Month: November 2016

In some countries they use the word “MLM,” even though the phrase “multi-level marketing” means nothing in their language. Turning the initials “MLM” into a word is their practical answer. However, a freelancer or non-specialized agency may attempt to translate MLM like this: “Multi-level Marketing” as: “Commercial on all floors.” It is a mistake to…

Freelancers probably won’t even know what network marketing is, if they’ve never participated in it. They may even call it “pyramid sales” without realizing how offensive that is to us. Imagine a first draft translation saying, “Yes, this pyramid is great.” Freelancers may seem like a logical solution, but outsourcing your translation to someone unfamiliar…