A Practical Guide for Translators (Topics in Translation No. 3 3rd Revised edition)
By: Geoffrey Samuelsson-Brown (author)Paperback
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This is the third revised edition of this text written for those considering a career in translation. It is directed at those studying languages and those who already have a language capability but who are considering a career change. It considers the practical aspects of the translation profession and provides a complement to language teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Geoffrey Samuelsson-Brown is a translator with more than 30 years experience in the profession. He has taught translation at the University of Surrey and has given papers at national and international conferences. He developed from working as a freelance to managing a significant translation company. His career as a translator has turned full circle and, after selling his translation company, he returned to the creativity of working as a freelance again. While the art of translation demands many skills, the author continued his personal development and completed a Master of Business Administration degree in Strategic Management, International Enterprise and a management research project entitled Skills Auditing in Small to Medium-sized Enterprises.
How to become a translator; bilingualism - the myths and the truth; the client's viewpoint; running a translation business; marketing your services; your working environment and the tools of the trade; translation and information technology; sources of reference, data retrieval and file management; quality control and accountability; presentation and delivery of translators; what to do if things go wrong; professional organizations for translators; software packages appendix.
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3rd Revised edition
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