English instruction is serious business in Taiwan. From textbooks and TV shows to English classes in every form imaginable, the English language instruction industry is a multi-million dollar affair in Taiwan. Currently one of the largest players in the field is the Taiwan Mac Publishing Co. Founded in 1983, the publishing house has now expanded to offering English educational selections that target a diverse readership.
In a two year partnership with the Bed & Linen design house, Kuan’s Living, Babel was the creative and visionary force behind the brand’s monthly publication.
A compilation of Master Cheng Yen’s words on wisdom, mercy and compassion, these aphorisms are the philosophical inspiration that members of Tzu Chi—the largest charitable organization in the Chinese-speaking world—all draw from. Babel is proud to have helped make possible volume three of this inspirational series.
Co-written by the director of Babel, English Resumes was one of the first books in Taiwan published by a native speaker to offer an in-depth discussion into the art of writing resumes in English. By teaching non-native English speakers the do’s and don’ts of writing a resume in English, English Resumes was perfectly positioned to meet the needs of Taiwan’s ever growing number of students and working professionals applying for schools or jobs overseas.
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- “Your help was really appreciatd. The translation was spot on!” —Mr. Cui, Artist
- “Thanks for the detailed explanation; I really benefited a lot.” —Ivan Tsai, Graduate student
"感謝您們詳盡的說明，從指導中我受益良多!" —研究所Ivan Tsai同學
- "Thank you for editing my piece in such a short time. I appreciate all the hard work that went into it." —Mr. Mi, Graduate student "
- “Thank you for your patience and commitment to teaching.” —Brian Yu, Graduate student
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"我必須說在我的印象中每一次您的團隊都準時交付我們的翻譯作品，對於您們堅持準時交件的原則，實在令人印象深刻也讓人對合作充滿信心。我們能仰賴Babel準時交付重要的翻譯內容，順利地完成每次的合作，對我們著實有極大的幫助。" －Tasting Kitchen雜誌作家Jeff H.
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"中文翻譯所下的標題非常好，Babel團隊不僅懂得英文標題的意含，並且內化後下了適當的中文標題，而非僅逐字翻譯。在這一期的每篇作品中，Babel團隊表現的可圈可點。" －Tasting Kitchen雜誌主編Joey Cheang小姐
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- “Your company has long been known for the quality of its translations, and thus you have been our company of choice over the past few years. Every time we read your translations, we are pleasantly surprised by the results and realize that your reputation in the field of translation has not been misplaced.” —Mr. Lo, Quanta Foundation
"貴公司的翻譯品質一直素有聲譽，所以多年來也一直勞煩你們。我們看完了你們的翻譯稿，只能說太棒了，無怪乎你們在業界的聲價了!! 在此一定要再次感謝你們令人讚賞的翻譯，謝謝你們的幫忙, 如果接下來有其他的需要, 當會再和你們聯絡。" －廣達文教基金會羅先生
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- “It is such a big help that you and your team are so good at what you do -- so careful and so dependable. Making this magazine would be impossible without great and timely translations like Babel's.” —Jeff, Tasting Kitchen Magazine Writer
"很感謝Babel的團隊提供專業的作品，用詞嚴謹適切且值得信賴。因為有了Babel準時且道地的翻譯內容，我們的雜誌才能每每如期的發行。" －Tasting Kitchen雜誌作家Jeff先生
- “Over the past few years our cooperative efforts have been wonderful to behold. Our two companies have built up a special relationship that we hope will continue.” —Ms. Chen, Tzu Chi Foundation
"多年來的確合作愉快, 也越來越有默契, 這都是好因緣。" －慈濟人文志業大愛電視台陳小姐
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- “Thanks to everyone’s efforts, this case has been successfully completed. Babel, as usual, provided us with a top-notch translation. Thanks again for all your help." —eslite Corporation
"承蒙大家的幫忙，本件誠品與Babel翻譯的合作案，已經圓滿達成。Babel 翻譯得很好，非常感謝您的大力幫忙。" －誠品生活
- "Babel's seminar on academic writing was extremely well received by our nurses and doctors. Their feedback was very positive. We look forward to further opportunities to have Babel down for another seminar." －Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital
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"Babel的翻譯真是太厲害了，很難想像你們怎麼做得到，真的很佩服! 非常感謝你們。 --Sofi à Paris網站
- "I just submitted my paper and am waiting for the peer review. I couldn't have got this done so smoothly without your help.Again, thank you for being so helpful. I've enjoyed your translations and really appreciated them!" --Music Department Professor, National Taiwan Normal University
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"老師們非常滿意喔^^，說找到很好的翻譯公司。:) 謝謝Babel團隊的體貼與詳盡的說明， 在這麼緊急的時間可以請到您們幫忙我也感到很幸運， 真是麻煩您們了，感激不盡。" －台灣師範大學翻譯研究所
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