Proof-reading is essential to achieve a satisfactory translation, preferably by a second mother-tongue translator. If that is not possible, a good proof-reading technique is to read the text backwards, i.e. read each paragraph starting at the end. Isolated in this way, and partially out of context, errors can be more easily seen. The technique also highlights a lack of logical or grammatical continuation between paragraphs. ©AMD Do you have any useful tips for fellow translators? Feel free to share them with Inttranews readers, and increase your professional and social networks! Please send your one-paragraph tip to Malcolm Duff, Inttranews Chief Editor, at malcolm-duff [AT] inttranews.net. if useful, it will be published free of charge on Inttranews with a link to your web page.
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