Monthly Archives: May 2016

Editing Translated Books

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I just finished editing the second of two instructional text books. Over 200,000 words read, reread and read again, looking for the precise word, the concise term, and the clearest sentence structure to make the author’s point. Reading each one from front to back and back to front.

I know that the perfect translation does not exist, but these books certainly make me proud. I feel honoured to be working with EV, my friend and colleague, who is the best translator I know.

I only wish I can tell you the books’ names but due to confidentially reasons, we are not yet permitted to disclose either the client or the text books’ names; however, I can say that they are related to education and that many teachers will be able to improve themselves and their teaching abities because of the new techniques and methodologies shared in the text books.

I certainly learned from the techniques and only wished I knew them earlier.

Also, I want to thank each and every one of my teachers who helped me to be where I am today.

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Conflicts of Interest and Transperancy in the Translation Business.

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Every day, when our clients send us a project they place their trust in our linguistics abilities and that we will be Blind, Deaf and Mute.

AZ World has been witness to many things that have changed the future of people and companies. Some times, we feel on our shoulders the weight of all this secrets, but we are well aware that we must always adhere to our policies of confidentiality, transparency and use of privilege information.

As president of AZ World, I try to always go one step ahead and discuss with our clients if we believe that it might exist a conflict of interest in a project, or disclose if we think that somehow we are connected with any of the parties. It is my firm believe that some times the existence of a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict is as important as the conflict itself. After all, “Caesar’s wife has to be above suspicious”.