Specialization On A Budget For New Translators In Developing Markets
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 10:00 (Central European Time)
In his talk, Lan Hoang Bao will share how translators new to the profession can start developing a specialization from the ground up after having completed their language studies or after graduating from related courses, all without breaking the bank. He will inspire the audience to ask themselves the questions that are critical to the mission and he will be sharing tips on where to find what kind of free or very affordable CPD to work towards a specialization.
How can degrees not related to language studies help to develop a specialization and do they even make it easier to be successful from the outset?
The speaker will share tips for both groups of translators: those who have a degree in language-related fields, and tips for those who have other degrees and qualifications.
Lan Hoang will help the audience to find answer to the questions outlined above, including how to assess where they are coming from and how to cut out a plan to position oneself as an expert translator in a suitable domain. This talk is especially interesting for translators in developing markets, but not just for them!
About Lan Hoang
Lan Hoang B. is a professional freelance English – Vietnamese translator with more than 8 years of experience in politics, legal and contracts, education, marketing, patent and technique, as well as medicine (cardiology, screening results, pharmacy). He received his Bachelor of Arts in English Language and his Major in Translation Studies (2015) from Hue University, Vietnam and an M.A in Applied Linguistics (2019) from Yuan Ze University, Taiwan. He is a voting member of the American Translators Association (ATA), an active member of The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, and a member of the Certified PRO Network at ProZ.com.
He manages a freelance network at lanhoangtranslations.com which he founded in 2018 and also published an academic article: A corpus-based study of the translation of culture-specific items in Harry Potter series into Vietnamese.