Don’t change things if you don’t have to
Whenever you do a native check or are checking a translation, there is a rule that you only change what needs changing. I didn’t actually know this until I had someone coach me through a job, but it’s a rule that makes a lot of sense, and saves a lot of trouble. It’s not only useful for translation, but also other people’s writing. Put simply, the aim is to do as little as possible. That way you keep the original author’s words, and only improve on the places that need it, not the places that may need it. Don’t change things if you don’t have to.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.
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