Category Archives: Native speakers

“But that’s what it says in the source text!”

The road to translation hell is paved with slavish adherence to the source text. Continue reading

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What is so special about translation between Japanese and English?

The Japanese translation market and other markets are as different as night and 日. Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ugly—ensuring quality in Japanese‑to‑English translation

In Japan, with its huge Japanese‑to‑English translation market, the caveat that a translator should only translate into his or her own native language goes largely ignored, and a huge volume of Japanese material ends up being translated by native speakers of Japanese—often with dire results. Continue reading

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