I use Machine Translation. And that makes me a better professional

In the translation sector, as in every other industry, you may find people embracing new technologies and people diminishing their importance or even fearing them. Truth is, machine translation (MT) is here to stay. Basically, that is the automated translation of texts through computer software. Of course, the first thing …

Case study: Turns out, secretaries aren’t (always) good translators

One of my first long-standing clients was a global leader in the production of surface treatment equipment. The German parent company had started creating a bunch of marketing material; they wrote all texts in German and they translated everything into English in-house. The Italian branch, located near Milan, needed to …

Slow living translator

I’ve always wanted to live slow. And I’ve always known that a freelance job would’ve given me the chance to adopt the slow living lifestyle I wanted. Carl HonorĂ© defined this approach as follows: It is a cultural revolution against the notion that faster is always better. The Slow philosophy …

Making translation a tailor-made service

This morning, I translated a brief article about a manufacturer of robotized metal cutting/grinding stations. Apparently, one of its strengths is that all its systems are tailor-made based on customer needs. Their customization method is pretty simple, yet very interesting. They have developed a standard layout for all their systems, …

Technological developments in translation

Technological advances have led to unprecedented changes in translation as a means of interlingual communication. – International Journal of Communication 10(2016), 947–969 Two main developments have been changing the world of translation, in the last few years: computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools and machine translation (MT). CAT tools allow creating translation …

My green business

As a millennial and a mum, I feel it’s very important to strive to conduct a green, sustainable existence in order to put a healthier planet in our children’s hands. In my professional life, this is what I do in this area: I run a completely paperless business. I never …