Three Lessons: Humility, Collaboration, Perseverance. | Kevin Hendzel
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Ildiko Santana  Identity Verified
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Mar 9, 2013

I believe Kevin Hendzel's latest is a must-read for all translators; it is pure GOLD:

Three Lessons: Humility, Collaboration, Perseverance.
All three – in that order – hold the key to becoming a world-class translator.

Word Prisms
blog | March 8, 2013


 

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Great read! Mar 9, 2013

Köszönöm szépen, Ildiko!

What an interesting, illuminating and heartwarming article.


 

LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
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I would personally say:knowledge, practice, aiming for perfection and perserverence Mar 9, 2013

I am not sure what humility and collaboration have to do with all of that. Definitely not humility expressed though charging $0.02/word, or listening to all the whims a company might have. Collaboration? If the company knows a lot about translation -- why not, not if they require things that they have no idea about -- like "please translate every word", "send us your TM" (what if you don't need a TM to translate).

 

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Must-read. Mar 9, 2013

Kevin's article was shared on Twitter this morning. I quite agree, Ildiko, it's a great insight into what you should be aiming for as a translator.

It doesn't matter whether you're a beginner or have been in the business for years; make sure you read it!


 

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Essential Role of Collaboration Mar 9, 2013

Ildiko Santana wrote:

I believe Kevin Hendzel's latest is a must-read for all translators; it is pure GOLD:

Three Lessons: Humility, Collaboration, Perseverance.
All three – in that order – hold the key to becoming a world-class translator.

Word Prisms
blog | March 8, 2013


Always mind the Essential Role of Collaboration...


 

translate-24h
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Nice article Mar 10, 2013

Thanks for pointing this beautiful article out to us. The most solid translations really do come from experienced translators with profound technical subject-matter training. However, in our opinion, there are many translators who reach the point of writing elegantly and accurately in less than 10 years of professional translating - with ambition and dedication.

 

Paweł Hamerski
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Nice article probably Mar 18, 2013

but as an artisan (in a rather degrading sense) in translation of 40 yers' standing I lost interest after reading half a page or so.

 


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