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  • 1. Translation & Interpretation A Global Career By Masud Hasnain mhasnain@clearedtranslators.com 1
  • 2. What is Translation? Transferring written text from a source language into the target language while maintaining the author’s intent 2
  • 3. What is Interpretation? Interpretation is the transfer of spoken speech from a source language into a target language while maintaining the speaker’s intent. Interpreters must go in both directions, so they have to speak both equally well. 3
  • 4. Basic Definitions: From: Source Language To: Target Language 4
  • 5. Language Pair isSource Language + Target Language Arabic/English English/Arabic 5
  • 6. What gets translated? • Business contracts • Government documents • Court/Legal documents • Personal documents • Literary works • Software • Film sub-titles • Advertisements • Medical records ANYTHING IN TYPE! 6
  • 7. Types of Interpreting: Consecutive Simultaneous / Conference Escort Voice-Over Transcription 7
  • 8. Where do Translators andInterpreters Work? As Free-lancers / Independent Contractors In-house • Business • Hospitals • Legal / Courts • Government • Literary • Technology / Computers • Government / U.N. / Consulates • Escort 8
  • 9. How can I qualify to be a translator? Knowledge of foreign language(s) Education Excellent writer Attention to detail Computer literate Able to focus and follow through Reliable & professional Flexible 9
  • 10. To be a translator you must Know the target language perfectly Understand the source language very well Be prepared to study and review grammar regularly Have access to appropriate dictionaries Be a good proofreader or get someone else Read regularly in both your languages Know the culture(s) of the people that speak the languages that you work with 10
  • 11. How do I qualify to be an interpreter? Have a pleasant voice Ethical Reliable & professional Educated Have patience Flexible Experienced Accessible 11
  • 12. To be an interpreter you must... Know both the source and target languages equally well Must use the tone of the original speaker Must convey the speakers’ exact messages Have a great store of knowledge in your short or long-term memory Learn as many dialects and regional jargon as possible within your languages Keep your cool under pressure and tension Establish trust with those you work for 12
  • 13. Some Interpretation Specialties Schools Court/Judiciary Medical Conferences Escort or seminar (State Dept.) Diplomatic/Embassies Many more … 13
  • 14. Necessary Investments Have a computer and Internet access Software in both your languages Learn to use Word Membership in ATA and local translation association Have office space or space in a home office Have business cards, résumé and brochure Dictionaries & reference materials 14
  • 15. Translation Tools http://www.google.com/translate http://www.microsofttranslator.com/ http://www.freetranslation.com/ http://translation.imtranslator.net/ http://www.trados.com/ http://www.atril.com/ http://www.across.net 15
  • 16. Translation & Interpretation Organizations NCATA: National Capital Area Translation Association www.ncata.org ATA: American Translators Association www.atanet.org NAJIT: National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators www.najit.org AIIC: International Association of Conference Interpreters www.aiic.net National Center for State Courts www.ncsconline.org. National Council on Interpreting in Health Care – NCIHC www.ncihc.org 16
  • 17. Practice interpretation with a relative or a friend 17
  • 18. Q&A 18