5 most disliked words by translators

Most disliked words by translators
Most disliked words by translators

Translators love languages and words, but there are some words and noun phrases that they would list as their most disliked ones when they are addressed to them. If you’d like your freelance translator to love you, don’t you ever pronounce the following words in front of them: “tight deadline”, “best rates”, “translation test”, “machine translation” and “potential job”. See this cartoon in Spanish

 

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Translators are like villains

Freelance translators and Dracula have a thing in common
Freelance translators and Dracula have a thing in common

This is the counterpart of the translators are superheroes series as I’ve found a thing translators and villains have in common. In this case, it seems freelance translators and Dracula share the skills needed to be able to pull an all-nighter.

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What you should never “EVER” say to a professional translator

What you should never
What you should never “EVER” say to a translator (click on the image to enlarge)

Translators are sensitive people so you need to be extra careful with the words you choose to approach them.

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Translators’ commandments #7 – “Your translations should flow smoothly”

"Your translation should flow smoothly" (click on the image to enlarge)
“Your translation should flow smoothly” (click on the image to enlarge)

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