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Poll: What kind of texts do you regularly translate?
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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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A combination of the above ... Nov 27, 2012

... corporate documents (not sure what a corporative one is), press articles, websites. Less of the academic texts, books and legal material.

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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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User/maintenance/operating guides and procedures, from software and medical devices to machinery and automotive.

Philippe


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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All of the above, EXCEPT ""Corporative", which I believe may be a false friend for "corporate". I do often translate documents for companies though.

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Sara Maghini  Identity Verified
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A combination of the above Nov 27, 2012

Especially corporate documents, web content, press releases, marketing material, surveys...

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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No niche for me, either Nov 27, 2012

Philippe Etienne wrote:

User/maintenance/operating guides and procedures, from software and medical devices to machinery and automotive.

Philippe


Tech trans has no place in today's poll so I'm with Philippe.
And, how about tourism, patents, medicine, biotech, and pharma as well?

With just under 30% of the pollsters leading the way with Other so far, it seems lots of us are in the Twilight Zone.


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Other Nov 27, 2012

Categories do not include the technical and engineering subjects (not the same as scientific and academic) which have been my most prolific source materials over the years, though now I am doing more literary and academic.

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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Important specialisation Nov 27, 2012

Julian Holmes wrote:

Philippe Etienne wrote:

User/maintenance/operating guides and procedures, from software and medical devices to machinery and automotive.

Philippe


Tech trans has no place in today's poll so I'm with Philippe.
And, how about tourism, patents, medicine, biotech, and pharma as well?

With just under 30% of the pollsters leading the way with Other so far, it seems lots of us are in the Twilight Zone.


I am with you there. Technical translation merits respect as an important specialisation. (I am mainly a legal specialist myself.)


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Susanna Martoni  Identity Verified
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Technical translations Nov 27, 2012

Mechanics, electronics, software and hardware.

Technical instructions, operation and maintenance manuals.
Practically all the time.



[Modificato alle 2012-11-27 09:22 GMT]


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tradu-grace  Identity Verified
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with Sara and Mary Nov 27, 2012

... plus other fields as mentioned in my profile.

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
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Other Nov 27, 2012

Bound to be a popular option for two main reasons :
i) some classic categories are not listed
ii) a combination of the above does not appear in the list.
Even a stats-for-fun analysis will be difficult.


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DianeGM  Identity Verified
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Other Nov 27, 2012

Technical, medical and legal mostly.

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Irene Acler  Identity Verified
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Technical translations Nov 27, 2012

Mechanics, electronics, manuals...

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Vibeke Degn-P  Identity Verified
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Media and press Nov 27, 2012

Media and press dominates my work load. Close to 80 %, I would guess. Probably because i have many, many years of experience as a newspaper journalist, magazine reporter and editor. Add books to be translated for publishing houses, and my days are full.

[Edited at 2012-11-27 10:19 GMT]


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Anabel Martínez  Identity Verified
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Videogame localization... Nov 27, 2012

It exists, and it could also be listed there.

That is what I do about 90% of the time


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