#BlabbingTranslators: On publishing a book of translators’ stories feat. @Tetyana_Struk and @Chudnovskaya Season 1, Episode 12

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Hey guys!

This week we had a very inspiring talk with Tetyana Struk, a Ukraine based localization specialist and business owner, and Elena Chudnovskaya, a freelance translator and interpreter based in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Not so long ago Elena and Tetyana did something amazing: they collected stories written by translators about their life and their profession and published a book. Here’s what they say about how this idea came to life on the project’s website:

“As we were drinking our fifth cup of tea, we shared our disappointment at the fact that there are too few books in our native languages (Russian and Ukrainian) that promote the art and craft of translation/interpreting and language professionals themselves. There are hundreds of textbooks, guidebooks, and reference books. All very practical and with an “insider” touch. No stranger will ever understand what our profession is about even if they venture to read all of those manuals from cover to cover. Therefore no one will ever know why translators are precious and will not be extinct within the next couple of decades.”

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Dmitry Kornyukhov

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Founder of The Open Mic. Video game localization specialist. I help video game developers, game publishers and localization studios bring their projects to the Russian-speaking gaming community.

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