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LN5522: PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR TRANSLATORS (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:14


Course Overview

The course introduces and critically discusses the roles and processes involved in professional translation. Topics studied will vary from year to year, but are likely to include at least some of the following: project management, marketing one’s services as a freelance translator; career and entrepreneurial opportunities for language specialists; fee structures and pricing for freelance translators; working for agencies and large organizations; professional ethics; client communication; pitching translation projects to publishers; evaluation of networking, professional organizations and CPD opportunities for translators; translation and the law.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Moray Watson
  • Dr Maria Sanchez-Ortiz

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or MSc Translation Studies (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course introduces and critically discusses the roles and processes involved in professional translation. Topics studied will vary from year to year, but are likely to include at least some of the following: project management, marketing one’s services as a freelance translator; career and entrepreneurial opportunities for language specialists; fee structures and pricing for freelance translators; working for agencies and large organizations; professional ethics; client communication; pitching translation projects to publishers; evaluation of networking, professional organizations and CPD opportunities for translators; translation and the law.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

First attempt: 100% Continuous Assessment: 4 practical exercises (approx. 1,000 words each) (60%); course journal (10%); dummy website construction (20%); seminar participation (10%).

Resit: 4 practical exercises (approx. 1,500 words each) (80%); dummy website construction (20%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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