Moving across from translation to copy editing / proofreading
Thread poster: mattsmith

mattsmith
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:01
German to English
+ ...
Mar 10, 2007

Regarding work in the UK, I would be interested to know whether moving across from translation (DE / FR - EN) to professional copy editing and/or proofreading is considered to be a viable career option to translators, or whether such careers are dominated by journalists? I have a degree in modern languages and an MA in translation and have been working as an in house translator/proofreader. I'd also be very interested in hearing from any translators who may have made or researched this career mo... See more
Regarding work in the UK, I would be interested to know whether moving across from translation (DE / FR - EN) to professional copy editing and/or proofreading is considered to be a viable career option to translators, or whether such careers are dominated by journalists? I have a degree in modern languages and an MA in translation and have been working as an in house translator/proofreader. I'd also be very interested in hearing from any translators who may have made or researched this career move. I've noticed that copy editing and even proofreading is frequently better paid in the UK than translation, even though they arguably involve less skill. Any comments welcome.

[Edited at 2007-03-10 13:56]

[Edited at 2007-03-11 09:01]
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Vanussa (X)
Copy editing? Mar 19, 2007

Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is copy editing?
Is it similar to proofreading? Do you have to use symbols like in proofreading?
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