Academic and professional trainings

I got a degree in Translation, and now?
www.truelinestranslations.com

On being a translator in 2016… Some days ago I attended a great event for translation and interpretation professionals in Turin, held by University of Turin,  Language Department. The title was “English in Italy. Translation and interpreting in educational and professional settings”. The topic has been analyzed and described in many aspects by excellent speakers.   […]

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Risk Management in Translation Projects – Study and survey results
www.translation-project-management.com

In June 2015, Katalina Sere, student in Master 2, Institut supérieur de traducteurs et interprètes (ISTI – ULB), presented her study on “Risk Management in Translation projects“. Part of this study is based on a survey she launched at the beginning of the year. Since several participants requested an access to the results, Katalina gave me […]

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Mentoring initiatives
dig.multilingual.com

The idea of an experienced, older individual counseling a younger charge is an ancient one reaching back to classical Greek mythology. Mentoring has been practiced through the ages and has now found vogue in corporate culture as a means of growing and refining the skills that modern business requires.   http://dig.multilingual.com/201509/mobile/index.html?id=18

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SURVEY RESULTS: Mentoring for Translators and Interpreters
www.translation-project-management.com

Part 1: Analysis of the answers. In 2015, Translation Commons conducted an industry-wide survey on Mentoring for Translators and Interpreters. The objective of the survey was to gather real-life information on existing mentoring practices and to determine the optimal mentoring elements for Translators and Interpreters. The survey was designed to be taken by both mentors1 […]

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Translator training / Translation training | ProZ.com
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Training courses for professional translators. Training in translation tools (SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast, etc.), medical, legal, etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://www.proz.com

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El profesor que «mató» al alumno de Traducción – Algo más que traducir
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Hace poco me llegó un correo de una persona que, por desgracia, me relataba algo que ya me habían contado otros tiempo atrás. Resulta que el chico estaba un poco desmotivado, pero no por no encontrar trabajo (que también), sino porque sus profesores del máster se habían centrado en enseñar sus asignaturas a la par que […]

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Détection et classification de néologismes : une expérience didactique
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Le cursus des étudiants en traduction et interprétation insiste sur la maîtrise de la langue maternelle, laquelle constitue, en bonne déontologie, la langue cible des traducteurs et interprètes professionnels. Au sein de l’Institut supérieur de traducteurs et interprètes (ISTI, Haute École de Bruxelles), le français constitue cette « langue de base ». Sa maîtrise approfondie […]

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Recommended free courses and other useful information
inmyownterms.com

Useful information Corpus linguistics guru, Mura Nava, recently shared useful links to research he has done and other useful information, such as alternatives to AntConc. I’m sure language lovers will be happy to read about this in the CL community News 6   http://inmyownterms.com/

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Teaching translation project management
prozcomblog.com

Teaching Translation Project Management (TPM) is really thrilling. One of the aspects I most enjoy is that the majority of my students are highly interested in this topic. The challenge lies in the breadth of the subject and the wide variety of translation requests it encompasses. Every project is different, …   http://prozcomblog.com

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Semantic prosody and specialised translation, or how a lexicogrammaticaltheory of language can help with specialised translation
hal-univ-diderot.archives-ouvertes.fr

Corpus linguistics has invaded translation studies and practice over the last fifteen years, allowing researchers to analyse the language of translation or to use corpora as tools in the translation process. This study deals with the application of a theoretical and methodological corpus linguistics approach to pragmatic translation, …     https://hal-univ-diderot.archives-ouvertes.fr

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MA Translation and Interpreting Courses
nikkigrahamtranix.com

The aim of this page is to list MA translation courses available in Europe and link them to posts (most are guest posts on this blog) describing former students’ experiences of their master’s degrees. I hope this information will help future students choose whether an MA is the right path for them and which programme would […]

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The importance of terminology in translation studies
termcoord.eu

Technical sciences such as translation and translation studies or traductology are nurtured by and co-exist with terminology.   Nowadays, there is a lot of specialized literature that considers terminology as an indisputable subject. Nobody even flinches anymore when they hear technicalities in medicine, jurisdiction or other fields of similar importance and honour in today’s world. […]

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Online video tutorials & training | lynda.com
www.lynda.com

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Interesting course for localizers, testers, Localization Project Managers: “Localization for Developers” (Dennis Meyer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.lynda.com

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Some user-friendly concordance ideas
elt-resourceful.com

Although corpora are now widely used in putting together ELT Dictionaries, and increasingly used in writing ELT materials, it is still rare, I think, for corpora, and especially for concordances to be used much in the ELT classroom.   Firstly, I think many teachers are not quite sure what they are.     http://elt-resourceful.com

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Lessons from a Graduate Student in Translation: Consecutive Interpretation
www.altalang.com

An interpreter typically works in one of the two primary modes of interpretation — simultaneous and consecutive. Simultaneous interpretation involves an interpreter listening to a speech and reproducing it in the target language in real time as the target audience follows along with the aid of headphones. This type of interpretation takes place during large […]

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Rebranding the translation profession
translationwordshop.com

I got a recruiting email this week from a group called “My Translation”, which bills itself as “A Revolution in Translation”. Naturally I was curious, thinking it might be a new type of collaborative platform for professionals, so I checked out their website. This is what is says on the home page: …     […]

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Getting a Ph.D. in Translation Studies
translationtimes.blogspot.be

I am nearing the end of my time in a doctoral program in translation studies, so I thought I would write a little bit about what it means to get a PhD in the field. In September 2006, I moved from Sweden to Wales in order to study at Swansea University. There are not that many […]

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Bad Advice for Novice Skydivers: “Learn As You Go”
www.kevinhendzel.com

Why the First, Best Lesson I Learned about Translation Was a Healthy Fear. I was a poor, scrawny white kid with crooked teeth who grew up in the barren hills of central Arizona. The year before my birth, the Soviets launched Sputnik, shocking the world, and causing a frantic U.S. Congress …   Language: Perfect

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Keeping up with source language (if you don’t live there)
spotlightontranslation.blogspot.be

Years ago I started a job in local government as the Clerk (read Chief Executive Officer) of a local council in West Sussex, in the UK. It was quite a big and busy Council (6,000 inhabitants) and the job was quite complicated. I had no training for it all and was flung in at the […]

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Navigating the Absurd
www.academia.edu

The professional reality for translators has undergone a rapid transformation due to globalization and technological innovation. University translation programs struggle to keep pace. Navigating the Absurd borrows fictional conventions to describe the transition from student to professional translator.     http://www.academia.edu/11943278/Navigating_the_Absurd

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Translator Training: Getting Real
www.lockecommunications.com

Translator training is a moving target. Working professionals regularly step up to give my students a clearer picture of what’s ahead. Over the last 20 years, universities have grappled with the rapid evolution underway in a wide range of decisions forcing faculties to rethink and revamp curricula to better prepare graduates for the job market. […]

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Starting out in translation? Find a mentor!
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What should you not expect to learn from a mentor? How to translate! You should already know how to do that. Expect to learn things you’re not exposed to in your translation studies. Use your traineeship to learn how to run your own business.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         http://sciword.blogspot.gr

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How do you get from a language degree to being a professional translator?
www.letraduct.com

Here is an extract from an email I received recently: “I am in the final term of my undergraduate degree in Hispanic Studies. I’ve developed a keen interest in translation, but I just don’t know how to move forward. I would love to do an MA in Translation Studies but …                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               […]

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Becoming a Legal Translator
capital-translations.co.uk

Unless you have studied Law, it is rather tricky to know how to specialise in legal translation, let alone find relevant high-calibre training. Fortunately, Roehampton University’s symposium on Friday 9th January 2015 on becoming a legal translator addressed many of the issues concerning the best ways to acquire the wealth of knowledge and skills that […]

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Mastering without a Master’s – Part 1
capital-translations.co.uk

2 part-article. When I came to the end of my undergraduate language degree, I came very close to studying for a Master’s degree in translation, but I didn’t feel I could turn down the offer of a job as an in-house translator straight after graduation. While I am happy about the path I took, I […]

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Towards Defining the Role of Localisation Professionals in the Achievement of Multilingual Web Accessibility
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Expertise in web accessibility matters has not been traditionally observed as a requirement for localisation professionals. Similarly, not enough evidence exists with regard their role as contributors to multilingual web accessibility. This paper presents the initial results of a study carried out with the goal of clarifying localisers’ involvement in the achievement of web accessibility. […]

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