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Thread poster: joanna_salapa
joanna_salapa
English to Polish
May 29, 2007

Hi, I'm a student of applied linguistics and would like to know your reflections about working as a translator/interpreter. Thanks in advance.

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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 18:12
How long have you got? :-) May 30, 2007

joanna_salapa wrote:

Hi, I'm a student of applied linguistics and would like to know your reflections about working as a translator/interpreter. Thanks in advance.


Have you read some of the forums here? You'll find plenty of comments and opinions there
Is there anything in particular that you want to know?


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Amanda Grey  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 19:12
French to English
Check out the blogs May 30, 2007

Hello Joanna,

Many translators have blogs that make very interesting reading. Try Google's blog search, or here are a couple of my favourites (including my own!)

http://traductionanglais.blogspirit.com (FR & EN)
http://www.nakedtranslations.com/en/blog.php
http://alboum.com/blog/blog.aspx

Best regards,
Amanda


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lingomania
Local time: 03:12
Italian to English
Best job May 30, 2007

joanna_salapa wrote:

Hi, I'm a student of applied linguistics and would like to know your reflections about working as a translator/interpreter. Thanks in advance.


Hello. All I can say is that I would never trade this profession in for any other out there. I will never stop saying that the gratification you get out of making differing parties understand each other is simply tops. The money? If you work hard and believe in what your doing, the $$$ will come in the end...but remember, you can't fake this job.

All the best.

Robert.


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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 18:12
... May 30, 2007

Amanda Grey wrote:

Hello Joanna,

Many translators have blogs that make very interesting reading. Try Google's blog search, or here are a couple of my favourites (including my own!)

http://traductionanglais.blogspirit.com (FR & EN)
http://www.nakedtranslations.com/en/blog.php
http://alboum.com/blog/blog.aspx

Best regards,
Amanda


Thanks for the links!
I'm reading Sandra's blog at the moment. I am enjoying it so much I am going to bookmark it. And now I really have to get back to work!


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