(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...
The alluring realm of machine translation
(FIRST PUBLISHED IN BIZCOMMUNITY)
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'.
(First published on CSRnewssa.co.za on 11 Dec 2013)
You’re the proud owner of a spanking new business. You’re all geared up with a killer idea and a sheaf of registration papers hot off the press. So what’s next?
(First Published on BizCommunity - 11 NOV 2013)
The topic of conversation, whenever I meet with a certain older acquaintance, invariably turns to 'online business' once how's-the-wife-and-goldfish has been asked and answered.
(First published on BizCommunity - 2 Oct 2013)
Biblical Moses depicted with horns and Valentine's Day in Japan both have a common cause. In an industry where meaning can be warped by inaccuracy, anything can happen - and sometimes does.