Integrating collaborative localization into professional translator training

Maria del Mar Sanchez Ramos

Abstract


Non-professional translation (NPT) has attracted increasing attention in translation studies in recent years. As a consequence, translator training needs to take NPT into account in the translation curriculum. In this article I report the findings of an exploratory study conducted to implement and evaluate an online collaborative localization project as an example of NPT. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative methods, the findings show that the trainees had a positive attitude towards NPT practices and were highly satisfied with the inclusion of NPT in the localization curriculum.

 


Keywords


non-professional translation (NPT); crowdsourcing; online collaborative translation; localization

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