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OT: Translation (was Re: Spanish translation needed)

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 6:23
On Dec 31, 2006, at 2:02 PM, Sally Caves wrote:

> > This is a listserv for displaying and translating *invented* > languages. And even so, not in such quantity. If we go to such > lengths, it's to offer and display our own long texts, already a > sizeable challenge. The other challenges we like are Relay and > translation challenges--into our own conlangs. We're not so > interested in helping somebody with their natlang homework, unless > we get paid twenty dollars per double-spaced page. :)
This reminds me -- does anyone on this list do translation for money? What are your experiences with it? I would somewhat like to do English/Spanish translation (since I have this Spanish degree I'm doing nothing with), but from people I've talked to it sounds like it might not be something I could support myself on. Still, I'd like to know how to go about getting into it, actually getting *good* at it (I'm quite afraid that my Spanish is sub-par, especially after a few years of not using it), and getting customers -- if anyone has such info. Thanks! (Oh, I forgot to mention also -- my impression is that $20 per double- spaced page seems pretty optimistic; but then I'm pretty sure you were being facetious.)


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>