Sunday, 18 March 2018

Translation and Interpreting for Newbies

This post attempts, through the supportive videos, to answer the question many newbies ask regarding the difference between translation and interpreting. It also introduces them to many sub-fields which are acquiring interest and are being recognized as independant areas because of their distinct skills in terms of training. The mastery of these skills will enable the trainees to obtain the qualifications needed to practice at a professional level.

Basically, translation is written and interpreting is oral. However, this is not the only difference and these are not the only forms taught to satisfy the needs of the industry. The videos which I am curating in this playlist provides a general introduction to the fields of translation and interpreting.

You may want to take a look at another playlist where I curated promotional videos of universities worldwide providing different types of programmes and trainings.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Subtitling Software

Wincaps Q4 is used in many universities to train would-be subtitlers. It is also used by companies which prefer re-speaking as a techniques to increase productivity.

Follow the link for more details: Wincaps Q4 (Official Software Website). You could download it for a 7-day trial period. Videos are available to guide you start using it.

However, this software is not free. If you would like to have an idea about free subtitling software, take a look at our previous post: Free Subtitle-Editing Tools

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Networking for Professional Interpreters

There are many platforms and resources for interpreters looking for opportunities to enhance their skills or acuique new ones. Some of them are listed below:

Workshops for Interpreter Skills Exchange (WISE)

WISE An initiative which had the Community Award. Many speeches for practice are availabe on Youtube.


You could check some insightful youtube videos related to this topic here:

Translation & Interpreting Technology

Friday, 28 April 2017