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Translation as a profession.


Translation as a profession.

Gouadec, Daniel.

John Benjamins Publishing Co.


396 pages



Benjamins translation library; v.73


Gouadec (U. of Rennes, France) describes and analyzes the true world of professional specialized translation, taking into account the diversity of practices, situations and environments. Coverage includes the nature of translation and the issues at stake, the diverse categories of translation-localization, analyses of the translation process, the translation profession and markets, the qualities required to be a translator, the options within the profession, steps to becoming a freelancer or setting up one's own business, finding and retaining clients, rates, productivity, deadlines, quality, the complexities of working with innumerable partners, professional ethics, the impact of standards and certification, the battle for recognition, the effects of technological advances and globalization on the translation industry, and translator training.

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Date:Nov 1, 2007
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