Dare to condense

In this blog series, I am planning to post a variety of transcreative techniques over time. This is one of them. I call it:

Dare to condense

In transcreation, the draft translation process often leaves the target copy longer or a lot more convoluted than the source text, sometimes significantly so, especially when you translate from English into other languages. Consequently, we need to make an extra effort to cut, condense, and rewrite where possible and necessary.