Translation as a Profession

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John Benjamins Publishing, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 396 pages
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"Translation as a profession" provides an in-depth analysis of the translating profession and the translation industry. The book starts with a presentation of the diversity of translations and an overview of the translation-localisation process. The second section describes the translation profession and the translators markets. The third section considers the process of becoming a translator, from the moment people find out whether they have the required qualities to the moment when they set up shop or find a job, with special emphasis on how to find and hold on to clients, avoiding basic mistakes. The fourth section concentrates on the vital professional issues of costs, rates, deadlines, time to market, productivity, ethics, standards, qualification, certification, and professional recognition. The fifth section is devoted to the developments that have provoked ongoing changes in the profession and industry, such as ICT, and the impact of industrialisation, internationalisation, and globalisation. The final section is devoted to the major issues involved in translator training. A glossary is provided, together with a list of Websites for further browsing.

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D. Gouadec provides an insightful description of translation as a profession to wanna-be translators and also for experienced translators. His round description of the profession and trade will guide just-graduated translators and new translators and help them become full and through professional, from setting up business to dealing with clients and trade tools.
D. Goaudec oferece uma visão detalhada da profissão do tradutor, valiosa tanto para quem quer se tornar um tradutor como para tradutores experientes. A sua análise detalhada da profissão orientará tradutores recém formados e novos tradutores, ajudando-os a se tornar profissionals de alto nível, tratando de assuntos como como se estabelecer como profissional, como lidar com clientes e ferramentas de tradução.
Laerte J Silva
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