Terminology or Terminator?

Some time ago a client asked for a translation and provided a glossary together with the source text. I usually like when I am given a glossary for reference, as I do not have to submit loads of queries and this (kind of) speeds up the terminology research work. However, this time the glossary had some serious mistakes in it, not to mention some choices that would be hard to understand for a native Italian speaker.

I emailed the customer and explained my doubts, but they were very confident on their choices, which I followed in the end, as this is what they were requesting. I only informed them that I was going to change one term, as the client’s suggested translation meant something completely different from the source text. They agreed with that.

Today I’ve had a similar case, so I would like to know if you believe that was the right thing to do or if you have further advice for me. Your input would be great, thanks!


About Chiara Vecchi

A blogging translator working from English and German into Italian. You are more than welcome to visit my blog https://squirreltranslations.wordpress.com!
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