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Welcome to the 19th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference in Pittsburgh March 26-28, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Davis.)

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Thursday, March 26 • 3:10pm - 4:10pm
Copy Editing Translations

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Editors who work in area studies, foreign language learning materials production or nongovernmental organizations frequently encounter the challenge of editing translations from less commonly taught foreign languages. This session will discuss some of the unique challenges that this entails, and it will focus on strategies for successfully working with this material. Specific topics will include determining style and special considerations for style sheets, deciding on process requirements, querying translators who have poor English skills, maintaining cultural sensitivity and objectivity, balancing accuracy and idiomatic English style, and fact checking.


John Cords

Manager, editing team, National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland College Park
John Cords has over 13 years of professional experience working with the written word, with almost nine years as a copy editor. In addition to freelance work in education, film studies and anthropology, he has worked as an in-house copy editor in higher education, scholarly publication and educational materials development. Since 2011, John has managed a team of editors at the National Foreign Language Center, a University of Maryland research... Read More →

Thursday March 26, 2015 3:10pm - 4:10pm

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