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Encouraging the use of Plain English

Posted by Tomedes on April 28, 2009 – 7:58 am Filed under Translation Discussion, Translation Musings
Languages are dynamic entities, they keep evolving, branching out and mutating. This keeps professional translation services providers on their toes. We are specially challenged in projects where the target language is a specific dialect of the language of our expertise....
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Resumes – Take care of the following

Posted by Tomedes on April 26, 2009 – 9:32 am Filed under Language Translation Advice, Resume Translation
Those who have checked out the Tomedes website might be knowing that we offer resume translation services. Well even if you didn’t, you know it now. I am one among the numerous professional translation experts at Tomedes who have been...
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Words, the Human Brain and Understanding

Posted by Tomedes on April 25, 2009 – 2:08 am Filed under Translation Musings
Being a professional language translation expert I have frequently wondered how we understand each other? Please don’t think that I have lost it :-)  I was referring to how our brain understands or deciphers a word or a series of...
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The life and death of words

Posted by Tomedes on April 21, 2009 – 1:51 am Filed under Translation Musings
I was reading about the Dodo this morning and how it became extinct. It was supposed to be a very dumb bird (from where we get the expression ‘dumb as a dodo’) which, along with the cruelty of us humans...
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Creating perfect Spanish translations for Latin America

Posted by Tomedes on April 17, 2009 – 7:55 am Filed under Spanish Translation, Translation Facts
Spanish is a complicated language, it is tough to learn as well as translate. But even if one does not take that into account, there are complexities arising out of the wide reach of the language. Spanish serves as the...
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Frustrating Translation Myth

Posted by Tomedes on April 10, 2009 – 8:03 am Filed under Language Translation Advice
Every profession is victim to a fair share of stereotyped beliefs held by people who are either rank outsiders or have negligible insider knowledge. Such beliefs irk the dedicated and/or experienced practitioners of a profession no end! Translation is not...
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“Getting fired” – worse than what you know.

Posted by Tomedes on April 6, 2009 – 6:16 am Filed under Translation Tea Break
The expression “get fired” has been inspired from the practices of our long-forgotten ancestors who used to burn down the houses of unwanted members of their clan to get rid of them without killing. Thank heavens, the houses of Tomedes language...
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The best language translation company

Posted by Tomedes on April 2, 2009 – 1:46 am Filed under Translation Tea Break
The answer can be found by unscrambling the following set of letters- d e t m s e o P.S. 1 - Every member of the Tomedes language translation team who could not solve the above had to put in...
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