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2013 ProZ.com International Conference

“New demands on the translation industry”


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Translating technical manuals: telling people how to press a button

Date and time: 14:30-16:30, Saturday, 8 June, 2013
NOTE: This session has already been held

Room: A - Porto (150 Plateia)

Description:

Legend has it that a technical text is kind of a literary text with lots of words almost incomprehensible and complicated (the famous "technical terms") and some funny phrases written by engineers, lawyers, and technical writers or just by their wannabe counterparts...

And you? Do you believe in legends or do you want to know the anatomy of the manuals, dissecting its parts and study some examples of what should -- and should not -- be done, from their original version (hear that customers!), until their translation?

Because there is more to telling people how to press a button, or turn a wheel, than just that! And, after a thorough presentation about technical manuals, their writing, translation and (sometimes...) booby traps, you'll be invited to test your abilities (bring a pencil or pen) to enter this highly sought-after niche of the translation industry. – And, yes, there will also be a raffle!

Language: English


Speaker:
João Roque Dias (Portugal)

Bio: Mechanical Engineer and Technical Translator. Discharged several duties in engineering, consulting and construction companies in Portugal, Israel, Denmark, United States, Bermuda and Mozambique. Member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International). Independent translator since 1989. Corresponding Member of the American Translators Association (ATA) since 1993. Certified Translator (CT) by the ATA (English-Portuguese). ATA Accreditation Exams Grader from 1994 until 2001. Vice-chair of the Organizing Committee of contrapor2006 – 1st Portuguese Translation Conference, Scientific Advisor and speaker at the 2007, 2009 and 2010 TRADULÍNGUAS Translation Conferences (Lisbon, Portugal). Invited speaker at several translators meetings in Portugal, United States (ATA, and Colorado Translators Association), United Kingdom (ITI 14th Annual Conference and IAPTI 1st International Conference), Czech Republic, Argentina, and Brazil. Keynote Speaker at the 3rd ABRATES International Translation and Interpreting Conference (Porto Alegre, Brazil) and at the upcoming Powell River International Translators Conference (BC, Canada). Trainer of Mechanical Engineering Translation and Professional Development for Translators. Author of several articles and glossaries related to technical translation and mechanical engineering. João’s professional website is at www.jrdias.com and tweets about everything technically translated at @PORTranslation.

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Engenheiro Mecânico e Tradutor Técnico. Participação em diversos projectos de engenharia, consultadoria técnica e construção em Portugal, Israel, Dinamarca, Estados Unidos, Bermuda e Moçambique. Sócio da American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International). Tradutor independente desde 1989. Sócio correspondente da American Translators Association (ATA) desde 1993 e tradutor certificado (Inglês-Português) desde 1994. Classificador dos exames de acreditação da ATA de 1994 a 2001. Vice-presidente da Comissão Organizadora da contrapor2006 – 1.ª Conferência de Tradução Portuguesa, conselheiro científico e orador nas Conferências de Tradução TRADULÍNGUAS de 2007, 2009 e 2010 (Lisboa, Portugal). Orador convidado em diversos encontros de tradutores em Portugal, Estados Unidos (ATA, e Colorado Translators Association), Reino Unido (ITI 14th Annual Conference and IAPTI 1st International Conference), República Checa, Argentina e Brasil. Keynote Speaker na 3.ª Conferência de Tradução e Interpretação da ABRATES (Porto Alegre, Brasil) e na Powell River International Translators Conference (BC, Canadá) em 2013. Formador de tradutores em diversas áreas técnicas e desenvolvimento profissional. Autor de diversos artigos e glossários relacionados com tradução técnica e engenharia mecânica. O seu sítio profissional pode ser consultado em www.jrdias.com. Pode ser seguido em @PORTranslation.

Web site: http://www.jrdias.com
ProZ.com member: João Roque Dias


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