Off topic: Règles humoristiques du bon traducteur
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Bilore  Identity Verified
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Aug 20, 2005

Je cherche à trouver un texte qui rassembleraient des règles/conseils humoristiques destinés aux traducteurs (du genre: "être un bon traducteur en 10 points"); est-ce que qqn a déjà croisé ce type de texte? (une version en anglais m'irait aussi).


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Bonjour Christine Aug 21, 2005

Je crois que vous recevrez davantage de réponses dans le forum français.


[Edited at 2005-08-21 12:23]

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advice to would-be translators Aug 21, 2005

Voici quelque chose que j'avais gardé en réserve. Pas exactement ce que vous cherchez, mais pas mal quand même - mon conseil préféré est celui du dernier paragraph.

[What advice can I give to budding translators?
Who am I to give advice? OK, I'll try. From the bottom of my heart.
Take care of yourself, sleep as much as you want. Don't translate more than 10,000 words in a day; this is bad for your eyes.
Don't work for peanuts but, on the other hand, don't worry too much about money. They won't let you become rich, anyway. We live in the world of mandatory compassion: the more you make, the more they take.
Bewildered and tired, losing track of who you are, what you are doing, and why? Re-read Kipling's If. If this doesn't help, re-read Kipling's The Gods of the Copybook Headings. That drastic measure unavailing, take a swig of brandy. Never translate under the influence, though. Customers have no sense of humor, they think they are always right.
If you can write very well in your native language, you already have a skill necessary to become a successful translator. The rest is hard work.
If you can't write very well in your native language, no advice will help you. The rest is silence.]

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Agnès Levillayer
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En italien... Aug 23, 2005

Un texte très sympa de notre précieux collègue Simon Turner, cité dans le forum italien et que tu retrouves dans le site Langit

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