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Infinite possibilities — evaluating translation tests

For the past year I have been evaluating Italian-to-English translation tests for a client. There are about a dozen different texts, and I have evaluated hundreds of tests. 220 more words


Translation craftsmanship and the culture of quality

What do the terms quality, accuracy, precision and perfection have in common? They share an almost mathematical trait of exactness, of measuring by numbers. They also point to something concrete, tangible, almost physical. 994 more words

Translation As Writing

Rethinking translation QA

After completing two translation tests for a prospective customer, I was given some feedback. It was not what I wanted to hear. From ‘translator is not quite familiar with the industry terminology’ to ‘needs supervision’, the comments were stinging. 473 more words

Translation Errors

Who tests the translators?

Translation tests can be a welcome sign of interest from a prospective client for a translator…or an annoyance that elicits loud groans among some of the more seasoned linguists. 387 more words