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WORDS MATTER

I’ve been a professional translator for close to 30 years, and for the past 15 years, I have had the honour of leading AZ World Translation and Interpretation Inc. AZ World grew from a one person shop to an agency working with over 1,000 translators in over 140 languages. Throughout it all, I’ve learned that…

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What we do as Translators

Have you ever wondered how translators do their work? Look no further! This post is specifically designed to explain, at a high-level, the process that takes place from the initial receipt of the document for translation to the delivery of the final translation to the client. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy. First and foremost,…

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In an Age of Technology

It is an undeniable fact that technology has brought a change of pace in how communication works. From the way news is delivered to a simple “hello”, information reaches people with an incredible speed that people only dreamed of fifty years ago. An innovative aspect that technology has brought to communication, and has become an…

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The Craft of Translation

Have you ever known what you want to say, but cannot find a way to convey the words without changing the meaning behind them? Have you ever said something that would make perfect sense in your native language, however, you come to realize it doesn’t quite make sense in the language that you’re speaking? It…

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Do you know who can certify a translation?

In Canada, only a Certified Member in good standing with a provincial association of translators and interpreters, which are members of the national Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (“CITTIC”), in the specific language combination can certify a document as a “certified translation”. In my case, I am a Certified Translator (English to Spanish) and…

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A Translator Is An Artist

Did you know that not all translations or interpretations are created equal; some require the translator or interpreter to be extremely creative and crafty in order to capture the meaning of the phrase. I am talking about things like those listed below: Words with double-meanings that may be hard to understand; Metaphors, catchphrases or jargon;…

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The Power Of Traveling For Broadening Our Horizons

Former president Barak Obama is an ardent believer in the power of traveling to broaden a person´s view of the world. Talking with the CEO of Hilton, Christopher Nassetta, Obama praised travel’s ability to remind people of the value of diversity amid growing xenophobia and nationalism. “I believe in bringing people together instead of separating…