about the issue of repetitions in translation

The most embarrassing translation

Mox is a young but well educated translator. Two PHDs, six languages…

Find out more about Mox’s adventures on his blog.

Most embarrassing translation

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