Conference for freelance translators and interpreters 18-19 June, 2016 - Porto, Portugal
Ellen Singer is a translator and language tutor with nearly twenty years of experience as a full time translator and project manager. She co-owns a small technical translation agency that focuses on quality.
Ellen has been working with CAT tools since the late 1990s. She loves challenges and knowledge and enjoys cooperating with others.
Youth versus experience
Newly established translators are enthusiastic, will take on a project with gusto, will give it their best. On the other hand they make mistakes. An experienced translator knows what to expect, how to plan, what to do, but also makes mistakes. Inexperienced and experienced translators make mistakes, just not the same type of mistakes.
This presentation will focus on the difference in approach of experienced and inexperienced translators, on the advantages of being part of a generation that grew up with computers and the disadvantages of having to learn all about computers at a later time in life, but also on the advantages of experience when looking for a different approach to, for example, a terminology problem.
A new perspective versus experience, both have their advantages and disadvantages.