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Translation workshops 23.03.2013


The Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Gdansk (Faculty of Languages) and the Translation Laboratory Student Research Group are happy to invite for “Technical translation  – operating manuals” - a workshop which will take place on Saturday, 23rd of March, 10.00 am, room 3.6 at the Faculty of Languages. 

Everyone is more than welcome – the workshop is not solely for students from the University of Gdansk! Classes will be held by Maciej Mrug, M.A. – a graduate from the Postgraduate Translation Studies at the University of Gdansk and a practising translator specializing in technical texts who cooperates with a number of renowned Polish translation companies and institutions.

Operating manuals for both household and industrial appliances are perhaps the most frequent and ubiquitous publications on the market of translated texts. The participants will find out, among other things, what distinguishes operating manuals from other types of technical texts, what requirements they would have to fulfil, or how to solve the most common translation issues. All these questions will be discussed on the basis of examples of authentic extracts from different types of operating manuals.

Come and see it for yourself – technical translations are not the domain of engineers and engineers only – curiosity is the first step towards this attractive specialization!

Last updated: 25.09.2013

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