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Translation, Interpretation and Subtitling

Translation, Interpretation and Subtitling



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    • Translation & Interpretation A Global Career By Masud Hasnain 1
    • What is Translation? Transferring written text from a source language into the target language while maintaining the author’s intent 2
    • 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
    • Basic Definitions: From: Source Language To: Target Language 4
    • Language Pair isSource Language + Target Language Arabic/English English/Arabic 5
    • 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
    • Types of Interpreting: Consecutive Simultaneous / Conference Escort Voice-Over Transcription 7
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • How do I qualify to be an interpreter? Have a pleasant voice Ethical Reliable & professional Educated Have patience Flexible Experienced Accessible 11
    • 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
    • Some Interpretation Specialties Schools Court/Judiciary Medical Conferences Escort or seminar (State Dept.) Diplomatic/Embassies Many more … 13
    • 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
    • Translation Tools 15
    • Translation & Interpretation Organizations NCATA: National Capital Area Translation Association ATA: American Translators Association NAJIT: National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators AIIC: International Association of Conference Interpreters National Center for State Courts National Council on Interpreting in Health Care – NCIHC 16
    • Practice interpretation with a relative or a friend 17
    • Q&A 18