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Thread poster: Stephan Budge
Stephan Budge
Chile
Local time: 06:50
Spanish to English
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Sep 11, 2006

Well, I'm not really sure where to start, but this seems like a very friendly group. I'm from the US, but have been living in Santiago now for a few years teaching English as a Second Language, and doing the odd translation job as it came up with my fiance. Now that we have internet at home, it seems our time would be much better spent translating than teaching.

Coming from an IT background, I'm also very experienced in AV editing, so we're hoping to acquire subtitling/translating work. Any suggestions?


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Andrea Lorca  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 08:50
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
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Try local forums Sep 23, 2006

Hi Stephan
I am from Spain and, like yourself, I have been living in Chile for the past few years. Sadly I don't know anybody working in the subtitling area, and I would like to because I studied cinema and tv as my bachelor degree. I recommend you contact tv and cinema producing companies,which is something you might have done already.
As far as I know, most of the translating bussiness for Latinamerica takes place in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Miami but Chile Films (www.chilefilms.cl) also works in this area.
Another alternative is to contact more local forums. Proz has a private forum for translators living in Chile (moderated by Claudia Iglesias - http://www.proz.com/profile/17379) and a there is a yahoo group for chilean translators. Someone in those forums might have a better answer for you.
Good luck

Andrea


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Annissa 7ar
Argentina
Local time: 09:50
English to Spanish
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Suggesting Nov 3, 2006

Hello Stephan and Andrea,

Andrea´s suggestion is excellent. I know that there, in the private Chilean forum you can find some colleagues that do that kind of work.

good luck,
Annissa




alorcalopez wrote:

Hi Stephan
I am from Spain and, like yourself, I have been living in Chile for the past few years. Sadly I don't know anybody working in the subtitling area, and I would like to because I studied cinema and tv as my bachelor degree. I recommend you contact tv and cinema producing companies,which is something you might have done already.
As far as I know, most of the translating bussiness for Latinamerica takes place in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Miami but Chile Films (www.chilefilms.cl) also works in this area.
Another alternative is to contact more local forums. Proz has a private forum for translators living in Chile (moderated by Claudia Iglesias - http://www.proz.com/profile/17379) and a there is a yahoo group for chilean translators. Someone in those forums might have a better answer for you.
Good luck

Andrea


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Stephan Budge
Chile
Local time: 06:50
Spanish to English
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Thanks! Dec 12, 2006

Thanks for the great advice!

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