Is the European translation sector ready for the post-corona era? Your perception counts!

European Language Industry Survey ELIS 2021How resilient is the European translation sector in the current crisis? What is the financial health of the sector? No one knows, because no one wants to pay to collect the hard numbers and make the useful calculations with them.

That is why the European translation sector gauges the self-perception of its resilience and Post-Covid readiness. This does not require statistics with hard-hitting figures, but an annual survey that gauges trends, expectations and concerns. That's all extremely valuable of course, as long as you realize that you're not measuring the pulse or the heart rate, but just the patient's mood... or the athlete.

The survey is divided into subsets with questions adapted to different types of respondents: translation companies, freelance translation professionals, translation departments in enterprises and other organisations, translation training, purchasers of translation services. Once in the survey, navigate to the right subset.

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Translation for subtitling - Analysis of the subtitling into Italian of the Netflix television series "La casa de papel"

Translation for subtitling

Bologna, Martina Bandini - For a translator, the complexity of audiovisual translation (AVT) lies in the fact of dealing with dynamic texts, which are constructed both through written and oral language, as well as verbal and non-verbal codes.

Therefore, images impose on translation not purely linguistic limitations - those of time and space - which must be complied with in order to guarantee a reliable product, well made and that transmits the message effectively in the target language. .

In fact, when subtitling a film or television series, each translator is obliged to make decisions that directly affect his text, but that have nothing to do with the criteria of the language.

For this reason, when the object of the translation is audiovisual in nature, it is always necessary to take into account not only linguistic, but also technical standards, which to a certain extent depend on the company that distributes the content. This was the objective of the research, written to present my Final Master's work at the University of Bologna (Faculty of Language, Society and Communication), that is, to analyze the translation for the subtitling of the first chapters of the television series Spanish of Netflix "La casa de papel", both from a linguistic and technical point of view, to evaluate the translation in a certain way and then see how the application of one or the other rules influence the perception of the program by the public.

In this article, written specifically for the purpose of publication on The Language Sector website, the work will be presented in a summarized and more general way, but it is available (including its bibliography) in full version for those who request it.

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EU brings another €14 million in English translation work to the market (tender)

The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union, Luxembourg, the Translation Centre for the European Union, Luxembourg, provides translation services to some 70 bodies of the European Union: agencies, agencies, centres, institutes, councils and committees, as well as to the Commission, the Council, the Court of Justice and the European Central Bank.

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The judge and the quality of the translation. Serial - conclusions

CamelThe judge and the quality of the translation. An exciting serial in eight episodes written by Isabelle Bambust.

In the first episode you met the main actors, Fields & co, and you were immediately confronted with different views on translation quality.

The second episode took place in court. There, the translation quality turned out not to be the same as outside the court.

In the third episode, you discovered that there is upstream translation quality, in the fourth downstream.

In the fifth episode, you read how the judge had to deal with interpretation of different quality.

In the sixth episode, you took a closer look at all kinds of translated supporting documents.

In the seventh and penultimate episode, you had to judge with the judge about translated requests, convocations and decisions.

In the final episode, you, as a translator, were brought before the court yourself. You ended up in the middle of a copyright conflict and there was a problem with your contractual liability.

Now, it is time for some final considerations and conclusions.

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The judge and the quality of the translation. Serial - episode 8: the judge and the quality of the translation as the subject-matter of the substantive dispute

CamelThe judge and the quality of the translation. An exciting serial in eight episodes written by Isabelle Bambust.

In the previous episode, you had to judge together with the judge on translated requests, convocations and decisions.

In this eighth episode, you, as a translator, will be brought before the court yourself. You end up in the middle of a copyright conflict and there is also a problem with your contractual liability.

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The judge and the quality of the translation. Feuilleton - episode 7: the judge and translated requests, convocations and decisions

CamelThe judge and the quality of the translation. An exciting serial in eight episodes written by Isabelle Bambust.

In the previous episode, you and the judge assessed the quality of supporting documents in translation. In this seventh and penultimate episode, you must judge translated requests, convocations and decisions.

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The judge and the quality of the translation. Serial - episode 6: the judge and the quality of translation of supporting documents

CamelThe judge and the quality of the translation. An exciting serial in eight episodes written by Isabelle Bambust.

In the previous episode, you looked the work of the judge. You saw how interpreting performance is not always of the same quality and how the judge tackles it when the quality is in question.

In this episode, you will assess the quality of supporting documents in translation together with the judge.

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The judge and the quality of the translation. Serial - episode 5: the judge and the quality of interpreting performance

The judge and the quality of the translation. An exciting serial in eight episodes written by Isabelle Bambust.

In the previous episodes we were given access to court records that questioned the quality of the translation of procedural documents. We have seen many cases in which judges judge the upstream quality of translation. We were also given access to files in which judges address the control of downstream quality of translation.

In this fifth episode we look over the shoulder of the judge again. This time, it is the interpreting services that are not always of the same quality. How does the judge deal with it when the quality of the interpreting is under discussion?

Ghent, Isabelle Bambust - The judge has to deal with the quality of translations in his files in various ways. A translation may be the subject of a dispute, or there may be discussion about the translation of procedural documents or oral communications.

In this episode, we will focus on interpreting of varying quality, starting with the performance of a French gendarme, which, according to the French Court of Cassation, is "someone who speaks the language".

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The judge and the quality of the translation. Serial - episode 4: downstream translation quality

CamelThe judge and the quality of the translation. An exciting serial in eight episodes written by Isabelle Bambust.

In the previous episode, we talked about the upstream translation quality. We saw how judges in France, the Netherlands and Belgium judge translated quality upstream.

In this fourth episode we go see the downstream one. How does the judge handle downstream translation quality control? Are you still keeping up with me?

Ghent, Isabelle Bambust - Upstream quality control ('en amont') actually leads to a natural feeling of guarantee with regard to the translation. "Investing in a high-quality selection and recruitment of translators alone is a guarantee of quality."(26) From the transcendent quality approach, this upstream control should lead to high quality translations.

However, we all know that this is not always the case in reality. In certain cases, there is also a downstream check on the concrete quality of a translation. This check is then done from a product-based approach. But...

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The judge and the quality of the translation. Serial - episode 3: upstream translation quality

CamelThe judge and the quality of the translation. An exciting serial in eight episodes written by Isabelle Bambust.

The previous episode took place in court, where it emerged that translation quality within court is not the same as outside court.

In this third episode, you'll discover that there is upstream translation quality ("en amont"), in the fourth downstream ("en aval"). Are you keeping up with me?

Ghent, Isabelle Bambust - Upstream translation quality is quality at an abstract formal level: a translation is of high quality if it meets the prescribed quality requirements for translators and interpreters, if it meets the mandatory entries in registers and if it has diplomas to be submitted.

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The judge and the quality of the translation. Serial - episode 2: translation quality in the legal world

CamelThe judge and the quality of the translation. An exciting serial in eight episodes written by Isabelle Bambust.

In the first episode you met the main actors, Fields & co, and you were immediately confronted with different views on translation quality.

The second episode takes place in court. Here translation quality does not appear to be the same as outside the court.

Ghent, Isabelle Bambust – Welcome to the court. Here a special language is spoken and written: the language of the law or the legal language.

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The judge and the quality of the translation. Serial - episode 1: Fields & co

CamelThe judge and the quality of the translation. An exciting serial in eight episodes written by Isabelle Bambust.

In this first episode you will get acquainted with the main actors Fields & co and you are immediately confronted with different views on translation quality.

Ghent, Isabelle Bambust - Is all translation and interpreting always and everywhere of high quality? No. But assessing the quality of a translation is a tricky thing. It depends on what you mean by quality and how you approach translation quality.

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The judge and the quality of the translation. Serial

CamelThe judge and the quality of the translation. An exciting feuilleton in eight episodes written by Isabelle Bambust.

We can not imagine a world without translating and interpreting. It should either be a monolingual world or a world in which everyone speaks all languages. But, as long as that is not our world, there will be translation and interpreting.

But is all that translation and interpreting always of the same quality? Well, that depends on what you mean by quality. Translation quality, for example, can be accessed in many different ways.

In 'The Judge and the Quality of the Translation', an exciting serial in eight episodes, Isabelle Bambust takes us to court. Episode after episode she reveals how judges deal with translation quality. She gives us a unique insight into more than seventy files in which a judge is confronted with translation work of different quality.

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Juvenes Translatores: a contest, a coincidence and a personal experience

Gent, 25 November 2019, Margherita Pancaldi - Sometimes coincidences surprise us. Things happen and only after many years we connect the dots and realise that it was all connected. This is the story of my experience, and of how an event that occurred in 2013 thanks to the European Commission's Directorate-General for Translation (DG Translation) acquired a different meaning only in November 2019.

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Market study on the price of a translation in Belgium

BKVT market study on pricing practices in BelgiumTranslators are essential to our export economy and our open society.

The translation sector is, like the rest of the language sector, in good shape and optimistic mood. The surf sector on a number of important trends, which for the time being, don't seem to go sticks: globalization, migration, digitization etc.

Meanwhile, prevails in the translation sector getting more tightness: for more and more languages, the demand for experienced, specialized translators who are abreast of the latest translation technologies is greater than the supply. But what translators deserve that?

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Telelingua takes over Technicis

Telelingua takes over TechnicisThe French translation services supplier Technicis takes his Belgian competitor Telelingua about.

Technicis announced ten days ago even though the acquisition of HL Trad (based in Brussels). Earlier this year, the online translation platform TextMaster Technicis about and also translation agency in 2015 Cogen (Nivelles, Brussels now).

Technicis takes over all shares of the family Boucau.

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France: Technicis buys HL Trad

Technicis buys HL TradFrench translation services provider Technicis has acquired HL Trad.

The French translation agency HL Trad specialises in financial and legal translations and has an office in Brussels. With the acquisition, Technicis expects to raise its revenue to 75 million euros this year.

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RWS acquires Moravia

RWS buys MoraviaBritish translation service provider RWS Holdings has signed an agreement to buy Czech translation service provider Moravia for €270 million.

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A vade-mecum on the public procurement of translation services

Public procurement of translation services: a vade mecum for authors of tender specifications"It still happens too often that the service that makes the specifications, perhaps by a lack of understanding of the characteristics of the professional translation business, calculates the allocation solely based on the price, with all its consequences." That's what Rudy Taki said, President of the Belgian Quality Translation Association (BQTA).

"For the authority, that's a missed opportunity. Our sector contains numerous professionals, both freelancers and translation agencies, but they must be given the opportunity to put forward their value in the procurement process, "says Guillaume Deneufbourg, President of the Belgian Chamber of Translators and Interpreters (BKVT).

On Friday 29 september, in Brussels, the BQTA and BKVT suggested a vade-mecum for 2017 with recommendations for administrations that outsource translation work.

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Argos acquires Enlaso

Argos MultilingualArgos Multilingual, a language solutions provider based in Krakow, Poland, announced the acquisition of Enlaso Corporation, an enterprise language solutions provider based in Boulder, Colorado.

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Belgian Quality Translation Association organises job fair for new translation talent

BQTA Job fairThe Belgian Quality Translation Association (BQTA) organizes a job fair in Brussels on Wednesday 9 november 2016 for master students and recently graduated masters in translating, interpreting, in multilingual communication and related directions. On the job fair are a dozen translation agencies that adhere to the new generation.

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International Congress on Translation and Accessibility in Video Games (9-10 June, Barcelona)

Translation and Accessibility in Video GamesVideo game localization and accessibility are becoming very strong in recent years. Although accessibility is still a very recent issue, he augurs well as incumbent technologies. Translation and localization of video games is, however, a field that is developing very rapidly.

In recent decades, the game industry has become a global giant, generating millions in income each year. Like technology, video games are increasingly elaborate and sophisticated and include advanced designs for all audiences. The design and translation of videogames aim to reach as many players as possible, without neglecting those who have disabilities.

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Collaboration is the key word on interpreting and translation Congress 11-March 12, Hilversum

Interpretation and translation Congress Hilversum 11 and 12 March 2016' You come Together "is the theme of the interpreting and translation Congress that takes place in Hilversum on 11 and 12 March 2016. The Congress is a joint initiative of several Dutch and Belgian 750 representatives of industry associations and has the ambition translation agencies, translators, interpreters and trainers.

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The European translation companies remain optimistic? (survey)

The 2016 Language Industry SurveyEurope's translation companies remain optimistic about the future? Is it really a trend that more and more small and medium-sized translation companies see advantage in a quality certificate? Is it true that the new translation technologies by becoming more translation companies are embraced? The challenges these companies see else have? And what are the main trends in the European market for translation services?
The answers to these questions we get at the end of april, after analysis of a sector survey, which until Friday 12 February 2016 can be completed.

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Iolar one step ahead with third translation conference

TTT-conference 2015 LjubljanaGhent (Belgium), Giorgio Vassallo - A conference on translation, technology, and terminology will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 29-30 October 2015, organised by Iolar, a translation company based in Ljubljana.

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Cluj-Napoca is the Centre for the Industry of Languages

On 16 October 2015, the city of Cluj-Napoca, located in the heart of Transylvania and the European Youth Capital of 2015, will host the fifteenth edition of the international conference titled "Tinerii traducători și interpreți într-o Europă a post-comunicării" ("Young Translators and Interpreters in a Europe of Post-Communication). This year there will be six workshops: General and Specialised Translation, Conference Interpreting, Language and Multimedia Engineering, Terminology, Translation, Interpreting and Interculturalism, and Young specialists in Communication and the European Labor Market.

The conference will be organized by the Department of Applied Modern Languages in the Faculty of Letters of "Babes-Bolyai University" (UBB) and by the Centre for the Industries of Language (CIL), and it will take place in the conference hall at Hotel Universitas (str. Pandurilor nr. 7 Cluj-Napoca), between 09:00 and 19:00. The speeches and debates will be in the following languages: English, French, Spanish and Romanian, all of which will have simultaneous interpretation.

 

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International network of simulated translation agencies in scaffolding

Launch international network of simulated translation agenciesOn Friday 27 March 2015 finds to the Maastricht Academy of Zuyd University of applied sciences Translation the launch site of the International Network of Simulated Translation agencies (INSTB).

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Translation services EN/FR > the (open request for quotation)

The FPS finance publishes an open request for quotation for the German translation of an estimated 16,000 pages Dutch and French documents over a period of four years.

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Translation services at the European Commission (procurement)

The European Commission publishes the contract notice for the supply of translation services for 2.8 to 4 million pages policy and administrative documents.

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