Volume 3, No. 2 
April 1999

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What’s New?
by Gabe Bokor
Index 1997-99
  Translator Profiles
A Typical Translator?
by Cynthia Keesan
  The Profession
The Bottom Line
by Fire Ant & Worker Bee
  Legal Translation
Pitfalls in Legal Translation
by Davide De Leo

Working in Brazil
by Danilo Nogueira.
  Translators Around the World
Translators’ Day in Armenia
by Narine Khachatryan
  Arts & Entertainment
Translation for Art and Architectural History
by Michael Walker
  Science & Technology
A Translator’s Guide to Organic Chemical Nomenclature XV
by Chester E. Claff, Jr., Ph.D.
  Caught in the Web
Web Surfing for Fun and Profit
by Cathy Flick, Ph.D.
Translators’ On-Line Resources
by Gabe Bokor
  Translators’ Tools
Translators’ Emporium
Translators’ Events
Letters to the Editor
Call for Papers
Translation Journal

Letters to the Editor


The site is exceedingly interesting and exceedingly slow (:-(.
    Some pages would not load completely without a stop and a reload. Why so?
    How about providing a zipped archive of the latest issue for downloading and offline browsing? In many parts of the world (e.g. Poland) the per minute or per impulse fee makes the cost of online reading rather prohibitive.
    Would appreciate your position on this proposal.

Piotr Bienkowski, Warsaw, Poland

Editor’s response: Measurements of load times of different randomly selected Web pages have shown that the Translation Journal loads faster than 88% of our sample. We have achieved this by keeping the amount of graphics to a minimum and avoiding bulky multimedia files, which add little or nothing to the content.
    Regarding the suggestion of downloadable files, unfortunately, we have a limited amount of hard disk space available, which makes providing extra files for download unfeasible at this time.

What an excellent piece! My sincere thanks to all those involved in the publication of Danilo’s article “Going Broke in Brazil.” I’ll also send my congratulations to Danilo.

Tereza Braga, Dallas, TX, USA

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