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Thread poster: Nikolaus Halter

Nikolaus Halter  Identity Verified
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Aug 16, 2003

Does anyone know of any good resources for historical translations? I have not come across any and I would appreciate a pointer in the right direction. Thanks.

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Deborah Shannon  Identity Verified
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Can you be more specific? Aug 17, 2003

Nikolaus Halter wrote:

Does anyone know of any good resources for historical translations?

I'm not clear whether you mean translations of old documents or translations about historical events.

I sometimes explore old dictionaries to check older usage of the German language. There are lots of useful encyclopedias online when it comes to reading up on historical background.

Can you maybe pinpoint the type of resources you are looking for?

All the best, Deborah

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Nikolaus Halter  Identity Verified
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Looking for any kind of historical translations (and literature, while I'm at it) Aug 18, 2003

I am looking for organizations that usually hire translators for historical translations, both historical documents and events. I just haven't come across much of that.

I would also like to do translation of literature, but I don't think there is too much German or Austrian literature that hasn't already been translated into English or vice versa. Does that sort of thing go directly through the publishing company?


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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Distributed proofreaders and Gutenberg - just try Aug 29, 2003

Hi Nick,

I don't know whether this is of help for you but you might give it a try:
They don't have publishers there but lots of literature of all kinds, maybe you could find some book which has not yet been translated (though, unfortunately, German books are quite rare there).

Another possibility (similar to DP) could be

Proofreading can be very interesting (and great fun, too!) and you get an idea of what is "on the market".

Good luck!


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