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Globalization Blowback in the Translation Industry?

Originally posted on Patenttranslator's Blog:
“Globalization”, “Globalizierung”, “globalizace”, “mondalization” – I hear or read this word in various languages whenever I watch news or read a newspaper online. Globalization has had a major impact on our world: it made…

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Are they trying to fool the interpreters and translators?

Originally posted on The Professional Interpreter:
Dear Colleagues: We have been under constant and merciless attacks from the big multinational language “industry” corporations for several years. These uninvited guests at the professional language services table have stubbornly fought to take…

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Too Many Tools Spoil the Translation

Originally posted on Patenttranslator's Blog:
I made an interesting discovery recently when I was translating a fairly long Japanese utility model into English. Usually, when I am translating the text of Japanese patent applications, I automatically download a version…

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Outsourcing Is an Ugly, Dirty Word

Originally posted on Patenttranslator's Blog:
At least as far as some translators are concerned, it’s definitely an ugly word. They say it with the same kind of disdain that most right-wing ideologues in the United States reserve for words…

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Are we protecting our profession? Part 2.

Originally posted on The Professional Interpreter:
Dear Colleagues: On the first part of this entry we discussed the role that professional associations should play on the face of antitrust legislation and its adverse effect on our profession.  Today we will…

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Are we protecting our profession? Part 1.

Originally posted on The Professional Interpreter:
Dear Colleagues: Every now and then something happens in our profession that makes me wonder if we are truly doing what is best for all of us: individually and collectively as interpreters and translators. …

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Greatest Women in Translation: Deanna Hammond

Originally posted on Carol's Adventures in Translation:
Welcome back to our wonderful and inspiring Greatest Women in Translation series! Our last interviewee, Muriel Vasconcellos, decided to write a tribute to her role model, Deanna Hammond, whose life was cut…

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