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» Translator, Adapter, Screenwriter Translating for the audiovisual
By stretch | Published 06/10/2005 | Art/Literary Translation | Recommendation:
When I first offered my services as a translator to film and TV producers who did dubbing and postsynchronization here, in Montral, I was told they did not need translators, but adapters. I remember arguing that translation was adaptation, that you did not just copy words from a dictionary automatically, that every sentence, every word, every comma, was the object of a decision, of a trans ...
» In the Footsteps of Giants Translating Shakespeare for Dubbing
By stretch | Published 06/10/2005 | Art/Literary Translation | Recommendation:
translator is a tracker, stepping in the tracks of the writer who came before, careful not to step on anybody's toes, alert to the direction the tracks are pointing, attentive to the scenery, the context, trying not to disturb anything. What happens when a translator attempts to walk in the tracks of a giant? Just before Christmas, I got a call from a Montreal dubbing studio. The speaker wanted ...
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