Scripta

A blog about translation

Month: juni 2015

Communication across borders

So, here’s the deal. I’m passionate about translating. To me translation not just means rendering one text into a comprehensible target language. To me translation is about giving meaning to something that’s otherwise meaningless for the target audience. It’s about enabling communication across cultures and across borders, it’s about enabling understanding and resolving potential conflict before it can even find a source of ignition.

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Why you should hire a professional translator

So, why should you hire a real translator, a person trained in translating texts, instead of using Google Translate? I have covered this in my first blog post, but that was in Dutch, so now I’m going to give you an overview in English of the most important reasons for having a translator do a human’s job instead of having a machine fumble through the finer nuances of life.

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