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dnasc
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English to Portuguese
this article is not a bible Feb 1, 2011

I agree that these two options are not the only ones. I myself chose this profession not because I know more than one language. The reason is: I love it. I love translating and I decided not because I might get rich. [I hope I get rich by translating]
and that makes me study and focus on what I like.
Passion itself does not make a good job. But passion and competence together give a better result than only Competence.

But we should not forget the important points shown in th
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I agree that these two options are not the only ones. I myself chose this profession not because I know more than one language. The reason is: I love it. I love translating and I decided not because I might get rich. [I hope I get rich by translating]
and that makes me study and focus on what I like.
Passion itself does not make a good job. But passion and competence together give a better result than only Competence.

But we should not forget the important points shown in this article.
People tend to think that they can be a translator after spending 15 days in Disney.
It takes much more than good knowledge of two languages and "translation education" shows it.
Furthermore, wannabe translator should never forget about "specializing".

this article is only a short definition of the thing it is not [and I think it does not intend to be] like a bible.

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Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 15:28
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Changes Feb 7, 2011

Hi guys,

I have just made some minor changes to this article, mostly related to required studies, proper knowledge of one's own language and the use of CAT tools.

I included some of the concerns stated by some colleagues above, which I share.


[Edited at 2011-02-07 12:45 GMT]


 

Jared Tabor
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Thanks Walter Feb 7, 2011

Excellent, thanks Walter!

Jared


 
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