king wrote:A friend of mine who does a lot of this for his job did has masters with Sheffield Uni (top 20 in the UK)- he was able to do much of it as a distance course too, which was good. I think he may have did more of a Japanese course with a bit of translation than a pure translation course though. But I'm unsure.
Jen_KyotoPA wrote:You might want to try the Honyaku mailing list (http://honyakuhome.org/node/27) . It's a mailing list for professional E<->J translators, with a lot of stuff about specific translation issues, but information about qualifications and getting started comes up a lot too. You can search the archives here: http://honyaku-archive.org/search/?q=qualifications . Or you could ask the list of course.
In general, my impression is that experience takes priority over qualifications/courses in translation.
misheruz wrote:Does anyone know how much useful experience you gain from the JET translation course? I'm also interested in doing translation or interpretation after JET.
KIKKI.K wrote:Hmmmm a couple of people actaully said in the replies, that they thought it was better to get a qualification, because it teaches you the skills that they had to learn by themselves over many years anyway, and it would have saved them some trouble...
Thanks for the link... some interesting reads^^
Hawkeye wrote:Late reply to this thread, but I'd like to anyway.
I'm also going into Translation/interpretation afterwards. I've done it before, although unofficially...
I just wanted to respond to something said in the very first post. You were thinking of studying it, but you wanted to go to Europe? If you want to study Japanese to English or vice versa, definitely, definitely do not study in Europe... you're too far away from your B language I think.. also, most translation/interpretation schools in Europe require at least 3 of the UN languages for entry... Japanese isn't one of them, but can be considered as an additional C language.
Suuuuuper late, but i've been researching it lately ... having no classes... so just thought i'd try to revive it a bit.
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