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"La sociedad transparente" contest: which translations will win?

August 10, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in translation contests, networking, fun, literary translation, translator, freelancer

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The translation contest "La sociedad transparente" (with a source text in Spanish) is going into the Hybrid phase today. During this phase, any user registered at ProZ.com can:

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Translation contest: Speak now or forever hold your... silence?

August 3, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in translation contests, networking, fun, literary translation, translator, freelancer

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The translation contest “The Sounds of Silence” has made it to the Finals, and it's time to choose the winners.

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Interview: “The Sounds of Silence” contest and the first entry ever in sign language

July 30, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in translation contests, networking, fun, literary translation, translator, freelancer, sign language

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Ramon Woolfe is a British Sign Language (BSL) and International Sign (IS) translator, presenter, director, mentor, founder and CEO of Drip Media and campaigner for awareness for BSL and the deaf community, and the first user in the history of ProZ.com translation contests to make an entry in sign language.

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Translation contests: pick the winners in one, submit an entry in the other

July 6, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in translation contests, networking, fun, literary translation, translator, freelancer

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Submissions open for the new ProZ.com translation contest

June 5, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in fun, literary translation, translator, translation contests

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A new edition of the ProZ.com translation contests, “The Sounds of Silence”, is on and submissions are open, with a source text in English.

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Amazon offers nine free works in translation (e-book format) until World Book Day

April 20, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in literary translation, translator

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World Book Day is April 23rd. To celebrate, Amazon is offering a selection of award-winning works from around the world, all of which have been translated to English, for free for Kindle. You can grab them between now and April 24th at https://www.amazon.com/article/read-the-world

(there may be geographical or other limits on who can get these books for free-- apparently they are free to US-based customers, and discounted in other regions)

Among the books, I spotted The Light of the Fireflies, by Paul Pen and translated by ProZ.com member Simon Bruni.

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Discover literary translators at ProZ.com

January 16, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in pools, literary translation, translation company

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A literary translator pool has been launched at ProZ.com. ProZ.com Pools™ make it easier to discover freelance professionals working in certain select fields.

The literary translators pool features professionals with experience translating books, plays, comics/graphics, poetry, short stories and songs.

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Literary translation: An introduction for translators interested in the field

January 8, 2018 / by Henry posted in literary translation

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Back in 2013, ProZ.com hosted a virtual event on the topic of literary translation. Prior to the event, I did some research, starting with a review of the relevant site forum. I released the following overview of the field of literary translation to those at the event, but never did anything else with the material.

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