Translating for the Food Industry

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Terminology management
Services and specialization
Technical & scientific documents translation

Course summary
Start time:Mar 23, 2016 08:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:In the modern world, food production is one of the main spheres of human activity. For translators, it is a good source of potential job opportunities. This course will provide a general overview of the complex field of the food industry, focusing on the areas in which translation services are in constant demand.
Description
In the modern world, food production is one of the main spheres of human activity. It is therefore very important on a global scale, and in many cases the activity of a food-related business or project spreads across the borders of several different countries. It includes multiple diverse business types - from farming and food production to packaging, distribution, retail and catering - that collectively supply food to the global population. A lot of research is also done in the area of food production and consumption, with a strong emphasis on healthy food. For translators, the food industry is a vast source of translation job opportunities.

This course will provide a general overview of the complex sphere of the food industry, and will focus on projects, documents and organizations where the services of translators are in a constant demand. We will also briefly touch on the issues of terminology and available Internet resources.
Target audience
This session will be interesting and useful not only to those who are making their first steps in translation for the food industry, but also to those who specialize in food translation and understand the value of learning from others' experience. You are all very welcome!
Learning objectives
In this course, you will learn about:
  • the different sectors of the food industry that serve as a source of potential translation jobs

  • the food industry organizations and projects where translation services are required

  • some terminology issues and available Internet resources
Prerequisites
You need to be a professional translator or a food industry professional with an excellent command of your native and target languages.
Program
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  • A general overview of the food industry in the modern world
  • International organizations and projects specializing in the food industry
  • The different areas in which translation work is constantly required
  • The types of documents you may be asked to translate
  • A brief overview of terminology and available Internet resources
Virtual platform system requirements
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

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Trainer
 Anneta Vysotskaya    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Anneta Vysotskaya graduated the English Department of the Far Eastern State University (Vladivostok, Russia) in 1983. After working for one year as a school teacher she was invited to join the staff of the Scientific Information Department of the Institute of Marine Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She worked there for 20 years reaching the position of a leading translator. Her main expertise is in environmental, fisheries, food, health, medical and business translation. In 2004, she moved with her family to New Zealand and had to start as a freelance translator and interpreter practically from zero. She translated for many clients from all over the world. She also works as a community interpreter since 2005.

Аннета Высоцкая закончила отделение английской филологии Дальневосточного государственного университета в 1983 году. Около 20 лет работала штатным переводчиком в Институте биологии моря и журнала "Биология моря", в том числе ведущим переводчиком, а также переводила для других научных учреждений Российской академии наук. Выполняла переводы для Торгово-промышленной палаты. Она специализируется в переводе в области охраны природы, биологии, рыбного хозяйства, здравоохранения, медицины, пищевой промышленности, а также имеет большой опыт перевода во многих других областях. Неоднократно была переводчиком на международных научных конференциях. С 2004 году проживает в Новой Зеландии, активно работает переводчиком-фрилансером, оказывая переводческие услуги для клиентов в разных странах мира. С 2005 года занимается устным переводом в больницах и других учреждениях Новой Зеландии. С 2005 года занимается устным переводом в социальной сфере.
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