Hi guys, so this is my first feature post for the year. Read and learn!
Morningside translation is a translation service that provide global solutions by using local expertise combined with passion to provide clear communications and help businesses bridge the gap between different languages and cultures.
In the global marketplace, legal contracts are important tools for any business. When working in local languages, however, the stakes are even higher. By their nature, contracts are binding agreements, so translation errors and mistakes can live long after the signing of documents.
Addressing those mistakes can cause unnecessary legal costs in fines, mediation, and lawsuits. The best way to avoid problems is to engage a professional translator with experience in the legal field right from the beginning.
You can save translation costs by also considering these six tips:
1. Use Contract Models and Templates
Much contract writing is based on tradition, knowledge of the local legal framework, and what has worked before. Utilize this situation for your own cost- and time-efficiency by using contract models and templates that reflect the legal governance of the country that you are working in. Referring to a standardized format will make it easier to conduct contract translations.
Not every country works in the legal framework of the U.S., so understanding another country’s way of doing business reduces repetitive legal drafting and translation costs.
While you should avoid legalese whenever possible, in some situations you might not be able to avoid it. Legal systems often have requirements regarding warranties or liabilities and expected, standard contract language that reflect legal precedents can have higher authority than completely new text. An expert in the translation services for the local market will typically be aware of this issue and make solid recommendations.
2. Reduce ‘Legalese’
By keeping language as plain and straightforward as possible, translation becomes smoother and faster. As a result, it also becomes cheaper.
Avoid words that even a native English speak would struggle with. These terms, collectively known as ‘legalese’, include “ergos,” “hithertos,” and “hences”, often have no equivalent in another language and therefore lead to complications and increased time to translate. Avoid such terminology and produce a base document that speaks directly to the business at hand.
3. Avoid Jargon
Every profession has its own quirks of language and expression, and the legal profession often uses archaic words and syntax that do not translate easily into non-English languages. By using words with obvious meanings without room for interpretation, the translation process works more quickly. Keep the legal jargon to legally defined terms and ideas.
4. Eliminate Unnecessary Words
Often in business contracts, redundant words are used with the intent to clarify meaning, only to make the language more vague and confusing. Use words that have a clear meaning for what is being conveyed.
Using a phrase such as “..hires, engages and contracts for…” is often unnecessary and might have no useful equivalents in other languages. Keep things clear and simple, and consult with a translation expert for advice on the best course of action.
5. Exploit Translation Memory
A huge bonus of working with a language service provider is that they use software that records and archives translations for future use. The software recognizes previously existing contract language and saves translation costs by pulling the previous translation from its database. The less time a professional translation firm spends translating the same material over and over, the more money your business can save in translation fees.
Language translation professionals typically charge on a per-word basis. Seeking out a professional language service that utilizes a translation memory approach can save hours of work and the associated costs. If your business regularly works in the same markets with the same business contracts, partnering with the same translation service eliminates the need to retranslate – and pay for – pre-existing materials.
6. Planning Ahead Saves Time and Money
By engaging a professional translation firm, businesses can avoid miscommunications and misunderstandings in their contract translations before they become problems. You can also limit your translation costs and time by being clearer and more transparent with your original documents for translation by following these cost-savings tips above.
It’s 2018 people! If you’re reading this, congrats you made it! 😀 A new year is a herald of new things or the improvement of the old.
- You have ample time doing nothing, (like nothing beats this)
- You can always shift things to tomorrow or never. (So exciting 😒)
Soo Queen C is not only the hottest kid on the block but the smoothest female rapper. Her hit single bodak yellow Just recently topped the billboard chat. She’s the first rapper to do so.
The single peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Cardi B the first female rapper to top the chart with a solo output since Lauryn Hill‘s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” debuted atop the chart in 1998
A phobia is an irrational fear, a kind of anxiety disorder in which the individual has a relentless dread of a situation, living creature, place, or thing. The sufferer of a phobia is often very distressed and functioning normally is quite difficult. They become very panicky and it can be difficult to control their reactions.
There is almost a phobia for everything, For some people even thinking about their phobia is immensely distressing. Phobias are caused as a result of very terrible memories of something that happened early in life which later becomes something to be dreaded.
Facts about phobias
Here are some key points about phobias.
- Phobias are much more serious than simple fears.
- Females more commonly suffer from phobias than males.
- Despite phobic individuals being aware that their fear is irrational, they cannot control the feelings.
- Symptoms may include sweating, chest pains, dizziness, chest tightness, a sensation of choking, Nausea, the feeling of pins and needles.
- Specific brain areas are involved in phobias.
There are 3 categories of phobias:
- Specific phobia(simple phobias): A disproportionate fear about specific situations, living creatures, places, activities, or things.
- Social Phobia(complex phobias): A person with social phobia finds being in social situations difficult and sometimes unbearable.
- Agoraphobia(complex phobias): An individual with agoraphobia is frightened of finding themselves in situations where there is no escape; they fear being stuck in a desperate situation with no help
Phobias can be strange in itself but there are some really extra strange phobias. I am going to list just a few that really stood out to me.
1. Anuptaphobia– Fear of staying single. ( most Nigerian girls suffer from this.. lol)
2. Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens. ( I am a proud sufferer..)
3. Angrophobia – Fear of anger or of becoming angry.
4. Melophobia- Fear or hatred of music. (why??)
5. Arrhenphobia- Fear of men. ( i totally get this one..men can be a handful sometimes.)
6. Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
7. Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness.
8. Caligynephobia- Fear of beautiful women.
9. Cathisophobia- Fear of sitting.
10. Chorophobia- Fear of dancing.
11. Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia– Fear of money. (huh?)
12. Ecclesiophobia- Fear of church.
13. Electrophobia- Fear of electricity.
14. Eleutherophobia- Fear of freedom.
15. Epistemophobia- Fear of knowledge.
16. Ereuthrophobia- Fear of blushing.
17. Geliophobia- Fear of laughter.
18. Geumaphobia or Geumophobia- Fear of taste.
19. Gynephobia or Gynophobia- Fear of women.
20. Hedonophobia- Fear of feeling pleasure.
21. Ithyphallophobia- Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.
22. Mnemophobia- Fear of memories.
Jealousy like every other human emotion is not special to only you. Other people have been in your shoes, I too have been in your shoes and I overcame it.
I used to feel like I couldn’t ever be jealous until I got into that situation. Now I’m going to take you step by step how I worked through it.
Of course it wasn’t easy, but because I knew I couldn’t allow such negativity in my space, I knew that work had to be put in, not just work but a conscious effort to resist that feeling.
Firstly I told myself, babe you have different paths in life, you can’t be comparing your existence to how another person is existing. Can you imagine a fish jealous of a bird?, crazy right but that’s how it is. Even if you’re in the same line of business or work in the same office, you both cannot have the same life pattern. It is impossible.
So once you accept that, you can move on to the next level which is positive affirmation. Understandably you might be wary about affirmations cause sometimes your emotion feel one thing while you’re saying another thing. Don’t worry give it time you would get to that stage where it will become your reality.
Basically those are the major things that helped me. As I said before it wasn’t a walk in the park but I got over it and now with my experience I can handle that particular emotion better, but I believe that I can’t ever go through that again because jealousy is a bastard, carrying somebody matter on top your head like they’re paying you and at the end of the day the person keeps progressing while you’re there getting bitter.
Jealousy rids you of the focus you need. You are good enough, your life is on the right path, repeat that to yourself. Quit putting your nose in other people’s business so you can smell the sweet frangance your own life is emitting. Focus on how to be the best version of yourself, I wish you luck.
DISCLAIMER: I don’t know it all and this isn’t a how to live your life post but to create a reasoning process to make your life better.
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