Should you show translation and original or only translation on your website?
Thread poster: Belle Schwarz
Belle Schwarz
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Jan 14, 2006

When you post your translations on a website, (to show your work and skills) is it enough to post just the translations or is it better to also post the originals?

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oscar mojon saa  Identity Verified
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original and translation on a CD Jan 14, 2006

When you have the written consent from your client -the translation agency or the direct client- it is better to show the original together with your translated version. You can even highlight the difficult points in the translation process.

But I think a better idea is to offer a CD with sample translations to all your prospective clients (i.e., in trade shows), or you can get more professional exposure by offering a free copy of your CD to the companies registering at your website.


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Angela Arnone  Identity Verified
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Both is better, if you can Jan 15, 2006

Nice to see you back, Belle!
On proz you have a place where you can post both the original and the translation, so I recommend you do that.
Posting a piece of translated text without source is less effective if the prospective client wants to check your work to see what you are capable of.
Angela


oscar mojon saa wrote:

When you have the written consent from your client -the translation agency or the direct client- it is better to show the original together with your translated version. You can even highlight the difficult points in the translation process.

But I think a better idea is to offer a CD with sample translations to all your prospective clients (i.e., in trade shows), or you can get more professional exposure by offering a free copy of your CD to the companies registering at your website.


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