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eBook Dynasty: Online Course: "Working with/as a Professional Translator to Explore Global Markets"

 

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Introduction

If you cherish and celebrate the Power of Words, then it is important to understand how words are transformed and given new life from one culture to another. Furthermore, as you embark on a journey to explore global markets -- either as an independent publisher or represented by your literary agent or publisher -- it is essential to engage a professional translator who can adequately convey your "voice".

In the "Working with/as a Professional Translator to Explore Global Markets" online course, the instructor, Dr Christine Yunn-Yu Sun, will utilise her 25 years of experience as a professional translator, as well as 10 years of experience as an independent publisher of digital and print books in English and Chinese languages, to explain the importance of establishing a coherent and courteous working relationship between the author, the translator, and the publisher.

Real examples and anecdotes from a wide range of cross-cultural publishing projects are used to illustrate the importance of working with professional translators in order to engage global markets. Participants will have ample opportunity to discuss issues such as market choices, communication and marketing strategies, how to measure success and sustainability, and editing vs censorship.

 

Course Structure & Learning Outcomes

"Working with/as a Professional Translator to Explore Global Markets" is a self-paced course, consisting of six one-hour online sessions, using text-and-image-oriented web pages and YouTube videos, with written assignments and discussions via email.

Aspiring translators will learn the nature and significance of the profession, as well as the tricks of the trade,,

Traditionally and independently published authors, as well as publishers, will appreciate the importance of working with professional translators in order to engage global markets.

Bilingual and multilingual authors/writers will discover opportunities to train as translators.

 

Course Outline

Sessions Topics
   
Introduction Explaining the course and who it is designed for, its focus on hands-on practices as well as sharing insights and precious lessons gained from the industry, and its ultimate goals. The instructor and the participants get to know each other.
   
Think Outside the Box (1) Which Market(s) and Why, (2) Pros and Cons. A sharing of experiences and insights from the industry, using the Chinese Market as an example. Also shared are lessons learned from authors, publishers and other professional translators.
   
Out of the Comfort Zone (1) The "Golden Triangle", (2) Working as a Team Member. A sharing of experiences and insights from the industry, using examples and anecdotes from real cross-cultural publishing projects.
   
The Author (1) Know Your Market, (2) Making It Easy for the Team. Considerable emphasis is on hands-on practices and case studies of real examples, with results assessed and discussed on an one-on-one basis.
   
The Translator (1) How to Present Yourself, (2) Communication and Courtesy. A sharing of experiences and insights from the industry. with a specific focus on hands-on practices and case studies of real examples, with results assessed and discussed on an one-on-one basis.
   
The Publisher (1) Quality Matters, (2) Measuring Success and Sustainability. A sharing of experiences and insights from the industry, as well as lessons learned from authors, publishers and other professional translators.
   
Other Issues (1) Censorship vs Editing, (2) Platform Management. A sharing of experiences and insights from the industry, as well as lessons learned from authors, publishers and other professional translators, using the Chinese Market as an example..
   
Conclusion Summary and Evaluation of the Course. Participants are invited to give feedback on how the course can be improved to meet their needs.

 

Course Fee

The fee for the "Working with/as a Professional Translator to Explore Global Markets" online course is US$299.

Inquiries: contact@ebookdynasty.net

 

About the Instructor

Born in Taiwan and now based in Australia, Dr Christine Yunn-Yu Sun is a writer, translator, reader, reviewer, journalist, independent scholar, and publisher of digital and print books in English and Chinese languages.

 

Supported By

The design, development and delivery of the "Introduction to Translation" online course has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

 

Delivered By

Established in Melbourne in June 2012, eBook Dynasty is an Australian publisher of digital and print books in English and Chinese languages. We assist emerging and established English-language authors, literary agents and publishers to promote their titles to the Chinese World. We also help Chinese-language writers promote their writings to the English World.

 

 
 

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