Patricia M. Redlin
A tiny translation story
By Patricia Magdalena Redlin
“I need this translation of 10,000 words back in one day,” said the Client.
“But that’s impossible! Can you extend the deadline by another day?” asked the Translator.
“No, our customer will die,” said the Client.
“Yes, but my translation business will die if I have to rush through a translation and don’t have time to do any research to make sure it’s all correct,” replied the Translator.
“You could be translating already instead of arguing,” said the Client.
“Sigh,” sighed the Translator.
But she got to work and delivered the translation on time, with the best quality possible, given the time constraints.
And then the Translator’s hands fell off.
The (sad) End