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Different aspects of the business
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María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
Panama
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Aug 25, 2004

I'm a bit confused about the different aspects of the business, i.e. editing, proofreading, desktop publishing.

I know the essential differences of translation vs. interpretation, of course. What confuses me are the three aspects above.

If desktop publishing is getting the document to look exactly like the original, by way of, well, DTP software, then what is editing? And how does editing differ from proofreading?

I know this seems like something I should know, but since I live in a tiny country, we tend to be jacks and janes of all trades here... maybe I've done a bit of each (I know I do a lot of DTP every day at work!), but just didn't know I was doing it.

Can anyone help me? Thanks a lot


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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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this might help... Aug 25, 2004

...with some of your questions: http://www.proz.com/topic/23162

The term "editing" has a different meaning in the realm of publishing (deciding what content makes it into the magazine) and in the realm of translation (checking a translation for accuracy, consistency, correct register, etc.), which is why sometimes there is confusion.

As for DTP, it is a value-added service and should be charged in addition to the translation. Normally translation agencies have DTP specialists who handle the formatting post-translation, but if you are in a position to offer that service I would definitely take it into account in my rates.

Hope this helps

Susana Galilea
Accredited Translator EUTI
sgalilea@ispwest.com
www.accentonspanish.com


[Edited at 2004-08-25 01:42]


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María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
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Thanks a million!! Aug 25, 2004

I just posted there

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