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Post time 2015-3-13 10:35:39 |Display all floors
1. what qualifications do I need if I want to translate English books into Chinese?
2. Any websites or forums I can go on to learn some experience?

I like to write stuff hope one day can be able to do some translation for some books too

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Post time 2015-3-13 17:29:44 |Display all floors
I just know it's very hard, why don't you buy a original and the bset translated one as references

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Post time 2017-5-18 11:03:30 |Display all floors
Are you serious

Do you have a relevant degree?

You need to be perfectly comfortable using either of the two languages. Very few Chinese can translate from English into Chinese. It takes at least a university degree. You should also be versed in literature in a way that ew Chinese are.

Your first avenue is to contact publishing companies and show them your talent if you have any. You also can get in touch with the authors of published works and see if they like your idea of translating their work. whether you will find a publisher then is another matter.

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Post time 2017-5-18 19:14:53 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-5-18 11:03
Are you serious

Do you have a relevant degree?

Good answer

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Post time 2017-5-18 20:25:50 |Display all floors
teatree16 Post time: 2017-5-18 12:30
Start with practice in translating small essays.  If you are confident enough, translate one chapter ...

I cn see that English is your second and last language but I am curious: have you ever been commissioned to translate any text? I rather think not. So what makes you believe you know anything relevant to this topic?

Do you know that translators must respect intellectual property rights? They ca be sued if they translate and the original author is not happy with the result of their translation!

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1584austin Post time: 2017-5-18 19:14
Good answer

Thanks. I really think I know what I was talking about - unlike that stalker...

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Post time 2017-5-18 21:22:04 |Display all floors
teatree16 Post time: 2017-5-18 20:51
I can see English is your borrowed language still.  Have you been been sitting in any IELTS or TEFOL ...

I do not borrow languages, Dee:rie - because unlike you I do not wipe my bum with a piece of a foreign tongue.

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