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Ten questions to ensure you get a high-quality translation

(First published on BizCommunity – 25 MAR 2014)

You've been tasked to have a text translated into a language you don't understand a word of. You need a translation that is clear, accurate and stylistically proper, and you want to make sure you avoid any possible pitfalls in the appointment process. So, you kickstart Google and...

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It was a Saturday afternoon and I was in need of serious entertainment. I decided to recruit the always-humorous Google Translate and translate my favourite bands' names from English into my mother tongue, Afrikaans. To my amusement, Smashing Pumpkins translated to 'Verbryselde Pampoene'.