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By Geoffrey Samuelsson-Brown

Nice e-book. Covers lots of stuff that each translator should still comprehend in a simple, comprehensible approach. Definately a great tool dor each translator, particularly newcomers.

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The version to the left is the one I learned as a child whereas the version to the right is the one used in my local church. I must say that I prefer the use of the second person singular in this context. There are, of course, many versions and translations and research on the Internet produces interesting linguistic challenges. Microsoft Word’s spell checker rejects ‘thine’ but not ‘Thy’ since the latter is capitalised. 4 Localisation This is a relatively new term but illustrates the importance of the command of the target language.

Yes, you may be able to translate quite correctly into a foreign language but it will eventually become evident that the translation was not written by a ‘native’. The only way to get around this is to get the text checked by a ‘native’ but this is usually an unsatisfactory compromise. Probably the least satisfactory task is ’laundering’ a text produced by a non-native speaker and given to you with the bland statement, ‘I’ve already translated this, will you please have a quick look at it just to check the English’.

Working for translation agencies will also allow you to build up your expertise gradually. Reputable translation agencies also make additional checks on the translations you submit. They may also spend a considerable amount of time reformatting a translation to suit a client’s requirements. The fact that an agency performs these additional tasks does not in any way absolve you from producing the best possible translation you can for the intended purpose. A word of caution It is unethical to approach a translation agency’s clients directly and attempt to sell them your services.

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