Professional Issues for Translators and Interpreters

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Deanna L. Hammond
John Benjamins Publishing, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 216 pages
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This volume brings both beginning and experienced translators and interpreters up to date on a broad range of issues. The seven sections take up success and survival strategies for a language professional, including the challenges posed by the changing global economy, the impact of new technologies, adjustments required by a different legal environment and traditional ethical practices. Such challenges and changes point to a need for continuing education and networking and for newcomers specialized postsecondary training. The issues are as broad as the translator and interpreter's role in the modern world, as detailed as advice on setting up a workstation or choosing a degree program. The contributors, all practicing translators and interpreters, discuss also the value of the Association and its Committees to the profession and its individual members.
 

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Contents

Editors Remarks
1
Achieving Success as a Language Professional
11
The Paradox of Professionalism NANCY SNYDER
13
The Value of Local Translator Groups
23
The Key to ProblemFree Business Relationships
35
Challenges in a Global Economy
45
Translating Words Is But a Part
47
Translation and International Trade DORIS GANSER
59
The Translator Workstation
127
Current Economic and Legal Issues
149
Major Economic and Legal Issues Confronting the Community
151
TranslatorInterpreter Training in the US
169
The Role of the University in the Professionalization of the Translator
171
Ingredients to Success As a Language Specialist
181
NonDiscriminatory Approaches in Translation Studies
193
The Current Status of US Translator and Interpreter Training
201

Ethics and the Profession
77
Professional Ethics forCourt and Community Interpreters
79
Ethics for Translators and Translation Businesses
99
Challenges of Technology
107
The Issuesof Machine Translation
109
Contributors
206
ATA CorporateInstitutional Members
208
American Translators Association Officers and Board of Directors 1994
215
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