#BlabbingTranslators on working with self-published authors feat. @eWordNews Season 1, Episode 11




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    Hey guys!

    This week we had a very interesting guest – Rafa Lombardino. Rafa is a translator and journalist from Brazil who lives in California. She is the author of “Tools and Technology in Translation ― The Profile of Beginning Language Professionals in the Digital Age,” which is based on her UCSD Extension class.

    Rafa has been working as a translator since 1997 and, in 2011, started to join forces with self-published authors to translate their work into Portuguese and English. In addition to acting as content curator at eWordNews, a collective blog about translation and literature, she also runs Word Awareness, a small network of professional translators, and coordinates Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories (CBSS), a project to promote Brazilian literature worldwide.

    Rafa shared her experience of working with self-published authors and translating books.

    In this blab you’ll learn:

    • How to find and approach self-published authors;
    • What are the most popular forms of remuneration when working with self-published authors;
    • What’s the major difference between working with self-published authors and publishing houses;
    • What are the major challenges when working with self-published authors;

    …and much more!

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    Professional Website
    Books Rafa Translated
    Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories
    Books Mentioned:
    Where to find self-published authors
    Article: A Perspective From a Literary Translator (The name of that area under the Adam’s apple…)
    Article: “Reservythia” Now Available in English and Portuguese (On adapting concepts to make them natural in the target language)
    Article: When a Translator Inhabits the Mind of an Author (On putting yourself in the author’s shoes)
    Written by a Brazilian translator that is part of the Ponte de Letras team

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    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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