Technical translation: Finding the right terminology.
In this course I shall first of all talk about the lingusitic resources that you will need as a technical translator and how to search for additional resources on the internet. I shall then give examples as to how to get into the context of your subject matter, a step that is vital to your success. I shall talk about pitfalls and how to avoid them. The course will use material taken from the areas of mechanical engineering, aeronautics, transport, with a little bit of chemistry and physics. I shall cover patent translation briefly but more as a pointer to further study in what is a very specialized field. Areas that will not be specifically covered are medical and informatics. Finally I shall give a list of Do's and Don'ts when dealing with agencies as a technical translator.
Experienced freelancers who want to expand their clients database.
Technically experienced freelancers starting in the translation industry.
In technical translation, it is very easy to make mistakes by choosing the wrong word, or by assuming you know the translation for a given term which might in fact means something quite different within the context of the material.
Working with agencies can also be a problem. This course will help you to get into the context of the subject matter and explain how to avoid pitfalls and embarassing mistakes.
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Price: 18.00 USD
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