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03-04-2016 2:33 PM

Years ago I was asked to review an English translation of a Japanese book about dragonflies. The translator was an American living in Japan who had no knowledge of entomology or biology. There were some very odd sentences in English and in some cases a dozen or more back and forth discussions to understand what the author was saying. This was all complicated by the translator not using email and his handwriting was so small that I had to use a magnifying glass to read it.

The project took 2 years and I was supposed to get a copy of the $600 book. They claimed my copy was stolen in the mail so I never got one.

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