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Quality control of a technical translation from English into Brazilian Portuguese; revision of a quarterly report in Portuguese, with the old spelling rules; quality control of translation into legal English for contracts; translation of an Angolan website into English and 20 PowerPoint presentations into Chilean Spanish; translation of a European Union document into Portuguese; preparation […]

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Lackadaisical

“If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.”  Doug Larson “Alack a day” or “alack the day” had its first written occurrence in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, in the cry of a heartbroken Romeo who mistakenly believes Juliet has died: Shee’s dead, deceast, shee’s dead: […]

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Emerging markets speak Portuguese

Have you ever come across a report written in Portuguese?  It will probably happen again. IMF’s World Economic Outlook published April this year listed Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste as emerging economies. Aside from being on that list, these countries have in common the fact that […]

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