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5.0 out of 5 stars A 'must read' for every wannabe - or practising - translator
This should be required reading for anyone contemplating a career in translation and also for any translator who feels they could do better. As ever, Chris Durban calls a spade a spade - but with such style! Written in a question and answer format, here you will find all the things you need to know about a career in translation but often never thought to ask. From the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Prosperous Translator
All translators have questions about the business and how the market works. It's impressive how similiar the translation market is around the world. I have had the same questions in my head or stumbled on the same doubts that are answered in this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'must read' for every wannabe - or practising - translator, 1 April 2012
This review is from: The Prosperous Translator (Paperback)
This should be required reading for anyone contemplating a career in translation and also for any translator who feels they could do better. As ever, Chris Durban calls a spade a spade - but with such style! Written in a question and answer format, here you will find all the things you need to know about a career in translation but often never thought to ask. From the basic questions of those wondering if an A Level taken 30 years' ago in a (then) rare language and never used since is sufficient to start out as a translator, through those who wonder which qualification they need (usually none if their fluency in and sensitivity to the language in question is excellent) to the more experienced translators who want to hone their business skills to set themselves apart from colleagues who whine about the low prices they have to accept and/or think they have to compete with machine translation, there is plenty of sound advice sprinkled with brilliant humour and and a lot of good old-fashioned common sense. This is a book which you don't need to sit down and read from cover to cover at one go - you can dip into it as and when you have a few spare minutes to pause and pick up some priceless pearls of wisdom from two highly experienced and respected prosperous translators. Ignore their advice at your peril!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!!, 30 Mar 2013
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With a well-deserved 5-star rating, I believe this book is a MUST for any aspiring freelance translator in Europe (perhaps with its American equivalent being Corinne McKay's How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator). The book is in a question-answer format where each question and answer provides yet another important or useful piece of advice or information for the starting translator - however late you are and whatever situation you might be in. You will find that the authors have also graced us with some of their excellent humour while writing, which makes the read all the more enjoyable. The book also provides excellent links to the main language institutes in Europe as well as the United States, including many references to useful journals and pages. Highly recommended - and don't forget to take notes! :) Happy reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Prosperous Translator, 5 April 2012
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All translators have questions about the business and how the market works. It's impressive how similiar the translation market is around the world. I have had the same questions in my head or stumbled on the same doubts that are answered in this book.
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