[Translation] Translation staff requirements

sylvst at total.net sylvst at total.net
Sun Sep 28 15:31:26 PDT 2008

My modus operandi is pretty much the same as Saskia's.  I try to  
translate short texts as soon as I am aware of them - which is usually  
quite early, as I read my e-mails at work during my break-time.

Longer and more difficult texts, like the Constitution, take more time.

It is important NOT to wait until the very last minute to submit a  
text to be translated.

I would suggest that we build a standard dictionary of common fannish  
terms, which are often tricky to render into French.

I can open a number of different formats, but that Word Perfect one  
stumped me.

Sylvain St-Pierre

Quoting S L <waterdelph at hotmail.com>:

> Hello René
> These days and for at least the next month, my daytime work is very   
> intense. It's currently difficult for me to check and follow up on   
> my email more than twice a week.
> But from the moment I _do_ see there's a text to translate, I   
> usually need one day/evening per 250-350 words.
> If the text is long (more than can be done in one evening), I will   
> wait until the weekend before starting on it.
> If the language is specialized (for example business/chart jargon),   
> I need more time. Speed depends entirely on the amount of research   
> needed.
> I can open .doc, .rtf and .txt files. I cannot open or work with   
> other formats.
> Sylvain and Jules-Pierre may have different methods, depending on   
> their tools & schedules.
> Saskia
> ----------------------------------------
>> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:41:29 -0400
>> To: translation at anticipationsf.ca
>> From: cybernetic.nomad at gmail.com
>> Subject: [Translation] Translation staff requirements
>> Hi,
>> In light of the small problem we had recently with that Wordperfect
>> file, it might be a good idea for the translation team to put down
>> what file formats it accepts and what kind of delays people should
>> expect when getting translation done and otehr similar info onto the
>> staff website. There's even a handy section in it for communications
>> where this info would be really useful.
>> Thanks!
>> Rene
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