General information on literary translation posted
Thread poster: Henry Dotterer

Henry Dotterer
Local time: 15:40
Jan 9, 2018

Hi folks,

I once gathered some introductory information on the field of literary translation. Now we have a new onsite blog, so I cut and pasted it there.

Some of the material must be out of date. Any feedback would be welcome. (Feel free to comment in the blog.)



Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:40
Member (2002)
English to Hungarian
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Non-working links in the text, please fix Sep 11, 2018

Hi Henry,
The two links in this paragraph don't work, they time out:

Q: When translating a book or other literary work, can I expect attribution, royalties or other such rights?

A: It may be possible to have your name appear in the publication, earn a percentage of royalties on an ongoing basis, etc. -- it all depends on what you can negotiate. Model contracts are available online from PEN and other sources. A non-legalese discussion of negotiating terms can be found here:



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