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    Need an advice.

    Hello,
    first of all would like to say that i am happy to be here again. i working with english in my work every day but recently i faced up at my work with a new responsibilities. Now i have to translate all meetings which my director will have in future. Frankly speaking i am a little bit scared. my english good i think but not for translating. Please advise what should i do in order to improve my knowledge in english and to high my self-appraisal?
    Thank you in advance.
    Irma

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    #2

    Re: Need an advice.

    Will you have to interpret (translate simultaneously in speech) or write translations?

  2. #3

    Re: Need an advice.

    No it won’t be simultaneously. The thing is that I am not a beginner in English and i can speak English but translation demands some professional skills I think. And I have so called linguistic barrier. That awful fear. which make me feel like a stupid child... I know English and trying to improve it all the time spending a lot of time watching programs and reading news in internet during some free time at work and moreover more than 80% of all documentation in English... I am bit depressed about my fear, it does not permit me to go forward in my carrier.

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    #4

    Re: Need an advice.

    Are you translating to or from English? And what are the translations going to be used for?

  4. #5

    Re: Need an advice.

    i will have to translate to and from english. i am working in one of the non-government organisation. our objective is to establish procedures for substantive dialogue in between representatives of the legislative and executive arms of government and the public.

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    #6

    Re: Need an advice.

    This sounds highly specialised to me, and I would recommend having a professional trnalsator do this. However, try here for sites and tips on translation:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/links/B...ion/index.html

  5. #7

    Re: Need an advice.

    thank you for the site it is really very interesting. what would you advise me in order to overcome m fear?

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    Re: Need an advice.

    Read as widely as possible in the area to become familiar with the jargon and specialised uses of terms- specialised translation requires knowledge of formats and subtle meanings, so expose your self to as much relevant language as possible.

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    Re: Need an advice.

    Read as widely as possible in the area to become familiar with the jargon and specialised uses of terms- specialised translation requires knowledge of formats and subtle meanings, so expose yourself to as much relevant language as possible.

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