I have worked in the Santo Tomás University for two years now, and lived and worked in Tunja, Colombia for almost three. As a foreigner I get asked many questions by my English students. I love questions! I especially love questions about my country, my culture and the differences between England and Colombia. The first one is usually, "Teacher, do you have a girlfriend?" I always tell my students that if they can ask me a question in English, I will always answer their questions. Probably the second most frequently asked question is:
“Teacher, how do you say arepa in English?”
Why are subtitles so different from the dialogue in a foreign language film? A subtitler's perspective...
Mistakes like the one above are commonplace on live TV. What I think they meant to say is "the year of the horse". But I'm sure that you've all been in the situation where you're watching a foreign film with English subtitles, and you know enough of the foreign language to know that what is said in the dialogue isn't always the same as what's in the subtitles. Many people find this frustrating, especially when using foreign films to learn a foreign language. So why does this happen? Why are subtitles so different from the spoken dialogue? Here we tell you why...
Translation England's Jonathan Hemming will be attending the First International Conference on Audiovisual Translation (I Congreso Internacional de Traducción Audiovisual) in June in Lima, Perú. A great opportunity to learn from two audiovisual translation masters! This conference is organised by the Universidad César Vallejo in Lima. I hope to see you there!
Tips for beginners: My top ten tips on making it as a freelance subtitler.
I’ve been working as a freelance subtitler for two years now, here’s what I’ve learnt in that time...
What do subtitlers do? The word subtitler doesn't even exist in the English dictionary, so what do we do? To give you an insight into the world of subtitling, here I present the ups and downs of life as a freelance subtitler...
Translation England's Jonathan Hemming recently celebrated a milestone in his translation career. He provided the English translation for Fernando Bello Mendoza's beautiful photography book Villa de Leyva - A Plena Luz. This book was published in Colombia in December, 2014. It was published multilingually in Spanish, English, French and German.
As my friend and colleague Nicky Bremner has written about the MA in Applied Translation Studies at the University of Leeds, I thought it would be helpful to share my experience of the MA in Audiovisual Translation Studies.
This post compares the terminology management functionalities of SDL Trados Studio 2011 (hereafter referred to as Trados) and MemoQ Translator Pro Edition (hereafter referred to as MemoQ). It might be useful for beginner-intermediate users of CAT tools.
We translate between Spanish and English.