Lost in translation
by Adam Blau, vice president of sales at OHT Enterprise, a One Hour Translation company.
“Good words are worth much, and cost little,” said the famous poet and orator, George Herbert. Be that as it may, this does not seem to be the case for local governments, such as Sheffield Council, which has recently been brought under fire for spending exceedingly on interpretation and translation services.
Called out by communities secretary Eric Pickles for ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’ after spending almost £700,000 on translation projects in three years, Sheffield Council was thrust into the spotlight as the public debate on local government translation spending has gained momentum.
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