Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Lost in translation

Yesterday Lison found another state subsidy that we can use to keep costs down. Lison is Olivier's wife and company accountant extraordinaire (she recently published a book on the subject) and she's always up to date with the latest government incentives to foster innovation. This one lets us hire a developer at a quarter of the cost ... once they approve our R&D plan. Problem is, we had to translate all the plans we wrote in English for investors and partners into French. Which became today's main task for me. And I wish I'd started by doing a global replace of 'user' with 'utilisateur' and 'mobile internet' with 'internet mobile' because 40 pages later I ended up with a right major headache to nurse whilst standing up on my hour-long metro trip home.

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