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Translator = professional writer

Translator = professional writerThe Blogging Translator, listing take-aways from ITI's Style Matters translation workshop, mentioned the following:

Remember that as a translator you're also a professional writer
Too often, this gets overlooked along the translation service-delivery chain. The focus of clients and language service providers is usually on any combination of price, schedule, or "mechanical" quality. Style gets ignored if not downright discouraged.

It is refreshing to see his list of tips. Similarly, his suggested reading list should be on every linguist's bookshelf:The ability to produce polished text, no matter how rough the original text, is one of the factors that distinguishes top-end translation service providers - and allows them to charge more for their services!

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