Inside Specialization Legal Translation

E73: Inside Specialization – Legal Translation

By ATA | May 3, 2022

Hear about the role passion plays in the decision to become a legal translator and learn the key to becoming one of the best.

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Literary Translation: Finding Focus in Its Fuzzy Borders

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

What makes literary translation challenging is also what makes it interesting. A good translation should respect and reflect the author’s style and vocabulary, but this doesn’t mean that every single word or phrase you choose has to perfectly resemble the author in style and effect. Let’s explore some of the frequent challenges faced by literary translators, such as making the voice of a character sound authentic and translating names and places with intentional meanings or symbolism.

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Three (Surprising) Reasons for Poor Quality Translations

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 22, 2022

This post was originally published on Content Rules. It is reposted with permission. Usually, when someone tells you that your translations are poor, the…

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International Trade Translation

E72: Inside Specialization – International Trade Translation

By ATA | February 1, 2022

It’s the knowledge beyond the words on the page that will take you places in the specialization of International Trade Translation.

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Summary of “Defining Translation Quality”

Summary of “Defining Translation Quality”

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 1, 2022

The article “Defining Translation Quality” (Koby, Fields, Hague, Lommel, and Melby) is the third article in a series of articles. This particular article starts…

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The New Espacenet Tools for Patents Translation

The New Espacenet Tools for Patents Translation

By The ATA Chronicle | January 25, 2022

Originally, the Espacenet interface (now called classic Espacenet) was available in the three official languages of the hosting European Patent Office (EPO) site: English,…

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Subtly Sexist Sources: What’s a Woke Translator to Do?

Subtly Sexist Sources: What’s a Woke Translator to Do? 10 Practical Pointers for into-English Translators

By The ATA Chronicle | January 24, 2022

Amidst far-reaching societal change, language is evolving. Unfortunately, not all our clients are keeping pace, and their source texts sometimes smack of sexism in the form of worn-out stereotypes, passé gender roles, and problematic language. Translators should feel empowered to stray from the source when necessary and draw on their expertise to educate their clients. Here are 10 takeaways on incorporating gender-neutral writing into your English translations.

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The Britishism Invasion: Language Corruption is a Two-Way Street

The Britishism Invasion: Language Corruption is a Two-Way Street

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 11, 2022

This post was originally published on Slate. It is reposted with permission. Ben Yagoda blogs about British words and phrases that have entered the…

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Audiovisual Translation

E71: Inside Specialization – Audiovisual Translation

By ATA | December 30, 2021

Get the insight and advice you need to specialize in audiovisual translation.

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transcreation in video game localization

E69: Inside Specialization – Video Game Localization

By ATA | December 30, 2021

Find out how to gain enough experience to break into the world of video game localization.

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Teamwork: The Pros and Cons of Being a Lone Wolf or a Pack Animal

Teamwork: The Pros and Cons of Being a Lone Wolf or a Pack Animal

By Next Level | November 24, 2021

This post is a reblog, originally published on Nikki Graham’s blog, My Words for a Change, and later published in the ATA Chronicle. It…

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The Invisible Art of Translation Deserves Wider Recognition

Found in Translation: The Invisible Art of Translation Deserves Wider Recognition

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 23, 2021

This post originally appeared on New Statesman, and it is republished with permission. I once met a French translator of Shakespeare. My immediate reaction…

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