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How is "translation-related degree" defined?
Thread poster: Agnes Douwes

Agnes Douwes  Identity Verified
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May 17, 2004

Hello,

Could you please clarify the definition of "highest translation-related degree" that is listed as an option in the Profile Data? Specifically, does this refer to an actual degree in translation, or to having obtained a degree that is directly relevant to the area of the translator's specialty?

Thanks in advance,

Agnes Marston


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sylvie malich
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Good point! May 17, 2004

Agnes Marston, MPA wrote:

Hello,

Could you please clarify the definition of "highest translation-related degree" that is listed as an option in the Profile Data? Specifically, does this refer to an actual degree in translation, or to having obtained a degree that is directly relevant to the area of the translator's specialty?

Thanks in advance,

Agnes Marston


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Directly relevant May 17, 2004

Some of our more senior translators are linguistics/philology graduates (or MAs or Doctorates), for example, or were in University before T&I programs were instituted.

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Agnes Douwes  Identity Verified
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More re. definition of translation-related degree May 18, 2004

Hi Parrot,

Thanks for your answer, I can see how that applies to people with older T&I experience. But I'm still wondering whether the term is meant to apply to an actual degree in translation/interpretation/language/linguistics etc. (i.e. the techniques/processes of translation), or whether it can also be used for degrees that are directly relevant to the subject/content of the translator's specialty, even if the degree is not in language/linguistics. For example, I have an MPA and I specialize in management/business, so it's directly relevant to my subject. The reason that I'm being so picky is that I wonder if I can list my degree in the "Experience" section on the upper right of the Profile. I don't want to misrepresent that I have a degree in linguistics, but I do want to feature my MPA, so I will list it under "Experience" until someone officially notifies me that that's not OK.

Thanks again in advance,

Agnes Marston

[Edited at 2004-05-30 11:56]


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Atenea Acevedo  Identity Verified
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Thanks, Agnes May 18, 2004

I've been wondering about this myself. I also have graduate studies in my field of expertise, and stronly believe they are a valuable asset when it comes to delivering professional translations (and definitely give you lots of ground to be a more proficient interpreter as well).

Atenea


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