A Practical Guide for Translators

A Practical Guide for Translators

eBook - 1998
Rate this:
This is the third edition of A Practical Guide for Translators and succeeds the highly successful first edition. While it is almost impossible to be fully up to date in a book, the author has endeavoured to provide a brief insight into electronic publishing and other emerging technologies. This book is intended for those who have little or no practical experience of translation in a commercial environment. It offers comprehensive advice on all aspects that are relevant to the would-be translator and, whilst intended mainly for those who wish to go freelance, it is also of relevance to the staff translator as a guide to organisation of work and time, as well as to career progression. Advice is given on how to set up as a translator, from the purchase of equipment to the acquisition of clients. The process of translation is discussed from initial enquiry to delivery of the finished product. Hints are given on how to assess requirements, how to charge for work, how to research and use source material, and how to present the finished product. Quality control is considered and guidance is given on where to obtain further advice and professional contacts. Computer hardware and software are reviewed. Practical advice is given on how to obtain capital, what insurance cover is needed and how to ensure prompt payment. The book also considers repetitive strain injury and workplace ergonomics. A Practical Guide for Translators distils the essence of years of experience gained by the author working as a staff translator, freelance translator, university lecturer in translation studies, and head of a translation company. As a result, it covers most practical aspects of translation.
Publisher: Clevedon :, Multilingual Matters,, [1998]
Edition: Third edition.
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 0585199426
9780585199429
1853594296
1853594288
Branch Call Number: eBook EBSCOhost
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 202 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome,rdacc,http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
data file,rdaft,http://rdaregistry.info/termList/fileType/1005

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at APL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top