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  • The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication. (Hans Georg Gadamer)    
  • Language is an art, like brewing or baking. (Charles Darwin)    
  • Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs. (Jack Lynch)    
  • Western Europe owes its civilization to translators. (Kelly Louis)    
  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. (George Bernard Shaw)     
  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. (Benjamin Disraeli)    
  • If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. (Isaac Asimov)     
  • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. (Robert Heinlein)     
  • Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' (Jef Mallett)    
  • We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. (Deborah Tannen)    
  • Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)     
  • I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. (Oscar Wilde)    
  • Writers will happen in the best of families. (Rita Mae Brown)     
  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. (Edwin Schlossberg)     
  • No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. (H. G. Wells)    
  • Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. (Thomas Berger)    

it’s all Italian to me

italian flag sbtextUntil recently, the translation service of SBText consisted of me (for English/Dutch translations) and several German and French translators. I noticed, however, that there was demand for a more complete translation. More languages and more areas of expertise, such as legal translations. Time for an exploration across the borders and find new translators.

Mind you, they had to be good ones. People with a great work ethic, who work conscientiously on a translation and have an impressive flair for languages. I found those translators, as well as a large number of editors. That is why SBText can now offer a more complete set of translation services in the following languages:

Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.

More info on the translation services of SBText