Would I advise my grandchildren to translate? / Dangers of Crowdsourcing Translation
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Mar 4, 2014

Two interesting blog posts:

Would I advise my grandchildren to translate? by Victor Dewsbery
http://language-mystery.blogspot.de/2012/03/would-i-advise-my-grandchildren-to.html

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A post about the hidden dangers of crowdsourced translation by Miguel Llorens:
http://traductor-financiero.blogspot.com/2012/08/what-is-professional-translation.html


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The only thing you can advise anybody Mar 5, 2014

is to follow your passion. Translation as a career--it is not really a career per se. It requires top fluency in at least two languages which cannot be attained through school education only, plus a total devotion and love for languages and language in general: in addition a lot of patience and sacrifice.

If it seems like something you may love-- why not--it is one of the greatest professions. Otherwise--in cold, logical terms: I don't think so.


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