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Translating into English for an international audience

How to make your translation the best it can be

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Translating isn’t as simple as it seems. Word-for-word translation doesn’t work for the majority of texts what with cultural specific language, idioms, word order differences…

Choose an audience and style

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But, most importantly of all, be consistent. Pick a variety and stick to it.

Word order: preference for active sentences

Avoid cultural specific expressions (or work out how you can translate them)

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Madeleine White

Content Marketing Manager at Poool & Editor-in-Chief of The Audiencers