Literary translation contracts
Thread poster: Evert DELOOF-SYS

Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Dec 1, 2005

Here's a link to a good article on literary translation contracts (don't know if this has been posted before, but the topic subject entry will now probably make it easier to search the forums if you're specifically looking for literary translation contracts):

http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/320 with a further link to a translator's model contract:
http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/320


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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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hola Dec 1, 2005

Thank you very much, Evert. This is very useful information.
Let me quote the last two paragraphs (bold marks are mine):

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Translators have a responsibility to the works they are translating. They must be sure to accept only those fee arrangements that will allow them to devote enough time to the translation to do the original work justice in a new language.

They must seek compensation on a level adequate to their talent, skill, and contribution in recreating the foreign work in translation. And by not selling themselves short, they assert their position as members of a vital literary profession.


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Emanuela Ankrom  Identity Verified
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Hi Dec 1, 2005

Hi Evert,
Thank you for posting this link!
Emanuela


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