StyleTranslation_TipsWord Usage

Industry vs Sector – Dragoman Style

Which one is correct? Industry is smaller, more focused, single business area. Sector is broader.

A group of industries form a sector.

In Turkish to English translations, authors mainly talk about industries and they use the word “sektör” in Turkish. As a rule, use industry in your translations and not sector, except for “public or private sector.”

 

Examples:

healthcare industry              healthcare sector

entertainment industry       entertainment sector

banking industry                   banking sector

service industry                     service sector

advertising industry              advertising sector

automotive industry             automotive sector

 

Sources:
Dragoman Style Guide for Magazines and Journals

Wall Street Mojo

Investopedia

 

 

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