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Why bulk discounts won't work in the translation industry

Why bulk discounts won't work in the translation industry

Pieter Beens Pieter Beens
Bulk discounts are a powerful way for companies to sell more of their products – often while still maintaining a fair
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Musings on rates: Per word, per line or per hour?

Musings on rates: Per word, per line or per hour?

Christopher Köbel Christopher Köbel
We, the language industry, have a funny habit: Despite offering a service, we usually do not charge hourly rates like al
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The Game Translator—Multiple Personality Order

The Game Translator—Multiple Personality Order

Marianna Sacra Marianna Sacra
There are countless possible settings in which to place the action in a video game. It could take place in C
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Translating Dialects and Accents in Video Games

Translating Dialects and Accents in Video Games

Sandrine Guyennet Sandrine Guyennet
This article was originally published as a guest post on Marianna's blog (1Up translations) and is the French counterpar
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Accents and Dialects in Games—Yea or Nay?

Accents and Dialects in Games—Yea or Nay?

Marianna Sacra Marianna Sacra
"Almost died first year I come to school and et them pecans — folks say he pizened ‘em and put ‘em over on the
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Cultural Anthropology and Localizing Video Games

Cultural Anthropology and Localizing Video Games

Jennifer O'Donnell Jennifer O'Donnell
When people ask me what my degree was their response to "Social Anthropology" is normally "Oohhh... What's that?". To wh
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