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The Debate on the Working from Home Ban

Since the publication of recent articles regarding Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer’s proposal to ban workers from working from home instead of at the Yahoo offices, a great deal of debate has arisen surrounding the issue.

On the one hand, there are supporters of the ban, which has been instated, who agree that if workers are in fact working from home, instead of in the office, they are much less productive, as they do not have the boundaries of a normal working day and thus are pushed less…

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Added by Express Language Solutions Ltd on April 9, 2013 — Defero Law

Easter Traditions around the World

With the Easter Weekend upon us, here at ELS, we thought it would be interesting to take another look at global celebrations of the Easter period and typical customs or traditions pertaining to others during the festivities. Read on to find out more.

Hungary…

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Added by Express Language Solutions Ltd on March 30, 2013 — Defero Law

International Women’s Day



International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It was originally called International Working Women’s Day. The purpose for celebration ranges from general appreciation of women through to appreciation…

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Added by Express Language Solutions Ltd on March 8, 2013 — Defero Law

What are denotation and connotation?

The comprehension of the concepts of denotation and connotation are vital in translation. A translator without understanding the difference between these two concepts would be inclined to use only denotative meanings, or the definition one finds in a dictionary, and would therefore produce a very poor translation. However, when the translator is aware of connotative meanings, or the associations or emotions connected to a certain word, it enables them to choose a term that is…

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Added by Express Language Solutions Ltd on September 28, 2012 — Defero Law

Interpreter vs. Translator

Interpreters and Translators convert both explicit information and implicit concepts from one language into another. They must speak, read and write fluently in at least two languages.

Apart from relaying language, interpreters and translators must convey the tone and style of the original.…

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Added by Express Language Solutions Ltd on July 24, 2012 — 2 Comments

Editing

What is editing?

When a translated document is edited, it is fully checked against the source materials and involves making sure that correct terminology was used. The editor not only checks for…

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Added by Express Language Solutions Ltd on June 18, 2012 — Defero Law

Proofreading

What is proofreading?

Proofreading consists of checking a document for grammatical and spelling errors, typos, punctuation and syntax. This process typically involves much…

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Added by Express Language Solutions Ltd on June 11, 2012 — 5 Comments

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