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message 1: by Her (last edited Feb 16, 2010 05:09AM) (new)

Her Majesty (hermajesty) | 7 comments Hello.

Sometimes I think about starting to translate a book. The thought is reasonable, except I really don't know where to begin. Well, probably reading the book is a good start, so what's next?

Contact the author, ..the agent, .. or publishers?
Do a research? See how well it'll do in the market after translation?

I do realize that for most translator it's much easier to work as freelancers on short term projects. But I really think at some point a book is somehow a must in a translator's career, no?

Share, oppose, discuss. I would love to hear from you.


message 2: by Verônica (new)

Verônica | 1 comments I think you should study Translation's Theory first. It's not so easy! ;)


message 3: by Her (new)

Her Majesty (hermajesty) | 7 comments I did the theory part. Actually, I've a BA in translation studies, and hopefully will start my MA soon. Nonetheless, I was just curious.


message 4: by Her (new)

Her Majesty (hermajesty) | 7 comments PEOPLE!

I wonder why nobody ever post here, discuss, share, bitch, anything!!!

and I don't mean this particular post, just generally.


message 5: by Maha (new)

Maha (mhaabdullah) | 2 comments Hello,
I was thinking of the same thing, actually I planing to start this summer ^.^

The main thing you need is a good publisher. which is somehow hard if live in Saudi :)
Because they are responsible of taking the permission from the orginal author. And they will buy his/her rights. Unless you're planing to buy the book rights and print it yourself! Which costs a lot!

The next step is the translation process, which will need a lot of revision and
Editing with editors of your publishing agent.

There is a lot of things you need to conceder about the book depending on its type.

I will be happy to help if need any thing since we are in the same page ^.^ !

Please contact me or follow me on @mhaabdullah :)


message 6: by Her (new)

Her Majesty (hermajesty) | 7 comments Maha, Im a follower now :)


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