quinta-feira, 9 de abril de 2015

Translations on the Fly | Francesca Airaghi

Translations on the Fly | Francesca Airaghi



How long does it take to complete a (good) translation? 
I could translate 2,000 words in less than 30 minutes”, a potential client said to me, declining my offer to deliver the job within close of business on the same day. “Wow, how quick you can type!”, I thought*.
Translators may be superheroes with resources beyond imagination, though there are objective or reasonable limits to be considered. In general terms, a professional specialised translator can translate around 2,500-3,000 words per day, but there is a but.