Interesting article on being a translator
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Patricia Posadas  Identity Verified
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May 28, 2002

This is the beginning of an article on our dear profession.





The Writing Life

By Howard Goldblatt

Sunday, April 28, 2002;



\"How\'s this for an occupational testimonial: \"There is no such thing as a good translator. The best translators make the worst mistakes. No matter how much I love them, all translators must be closely watched.\"

Or this: \"O ye translators, do not sodonymize us!\"

Or: \"Traduttore-traditore.\" (Translator = traitor.)

Who are these people everyone loves to hate, and, if they\'re so bad, how do they get away with what they\'re doing?

Well, I confess: I\'m one of them. I\'m a translator.\"



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http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A51294-2002Apr25



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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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Great article! May 28, 2002

Thanks for posting it.



Trudy


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Mary Lalevee  Identity Verified
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Thanks again May 28, 2002

Yes, really an excellent article.

Mary


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