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Entrevista: Nicole Rodriges, autora de A Tradutora



Nicole Rodrigues, autora do fabuloso Tumblr sobre tradução A Tradutora que consta na lista de blogues recomendados, concedeu uma entrevista muito bacana sobre sua atuação como tradutora com muitas curiosidades e dicas sobre esta profissão para o blogue canadense All Things Linguistic. Confira!

Nicole Rodrigues is a Brazilian translator who specializes in translating, localizing and transcreating web and mobile content from English to Brazilian Portuguese. She is also a content curator and the official translator for Tumblr in Brazil. I talked to her about being a translator as part of the linguistics jobs series.
What do you do as a translator?
I am a translator specialized in IT and advertising. Within these two areas I offer localization and transcreation services.
Localization involves translating softwares, videogames, web and mobile content (sites, user interfaces and mobile apps). There are two main differences between localization and other types of translation:
1.  In localization, you translate and test your translation within the existing user interface, to check for context, space and layout issues. For example, if a word will appear inside a button, and the button is a certain size, you can’t translate the text on it with a word that’s twice as long, so you have to be reading the website or using the mobile app both before and after your translation, in order to find out what is the best translation option and to then see how well your translation fits. If you copy-paste all the text from a website or a mobile app into a word document, translate it, and then send it back to the company, then you’re not really doing localization because you’re not testing it in the original user interface.
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2 comentários

Luci disse...

Ameiiiiiiiii a novas notícias do blog. Mais amplo, mais diversificado e mais informativo. Merci.

N. Rodrigues disse...

Querida Janaina,

Muito obrigada por compartilhar esta entrevista aqui no seu, igualmente fabuloso blog.

Espero que as dicas sejam úteis para quem deseja ingressar nesta nossa árdua carreira :)

Um abraço,

Nicole