That government and public authorities here in Slovakia procure poor translations does not surprise me at all. They blame it on the omnipresent economic crisis, the need to consolidate public finance and streamline their budgets. But I’ve never thought that similar problems with translations may occur in the US as well. Continue reading Is Good Translation Cheap?
This article is inspired by an excellent piece called ‘10 reasons why I wouldn’t hire you as a translator‘ that provides some insights from outsourcers’ point of view. And while it precisely describes the mistakes freelance translators make when applying for a job, I got the feeling that something needs be said from the opposite side too.