Technical translation: Finding the right terminology.

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Topics: Technical & scientific documents translation
Translation project skills
Terminology management

Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

Duration: 50 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:Getting into the context of a technical translation is the key to success. The course will help you to achieve this with techniques for internet searching and terminology selection. The do's and don'ts of technical translation will also be covered.
Description
In this course I shall first of all talk about the lingusitic resources that you will need as a technical translator and how to search for additional resources on the internet. I shall then give examples as to how to get into the context of your subject matter, a step that is vital to your success. I shall talk about pitfalls and how to avoid them. The course will use material taken from the areas of mechanical engineering, aeronautics, transport, with a little bit of chemistry and physics. I shall cover patent translation briefly but more as a pointer to further study in what is a very specialized field. Areas that will not be specifically covered are medical and informatics. Finally I shall give a list of Do's and Don'ts when dealing with agencies as a technical translator.
Target audience
Experienced freelancers who want to expand their clients database.
Technically experienced freelancers starting in the translation industry.
Learning objectives
In technical translation, it is very easy to make mistakes by choosing the wrong word, or by assuming you know the translation for a given term which might in fact means something quite different within the context of the material.
Working with agencies can also be a problem. This course will help you to get into the context of the subject matter and explain how to avoid pitfalls and embarassing mistakes.
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Price: 18.00 USD

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Bio: James Brian Mitchell has published over 120 scientific papers and is the co-author of a textbook on Experimental Physics. He is also the holder of patents in the automotive and oil industries. As a Professor of Physics in Canada and France, he has given over 80 invited scientific presentations at conferences and Universities in North America, Europe and the Middle East. He translates patent reports, patents, technical manuals, technical specifications and scientific theses and journal articles.


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