Posts Tagged ‘translation’

Handwritten materials

October 15, 2007

I recently translated some handwritten materials. Lengthy handwritten materials. Without disclosing identifying details, I can share the following:

  1. The benefits offered by the spellchecker in a word-processing program cannot and should not be underestimated.
  2. For me to criticize anybody else’s handwriting would be a big fat case of the pot calling the kettle black. Eight-year-old boys produce more attractive cursive than I do. At least this text was legible.
  3. If the writer of the handwritten text appears to have written it as a transcript of a conversation, try reading it out loud and treating it like a sight translation.

International Translation Day

September 29, 2007

Tomorrow, September 30, is International Translation Day (read about the history of that day).

 So tomorrow, take pride in your profession and celebrate. Cake optional.