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Who are translators

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What does it take to be a translator or interpreter? What kind of person would even
want to, let alone be able to, sit at a computer or in court day after day turning
words and phrases in one language into words and phrases in another? Isn’t this an
awfully tedious and unrewarding profession? The difference between a translator and a non translato


It can be. For many people it is. Some people who love it initially get tired of it,
burn out on it, and move on to other endeavors. Others can only do it on the side,
a few hours a day or a week or even a month: they are writers or teachers or editors
by day, but for an hour every evening, or for an afternoon one or two Saturdays a
month, they translate, sometimes for money, sometimes for fun, mostly (one hopes)
for both. If a really big job comes along and the timing and money are right, they
will spend a whole week translating, eight to ten hours a day; but at the end of that
week they feel completely drained and are ready to go back to their regular work.

Translators and interpreters are voracious and omnivorous readers,
people who are typically in the middle of four books at once, in several languages,
fiction and nonfiction, technical and humanistic subjects, anything and everything.


They are hungry for real-world experience as well, through travel, living abroad for
extended periods, learning foreign languages and cultures, and above all paying
attention to how people use language all around them: the plumber, the kids’
teachers, the convenience store clerk, the doctor, the bartender, friends and
colleagues from this or that region or social class, and so on.

Translation is often called a profession of second choice: many translators were first professionals in
other fields, sometimes several other fields in succession, and only turned to
translation when they lost or quit those jobs or moved to a country where they were
unable to practice them; as translators they often mediate between former colleagues
in two or more different language communities.

Any gathering of translators is certain to be a diverse group, not only because well over half of the people there
will be from different countries, and almost all will have lived abroad, and all will
shift effortlessly in conversation from language to language, but because by necessity
translators and interpreters carry a wealth of different “selves” or “personalities”
around inside them, ready to be reconstructed on the computer screen whenever
My father worked for the international area of a major
Brazilian bank. As a consequence, I lived in 8 countries
and 10 cities between the ages of 1 and 19. My parents
learned the languages of the places we lived in “on
location”. My father never wanted us (my 3 brothers and
I) to study in American or French schools (which can be
found anywhere), but instead forced us to learn and study
in the language of the place. My parents encouraged travel
and language studies, and since I was 14, I traveled alone
throughout Europe. I learned the 3Rs in Spanish, did high
school in Italian and Portuguese. In Luxembourg, I studied
at the European School in three languages at the same time
(French, English and Italian) and spoke Portuguese at
home. Italian used to be choice for girlfriends:-)
The outcome: I speak Portuguese, English, Spanish,
Italian, and French and translate from one into the other.
I have always worked with the set of languages I learned
in my youth. I have started learning Russian, but I didn’t
like my teacher’s accent. For the future, I plan to study
Chinese (I have a brother who lives in Taiwan and a nephew
who speaks it fluently) .
Renato Beninatto

a new text arrives, or out into the airwaves whenever a new speaker steps up to the
podium. A crowd of translators always seems much bigger than the actual bodies
present.
But then there are non-translators who share many of these same characteristics:
diplomats, language teachers, world travelers . . . What special skills make a well-traveled, well-read language lover a translator?
Not surprisingly, perhaps, the primary characteristics of a good translator are
similar to the expectations translation users have for the ideal translation: a good
translator is reliable and fast, and will work for the going rate.

From an internal point of view, however, the expectations for translation are rather different than
they look from the outside. For the translator, reliability is important mainly as a
source of professional pride, which also includes elements that are of little or no
significance to translation users; speed is important mainly as a source of increased
income, which can be enhanced through other channels as well; and it is extremely
important, perhaps even most important of all, that the translator enjoy the work,
a factor that is of little significance to outsiders.

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But the text is not the only important element of reliability for the user; the translator too must be reliable. Notice that this list is closely related to the traditional demand that the translator be “accurate,” and indeed contains that demand within it, under “Attention to detail,” but that it is a much more demanding conception of reliability than merely the expectation that the translator’s work be “correct.” The best synonym for the translator’s reliability would not be “correctness” but “professionalism”: the reliable translator in every way comports himself or herself like a professional.

A client that asks for a summary and receives a “correct” or “faithful” translation will not call the translator reliable — in fact will probably not call the translator ever again. A sensitive and versatile translator will recognize when a given task requires something besides straight “accuracy” — various forms of summary or commentary or adaptation, various kinds of imaginative re-creation — and, if the client has not made these instructions explicit, will confirm this hunch before beginning work.

Aspects of translator reliability


Reliability with regard to the text
1.Attention to detail
The translator is meticulous in her attention to the contextual and collocational
nuances of each word and phrase she uses.
2. Sensitivity to the user’s needs
The translator listens closely to the user’s special instructions regarding the type of
translation desired, understands those instructions quickly and fully, and strives to
carry them out exactly and flexibly.


3. Research
The translator does not simply “work around” words she doesn’t know, by using
a vague phrase that avoids the problem or leaving a question mark where the
word would go, but does careful research, in reference books and Internet
databases, and through phone calls, faxes, and e-mail inquiries.


4. Checking
The translator checks her work closely, and if there is any doubt (as when she
translates into a foreign language) has a translation checked by an experf before
delivery to the client. (The translator also knows when there is any doubt.)
Reliability with regard to the client


5. Versatility
The translator is versatile enough to translate texts outside her area of
specialization, out of languages she doesn’t feel entirely competent in (always
having such work checked, of course), in manners she has never tried. (The
translator also knows when she can handle a novel task and when something is
simply beyond her abilities and needs to be politely refused.)


6. Promises
The translator knows her own abilities and schedule and working habits well
enough to make realistic promises to clients or agencies regarding delivery dates
and times, and then keeps those promises; or, if pressing circumstances make it
impossible to meet a deadline, calls the client or agency and renegotiates the time
frame or arranges for someone else to finish the job.


7. Friendliness
The translator is friendly and helpful on the phone or in person, is pleasant to speak
or be with, has a sense of humor, offers helpful advice (such as who to call for that
one page of Estonian or Urdu), doesn’t offer unhelpful advice, etc.
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8. Confidentiality
The translator will not disclose confidential matters learned through the process
of translation (or negotiation) to third parties.
Reliability with regard to technology
9. Hardware and software
The translator owns a late-model computer, a recent version of Microsoft Word,
an Internet connection (preferably high-speed/broadband), an e-mail address,
and a fax machine, and either owns and uses regularly, or is prepared to
purchase and learn how to use, translation memory software specified by the
client.

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What are translation and interpretation services?

Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text.The English language draws a terminological distinction (not all languages do) between translating (a written text) and interpreting (oral or sign-language communication between users of different languages); under this distinction, translation can begin only after the appearance of writing within a language community.

A translator always risks inadvertently introducing source-language wordsgrammar, or syntax into the target-language rendering. On the other hand, such “spill-overs” have sometimes imported useful source-language calques and loanwords that have enriched target languages. Translators, including early translators of sacred texts, have helped shape the very languages into which they have translated.

Because of the laboriousness of the translation process, since the 1940s efforts have been made, with varying degrees of success, to automate translation or to mechanically aid the human translator. More recently, the rise of the Internet has fostered a world-wide market for translation services and has facilitated “language localization“.

Types of Translation :

  1. General Translations: These are more basic translations where no experience is required of any country language besides native language in order to do the translation.
  2. Commercial Translation: Commercial translation is similar to business translation, in which translation of documents is done such as company accounts, letters, annual report and Business documents.
  3. Medical Translations: Medical Translation has a huge no of categories. They can include anything from drug dosages and cautionary information about the use of a drug to descriptions of medical devices. This translation needs proper documentation.
  4. Literary Translations: This translation is different as compared to other translations. This mainly included poetic communication function of books, article, stories etc. They should also have prior knowledge of documents. Literary translation requires a lot of skill. We should not forget that the translation of a book or a poem, will be read by thousands of readers. This means that the text needs to be adequate and more unique.

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The Chinese language (汉语/漢語 Hànyǔ; 华语/華語 Huáyǔ; 中文 Zhōngwén) forms one of the branches of Sino-Tibetan family of languages. About one-fifth of the world’s population, or over one billion people, speaks some variety of Chinese as their native language. Chinese is distinguished by its high level of internal diversity, although all varieties of Chinese are tonal and analytic.

There are between 7 and 13 main regional groups of Chinese (depending on classification scheme), of which the most spoken, by far, is Mandarin (about 850 million), followed by Wu (90 million), Cantonese (Yue) (70 million) and Min (50 million).