THE BEST DICTIONARIES FOR TRANSLATORS

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Translators and dictionaries – are they synonymous? For most people, I guess, a dictionary is the most typical artefact associated with translation. Well, for some people, translators are actually like walking dictionaries. But the truth is translators are NOT dictionaries incarnate – they do not know all the possible meanings of all the possible wor(l)ds. One thing is for sure, though: skilful and effective use […]

Tłumacze: Martyna Szczepaniak-Woźnikowska i Paweł Woźnikowski

OUR FIRST ENCOUNTERS WITH ENGLISH

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INTRO As long-time language learners, we may forget when and how the whole process of language acquisition started (and it may seem like there is no end to it ?). And yet, there must have been a time when we uttered our first words in the second language, and they didn’t have to be “mum” and “dad”. Are you able to track your language learning […]

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID FRENCH

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The Witcher games and series have been on everyone’s lips for some time now and I’ve got a real treat for you! Here’s my interview with David French, the translator of the Witcher books from Polish into English. David has translated six books by Andrzej Sapkowski and he’s working on another three now. As it happens, we live in the same town! This year, I’ve […]

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BOOK EDITING AND PUBLISHING – LESSONS LEARNED

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In my previous text, I told you what I learned studying book editing and publishing at university. I also mentioned a couple of areas that still need improving. Today’s article is also based on my recent university experience, but with a slightly more tongue-in-cheek approach. When I was at school, I liked to note down my teachers’ “words of wisdom”. Sometimes these adages were more […]

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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. And like we’ve already said – we don’t mean to pigeonhole anyone but to show you what services a particular person can […]

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WHAT WE TRANSLATE, ACTUALLY

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In our previous post we told you about the things we like. Today, we’d like to tell you more about what we translate – and what we don’t. When we first meet a new person and he or she asks us what we do for a living, the usual reaction to our reply ‘We’re translators’ is ‘Ooooh! So what’s the latest book you’ve translated?’. We’re […]

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WHAT TRANSLATORS (ARE) LIKE

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As we were trying to come up with some subjects to cover in our blog, our friend said she would like to read about the things that annoy, irritate, and drive translators mad. We’ll write about that soon for sure, but we’ve decided to start with something positive. So, today’s post is about what translators like and enjoy most. Let’s begin with a disclaimer: by […]