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Re: How do you ensure the quality of translations?
Subject:Re: How do you ensure the quality of translations? From:poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net To:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Fri, 24 Jul 2009 19:22:20 +0000
You're correct -- it's been a long day with me trying to make sense of the stuff going across my desk and I completely messed up and interpereted Gene's e-mail erroneously.
Another downside of having translations done abroad is the time difference. By the time I get files from China, it's 12 hours later over there. So they see my reply the next morning (for them), and I reply once more (after they're home), and so it goes.
Plus, none of the Chinese folks I work with are truly good English speakers. They're GREAT folks, but their English language skills are just not there.
-------------- Original message from Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>: --------------
> Gene said, "I prefer to have my translations done by translators in
> the target language's country." In your case, that would mean in the
> Doing machine translation in another country and not having native
> speakers even proof it is about the worst approach imaginable.
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