lunes, 20 de agosto de 2007

The Top 10 Misconceptions about Translators and Translation:

The Top 10 Misconceptions about Translators and Translation:

10. Paying promptly for the services of a plumber, lawyer,or doctor is a must. However, the translator doesn't mind waiting indefinitely for payment.

9. Anybody with two years of high school language (or a foreign-tongued grandmother) can translate.

8. A good translator doesn't need a dictionary.

7. There's no difference between translation and interpretation.

6. Translators don't mind working nights and weekends at no extra charge.

5. Translators don't need to understand what they're translating.

4. A good translator doesn't need editing or proofing.

3. Translation is just typing in a foreign language.

2. A translator costs $49.95 at Radio Shack and runs on two AA batteries.And the top and most wide-spread misconception about translation and translators is:

1. The document that took a team of 20 people two months to put together can be translated overnight by one person andstill retain the same impact as the original.

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