Translating: Is there method in the madness?
How do translators work? How do I work? Are the two the same? Earlier today, I got on to thinking about these exact questions and almost instantly decided to write a post looking at how I actually translate. However, rather than getting into discussions over personal preferences for certain terminology resources or how to set…
Key Translation Skills: Write Right
Translators as professional writers When it comes to improving your translation skills, the natural reaction is often to devote additional hours to that all-important source language savvy. However, despite the undoubted centrality of this skill set, there remains another area that is often inexplicably relegated to an afterthought in translator training in spite of its…
Seven Super Skills: Progressing in Translation
Today’s post sees us move from the power of translation to the process of translation and, more specifically, to a look at the demands of this process. There are a number of vital skills required to produce high quality translations and here I put forward a selection of what I believe to be the most…