5 Shocking Statements About Translation Even Smart People Make

Voir le sujet précédent Voir le sujet suivant Aller en bas

5 Shocking Statements About Translation Even Smart People Make

Message  gerardM le Mer 20 Nov - 19:10

Hi everyone,

A must-read:
-> 5 Shocking Statements About Translation Even Smart People Make
When you work in the translation industry, you come across a lot of people with funny ideas about what we do, and how we do it. Unfortunately, translation isn’t given the value that it deserves as a people often look upon it as a commodity; a commodity with little value at that.

Many “smart” people I have met in the 10 years of working in translation do not understand the value, complexity and worth of translation. This applies to translation work itself, the efforts of translators and the solutions offered by agencies.
...
#1: “If you speak another language, you can be a translator”
#2: “Translation is easy peasy”
#3: “You can use Google to translate”
#4: “Professional translation isn’t necessary”
#5: “Everyone speaks English now. I don’t need a translation.”
This article will help you better understand what language really is

_________________
Please feel free to point out big mistakes in my messages in a foreign language. Thanks to your remarks, I'll be able to improve my level.
PS: Pls note that I chose American English for my vocabulary, grammar, spelling, culture, etc.  :-)
avatar
gerardM

Messages : 31760
Lieu : Ermont & Eaubonne café-langues (Val d'Oise)
Langues : Français (Langue maternelle), US-En, De, It, Ru

Voir le profil de l'utilisateur http://volangues.blogspot.com/

Revenir en haut Aller en bas

Re: 5 Shocking Statements About Translation Even Smart People Make

Message  MurielB le Mer 20 Nov - 21:44

yes translating is time-consuming and you must know perfectly and in both languages the vocabulary of the text you are translating.
So you specialize  in sports, fashion, politics etc.  and remain translator in the fiels you feel comfortable with.
I know somebody who is specialized in correcting other people 's translations and he told me that he prefers this kind of job.Shocked

_________________
Merci de me faire part des grosses fautes dans mes messages en langue étrangère. Grâce à vos remarques, je pourrai m'améliorer :-)
avatar
MurielB
Admin

Messages : 11477
Lieu : Calais
Langues : Français (Langue maternelle), Gb, De, It, Es

Voir le profil de l'utilisateur

Revenir en haut Aller en bas

Voir le sujet précédent Voir le sujet suivant Revenir en haut


 
Permission de ce forum:
Vous ne pouvez pas répondre aux sujets dans ce forum