The UW Japan Studies program has a lecture coming up that might be particularly interesting for those of you with nihongo skills. The speaker, Barrett-sensei, was one of my TAs for Japanese at UW. Highly recommended!
Japanese Technical Translation: Freelancing as a Career
When: Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 3:30-5:00pm
Where: UW Campus, Denny Hall 216
Learn about technical translation as a career. Mr. Barrett will help us understand what technical translation is and how it differs from interpretation and from non-technical translation. Aspects of this introductory discussion include: qualifications for entering the field, where to find work, translation issues, state of the industry, pay ranges, types of work, professional organizations, starting out, and what to expect from clients. He will also discuss machine translation and its potential impact on the future of the industry.
Click here for more info on upcoming events from the Japan Colloquium series. This event is co-sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and and the Department of Asian Languages and Literature.