Translators in NZ?
Thread poster: lydiar
| | Samuel Murray
Local time: 06:52
English to Afrikaans
I've tried searching around forums with little success, and was wondering if there is a cyber community of NZ based translators?
Looks like it:
...but they don't seem to have any members (if you visit their site and do a search for "All" source language and "any" target language, the search yields zero results).
Also, there are 547 ProZ.com members in New Zealand, of which 49 are paying members. Simply go to http://www.proz.com/translator-directory/ and select "Any" as source and target languages, and select New Zealand as country of residence. You can also search for specific regions of New Zealand.
Thanks, I was sort of wondering if the users of this forum are strictly Australian based or whether you spoke to each other!
Or if perhaps there are forums/sites which are popular with the NZ/Aus translation community.
I suppose there are 'laws' about discussing alertnative forums on here:)
I agree on your comment regarding NAATI exams.
We do have a national body for translators in New Zealand, the NZ Society of Translators
and Interpreters (NZSTI). NAATI exams are often used as a means of gaining NZSTI membership. The NZSTI online forum is fairly new and isn't so strong as yet, although there are a few events for translators that take place in the main centres throughout the year. Naturally, translation is not a big industry in NZ although I do recommend making contact with the organization if you wish to meet like-minded professionals here.
All the best of luck
Yes, I'll look into joining NZSTI if my qualifications are acceptable.
Do you find that the time difference is a positive thing for your clients? I'm hoping it will be useful for quick turnaround work.
I'm slightly worried about moving so far away from France, it won't be so easy to jump on a Ryanair flight to Marseille for a Pastis:)
| Pastis can be found || Jul 2, 2010 |
I get a lot of my work as a result of the time difference. Efficient communication, on the other hand, can be tricky (I communicate with American clients first thing in the morning; European clients in my evening)
You should be able to become an affiliate of the NZSTI without NAATI exams, but I am no authority on this. Affiliate status would at least give you access to local news and events.
As for Pastis, it can be found, and expat Frenchies abound (see NZfrogs). Some cities also have very warm and welcoming Alliance Francaises (notably Dunedin and Wellington, in my experience).
To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:
You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »
Translators in NZ?
|SDL Trados Studio 2017 only €415 / $495|
|Get the cheapest prices for SDL Trados Studio 2017 on ProZ.com|
Join this translator’s group buy brought to you by ProZ.com and buy SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance for only €415 / $495 / £325 / ¥60,000
You will also receive FREE access to our getting started eLearning program!
More info »
|You've never met a CAT tool this clever!|
Translate faster & easier, using a sophisticated CAT tool built by a translator / developer.
Accept jobs from clients who use SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast & major CAT tools.
Download and start using CafeTran Espresso -- for free
More info »