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I Like Working As A Translator…

I hope that, as a technical translator, I am not out of line piggybacking on this sentiment of a fellow literary translator:

… Übersetzer [ist] so ein toller Beruf … weil man immer wieder neu veranlasst ist, sich mit Dingen zu befassen, mit denen man sich sonst nicht befasst hätte, auf die man selbst womöglich gar nicht gekommen wäre. […] So sammelt man im Laufe der Zeit eine erstaunliche Menge von erratischem Halbwissen in den abstrusesten Fachgebieten.

This may sound not so great, but as a job description it is both pretty accurate and in my view highly attractive.

Read the whole article, Was Bücher mit Übersetzern machen, in Titel – Kulturmagazin.

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One Response to “I Like Working As A Translator…”

  1. chactada says:

    My feelings exactly…. Not a bad thing, though

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