Working languages:
English to French

Marina Dorland
New language, new life

South Africa
Local time: 11:43 SAST (GMT+2)

Native in: French (Variant: Standard-France) 
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Translators bear heavy ethical responsibilities which sometimes are contradictory: they must both render the cultural differences of the source language and offer an attractive text in the target language. Above all, They must keep open the doors of interpretation of the work, its polysemy.

A close analysis of the work’s meaning, context, cultural backdrop and style is thus necessary before launching into translation. Moreover, thorough knowledge of the source and target languages and respective cultures is indispensable so as to provide an appealing end text without betraying the original.

As a qualified literary and business translator, I strive to apply the above principles, paying close attention to detail and yet striving to blow fresh, new life into the text. Hence my motto: " New language, new life ".

As a French native living in South Africa for the past three years with a few years’experience as an in-door translator in England, my on-site experience of both the French and English languages and cultures and diversities provide me with the in-depth knowledge needed to cater for a wide range of translation fields : literary, business, tourism and travelling, adaptation for advertising, real estate, websites, education, music and arts. I am also open to trying new fields as may be required.
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Feb 15, 2015

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