The Global Translator's Handbook

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A practical guide to translation as a profession, this book provides everything translators need to know, from digital equipment to translation techniques, dictionaries in over seventy languages, and sources of translation work. It is the premier sourcebook for all linguists, used by both beginners and veterans, and its predecessor, The Translator?s Handbook, has been praised by some of the world?s leading translators, such as Gregory Rabassa ...
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Overview

A practical guide to translation as a profession, this book provides everything translators need to know, from digital equipment to translation techniques, dictionaries in over seventy languages, and sources of translation work. It is the premier sourcebook for all linguists, used by both beginners and veterans, and its predecessor, The Translator’s Handbook, has been praised by some of the world’s leading translators, such as Gregory Rabassa and Marina Orellana.
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Midwest Book Review
Translation is more than turning "perro" into "dog". "The Global Translator's Handbook" analyzes the principles of translation as Morry Sofer advises both current and aspiring translators to help them better understand language between cultures and how to foster that comprehension. With resources and references recommended for further translation understanding, Sofer touches on recent developments in technology and new media, and how translation is best applied to them. "The Global Translator's Handbook" is a must for any linguist who wants to better apply their language skills to translation be it for career or other purpose.
Gregory Rabassa
PRAISE FOR THE TRANSLATOR'S HANDBOOK
. . . [J]ust about the most thoroughgoing manual I have seen in many a moon.
Marina Orellana
PRAISE FOR THE TRANSLATOR'S HANDBOOK
Very well conceived . . . excellent, useful, and beautiful
Reference Reviews
This book could have a home in careers libraries or in US public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589797598
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/16/2012
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Morry Sofer is the founder of leading translation company Schreiber Translations, Inc., author of many books on translation, and editor of several dictionaries.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Warning-Disclaimer
Welcome!
Introduction
How to Get the Most Out of This Handbook
Chapter 1: The Uses of This Handbook
Chapter 2: Historical Overview of Translation
Chapter 3: Requisites for Professional Translators
Chapter 4: Translator’s Self-Evaluation
Chapter 5: Translation Problems
Chapter 6: Translation Techniques
Chapter 7: Translation, Computers, and the Internet
Chapter 8: Dictionaries, Reference Literature, and Terminology Management
Chapter 9: Key Translation Areas
Chapter 10: How to Operate Successfully as a Freelance Translator
Chapter 11: Sources of Translation Work
Chapter 12: A Career as an In-House Translator
Chapter 13: Training Programs
Chapter 14: Oral Interpretation
Chapter 15: Translators’ Organizations
Chapter 16: Translation: A Lifelong Career
Appendix 1: Dictionaries and Reference Literature
Appendix 2: Where to Find Dictionaries
Appendix 3: Foreign-Language Software Sources
Appendix 4: Sources of Translation Work
Appendix 5: Translation Courses and Programs
Appendix 6: Translator Organizations
Appendix 7: Translator Accreditation
Appendix 8: Professional Periodicals for Translators
Bibliography
Index
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