Posts by Dominique Thomas, C. Tr.

What is a Good French Translation?

What is a good French translation

We all know what a bad translation is: Beef liver bites — translated into French by “morsures de foie de bœuf”, which literally means “bites made by a beef liver”. Extra Butter Flavour — translated into French by “a very butter flavour”. Polish sausage — translated into “Polissez la saucisse” (my favourite!), an imperative sentence…

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Why Choose a Certified Translator?

Certified translator at work

You do not need to be certified to call yourself a translator. However, as a business owner, you certainly want your language services provider to be accountable for his or her work — some kind of warranty, if you like. Here are the top 5 reasons why to choose a certified translator. 1. His skills…

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What is the French Canadian Market?

French Canadian Market Quebec City

O Canada! Our home and native land!  Interested in investing or releasing your product in Canada? Here are a few facts that might help you through your conquest of the French Canadian market. 30% of Canadians can speak French. According to the 2011 Census, almost 10 million Canadians say they can speak French. That represents…

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How Much Does a Translation Cost?

Cost of a translation

When I ask people around me what is, according to them, the cost of translating one page of text, their answer vary from an enormous to a ridiculously small amount. Are translation fees so mysterious? Not at all! In fact, they’re pretty simple. Let’s shed a bit of light on the dark side of the…

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