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Trainings: can the term the site uses be changed? (Staff: Fixing)
Thread poster: Lanna Castellano

Lanna Castellano  Identity Verified
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Aug 20, 2008

The offer of courses is impressive, but hasn't anyone yet said that the plural form 'trainings' doesn't exist in English, nor is there any such thing as "a training"? Training courses, or a training course, yes, or just simply training, or the more in-term "professional development". But ProZ shouldn't allow a heading that looks like translationese. What next? 'Informations'?

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2008-08-20 16:12]


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Maria Karra  Identity Verified
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one training, two trainings, three trainings... Aug 20, 2008

Lanna, thanks for bringing this up again. I'm writing "again" because it's been discussed before: http://www.proz.com/topic/75734 .
It bothers me too.


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Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
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Lucky us Aug 20, 2008

It has been discussed before, but we are lucky to have Lanna Castellano here.

Best wishes,

Elías

[Edited at 2008-08-20 15:55]


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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
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Training programs/programmes Aug 20, 2008

Unfortunately, "trainings" is widely used in the US to refer to training courses, even by otherwise reputable organizations.

U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups

Training
Training leaders is a key part of the state PIRG mission. Depending on the position, new staff attend one to four national trainings in their first year, learning and honing the skills needed to get press attention for an issue, build coalitions from scratch, organize a campaign from the ground up, raise funds, and manage volunteers, staff or an organization of their own.

We hold national, new-hire trainings throughout the year in our Boston office. Campus organizers and fellows also convene for national trainings in late July ....

http://www.pirg.org/jobs/about/benefits

But as an old trainer from the US, I will never use "trainings" myself and believe we are doing a disservice to everyone by imposing this truly awful neologism on our international community of translators.


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xxxcmwilliams  Identity Verified
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Agree Aug 20, 2008

Lanna Castellano wrote:

But ProZ shouldn't allow a heading that looks like translationese. What next? 'Informations'?


Yes, could someone please change it? Either just 'training' (if there's not enough space for 'training sessions') or 'courses', as someone suggested in the previous thread.


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Lively Words  Identity Verified
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Training Courses Aug 20, 2008

Dear All,

Thanks for your commitment to keeping the site gramatically correct.
We are working on areas of the site that need to be corrected and this is one of those areas. It will take a little time as it affects some of our indexed material but when it is corrected the Trainings will be called Training courses.

Again, thank you for your interest.

Kind Regards,
Maggie


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Claire Cox
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Hear, hear! Aug 20, 2008

It irks me too....

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Maciek Drobka  Identity Verified
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What about 'softwares'? Aug 20, 2008

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a message encouraging me to fill in the 'softwares' I use in my translation work on my profile page.

Doesn't 'softwares' sound as 'professional' as 'trainings'?

M


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Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
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Softwares, trainings, informations.... Aug 20, 2008

will certainly all be edited out whenever a proofreading/editing project comes my way.

Astrid


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Amy Williams  Identity Verified
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not forgetting "advices", a forum favourite Aug 21, 2008

Astrid Elke Johnson wrote:

will certainly all be edited out whenever a proofreading/editing project comes my way.

Astrid


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