commentary on partner's translation
Thread poster: Djidji74

Djidji74
Local time: 17:32
Arabic to English
+ ...
Dec 20, 2006

hi,
I am writing a commentary on someone's translation( English-Arabic). I have to comment on his/her TT describing all the translation problems noticed or any unproper transfer. I have detected all the words and phrases that are not well-translated, I am going to analyse them, but I still am not confident enough. Could anyone help me wit this issue. Or if you have got a template I can look at as a sample, please let me know.
Many thanks.


 

Paul Merriam  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:32
Member (2008)
Russian to English
+ ...
Footnotes? Dec 21, 2006

We use footnotes when commenting on our unpaid translation tests. We forward back the footnoted text with a cover note saying "You seem to have a problem distinguishing tenses" or "This is a great translation" or whatever applies.

 

Veronica Coquard
France
Local time: 18:32
French to English
You can do it in Word Dec 21, 2006

I don't know what the function is called in English, but Word has a very useful function for correcting and editing. In French it's called "Suivi de modifications." You will find it in the Tools menu or click Ctrl + Cap + R.
When you do, a toolbar will open and the document will go into a mode where anything you insert, delete or change will appear as a correction and you can add commentaries. The best part about it is that, when you send it by e-mail to your colleague, he/she will be able to read the changes you have made, and choose to accept some or all of them without much work at all. A lifesaver.
Good luck!


 

Paul Merriam  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:32
Member (2008)
Russian to English
+ ...
Track changes Dec 22, 2006

Inkling wrote:

I don't know what the function is called in English, but Word has a very useful function for correcting and editing. In French it's called "Suivi de modifications." You will find it in the Tools menu or click Ctrl + Cap + R.
When you do, a toolbar will open and the document will go into a mode where anything you insert, delete or change will appear as a correction and you can add commentaries. The best part about it is that, when you send it by e-mail to your colleague, he/she will be able to read the changes you have made, and choose to accept some or all of them without much work at all. A lifesaver.
Good luck!


That's the English name of this.


 

Veronica Coquard
France
Local time: 18:32
French to English
Thank, you Paul. Dec 22, 2006

Paul Merriam wrote:

That's the English name of this.


 


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