#BlabbingTranslators: On translation industry’s past, present and future feat. @VitekSteve Season 1, Episode 15




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    In this episode we’re talking to Steve Vitek, a freelance technical translator who has translated thousands of patents, mostly from Japanese and German, but also from French, Russian, Czech and Slovak, and a few from Polish to English.

    I’m sure many of you know him as the writer behind the Patenttranslator’s blog.

    If you do, then you’re familiar with his views on ‘the translation industry’.

    But it turns out it has not always been that way.

    There was a time when huge translation corporations were small agencies that valued their translators.

    We’re going to discuss what it was like, how it all went wrong and what can we do about it.

    In this episode you will learn:

    • What the translation industry used to be like before the era of big corporate agencies;
    • When it first started to change;
    • How this change affected the industry;
    • What is in stock for those translators who don’t want to become post-editors of machine translation;
    • What can we do to improve the situation;

    …and much more!

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    Patenttranslator’s blog

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    Dmitry Kornyukhov

    About Dmitry Kornyukhov

    Founder of The Open Mic. English-Russian Translator. Video game localization specialist. Helping small and medium-sized businesses go global. Loving every minute of it.

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