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Common English to Russian Translation Errors. Part 10. Punctuation

This article focuses on some of the most frequent punctuation errors. “Например” and “в частности” These two constructs normally require a comma before them. However, choosing whether to put a comma after them is not as straightforward, because it is a matter of context. Example: Original Correct Explanation I choose you—for your strong will, for […]

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3 English to Russian Translator Apps Reviewed

Looking for the ultimate English to Russian translation service? In this article, I’ll review three translator apps that are most popular and free. I’ll also give practical advice about machine translation (MT) pitfalls you want to avoid. Contestant #1: Yandex Translate Yandex is a Russian company similar to Google, providing services such as online search, […]

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Forget to Do This, and You Might as Well Not Do Editing at All

Editing is an essential part of the translation process, just as in any other process involving copywriting. It may take many different forms—from a marketing manager quickly scanning the translation to a professional team of editors scrupulously revising it. Regardless of the form, there’s one thing to keep in mind at all times: making changes […]

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Translation Costs: Standard, Specialized, and Creative Texts

Why does one text cost more to translate than another? One reason is difficulty. Standard texts are easier to translate than specialized or marketing ones. Read this article to understand why. Let’s begin with a few examples. Examples of standard texts E-mail about implementation of a new HR application in an organization Summons Medical information […]

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FAQ: The Do’s and Don’ts of Translating English into Russian

This article lists questions frequently asked by buyers of translation from English into Russian. Can I have a page translated into Russian for $5? You might, but a rate as low as this will mean low quality. A professional translator translates one page per hour on average, so $5 per page would mean $5 per […]

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Video: How to Export TMXs for Specific Files and Time Ranges in OmegaT

This video explains how to make OmegaT create translation memories that only hold translation units from particular source files or segments saved within specific time ranges. Exporting TMXs for specific files This function comes in handy when you need to run quality assurance on a translation in a separate QA program, such as Verifika, but […]

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You Waste Money Each Time You Translate PDF Files

Translating PDF documents is more challenging than other common file formats, since PDFs are uneditable and as such are not well suited for translation. If you want to have such documents translated, you have several options discussed in this article, with different costs associated with each. My goal here is to help you do this […]

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Video: Segments with Identical Source and Target in OmegaT

This video explains how to deal with “source equals target” segments in OmegaT. Before getting down to it, let’s configure a few off-the-shelf settings in OmegaT to make the Editor pane more intuitive. I recommend enabling these three options in the View menu: Mark Translated Segments Display Source Segments Mark Untranslated Segments Enabling them results […]

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Avoid Picking Up Where You Left Off

Interruptions are a major barrier to high productivity during translation, just as in any other aspect of life. One such interruption is switching from one task to another, resulting in unproductive “recalibration.” This article explains how this can be avoided. Example A project manager asks a translator to help with a small translation. Because the […]

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Video: How to Run Professional Quality Assurance in OmegaT

This video explains how to run quality assurance using some of the built-in functions in OmegaT as well as external programs. Internal functions: Spelling checker In addition to checking spelling and grammar on-the-fly, OmegaT provides a script called spellcheck.groovy that can check spelling in the entire project or current file. By running this script, you […]

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