Semi-random scribblings about translation and Japanese
My latest scribbles on translation are in the translation category of my blog.
- Technical Writing for Translation
Here I argue that good technical translation is good technical writing, and give my own guidelines on how to apply good technical-writing principles to technical translation. Specific examples deal with translation from Japanese to English, but most of the principles are applicable to technical translation in general.
- Pitfalls for Japanese-to-English
Translation from Japanese into English abounds with pitfalls. In this essay, I explore a few of the common types of Japanese construction likely to trip up Japanese-to-English translators, and better ways of handling them.
- What Is Translation Memory?
An article exploring the questions of what translation memory is, how it works, and what it can do for translators.