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Test Translations - Yes or No? As a relative newcomer to the world of freelance translation (having previously worked as an in-house translator for several years), I find myself increasingly using social media to keep on top of current trends in my industry. I particularly like the “Things Translators Never Say” group on facebook. Although it takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to the issues freelance translators and interpreters face on a daily basis, it does provide valuable insight into industry practices that are/are not acceptable. I would certainly recommend this group to other new freelancers, as there is a lot of anecdotal evidence of common issues, with real-life solutions from experienced people in the profession. One subject that seems to crop up fairly regularly in online translation fora is whether or not to complete test translations . Some freelance translators are willing to, whilst others vehemently oppose these tests in principle. Personally, I do not have