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TRANSLATOR’S (TOP) GEAR

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Today’s post is somewhat technical, just like the previous one about tools for translators. This one is about translators’ equipment. It’s dedicated to those of you who are at the beginning of your translation career path. I’m going to tell you more about the computer equipment which is good for translators at present (i.e. 2024). I’ll focus on PCs and laptops with Windows, as they […]

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TRANSLATORS AND THEIR TRICKY TOOLS

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You certainly have some ideas about how the translator’s work and the process of translation itself looks and what are the typical translators’ tools. The most common preconceptions usually involve the translator sitting in front of a computer, ‘transcribing’ the source text – in a digital or printed form, looking up words in a big, old, traditional bilingual dictionary (or a pile of dictionaries), and […]

BOOK EDITING AND PUBLISHING – WHAT DID I LEARN AT UNIVERSITY?

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With my inner inclination towards being an eternal student, I’ve always wholeheartedly endorsed the idea of lifelong learning. As a translator, I cannot survive a day without learning something new, but apparently that’s not enough for me. That’s why I enrolled on a post-graduate course in book editing and publishing last year, and I have just officially earned my diploma. I did the course at […]

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HOW TO WORK FROM HOME AND NOT TO GO NUTS

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We planned the text on the upsides and downsides of working from home some months ago, but in the current situation – the world is in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic – we’ve decided to write and publish it sooner and to take these circumstances into account. We hope that you’ll find some useful tips about how to work from home effectively and hassle-free: […]

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THE TRANSLATION PROCESS – HOW DO WE DO IT?

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In our previous entries we’ve told you what our standard days look like, what we actually translate, what tools (like CAT software here and there) and hardware we use. Now we would like to tell you what we actually do when we translate and what our translation process is. Translation process – first steps Of course, this entry presents some general notes about our translation […]

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TRANSLATORS’ DISLIKES

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As promised a long time ago, we’re here with a text about what it is that translators dislike. There are a couple of examples to mention; however, lest we sound too negative, we encourage you to start with our first article about translators’ likes. What are translators’ dislikes? What makes us angry, irritated, and annoyed, even if we’re hiding it well? What gets on our […]

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THE TAXONOMY OF TRANSLATORS IN TEN TYPES

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Previously on Translatorion… we told you about the types of texts that we translate. Today’s article is a follow-up to that, as it presents various representatives of the realm of translators. We’re also going to point out the categories which apply to us. Types of translators As we’ve already said – we don’t mean to pigeonhole anyone but to show you what services a particular […]