Together | 21-22 February 2019 | Barcelona, Spain

The Creation of a Translator: An Overview of the American and European Experience

21 Feb 2019
15:20-16:05

The Creation of a Translator: An Overview of the American and European Experience

For many Europeans, knowledge of a second (third, fourth) language is a given, so when considering a translation career, specialised knowledge is necessity. The American path to the translation profession seems to be more varied: Students study languages and translation at university, and specialise through work experience, or alternatively professional practice, or perhaps an individual decides to leverage their pre-existing foreign language knowledge in the translation profession. Through interviews with select translators and educators in the US, Canada & Europe, this presentation will examine the challenges not only for translators, but for translation companies seeking to find just the right match for every project.