The Translation Profession (SMLM153)

15 credits

Translation is a global industry, and successful translators are aware that they need much more than a pen, paper, and a dictionary. In this module you will explore the nature of the translation industry, the tools a translator uses, likely sources of translation commissions, and possible future paths for the translation industry, including the role of increasingly present machine translation tools. You will analyse the different roles translators are called upon to perform, including project management tasks, and how software tools can complement these; in particular you will learn to use Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools through a series of structured workshops, to create your own translation project.