Hebrew - English Legal Translation Pitfalls


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Learn how to face challenging parts of legal text when translating from Hebrew into English. This webinar looks at the possible translation tweaks from the perspective of a professional lawyer.
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Learn how to avoid typical translation pitfalls and take the challenge of translating some text samples with a catch!

In this webinar, you will get advice on legal translation from a professional lawyer as well as learn some practical steps of planning your work in order to minimize errors.

In this webinar, we will practice translating a very short, yet challenging text from Hebrew into English, and get feedback from a professional lawyer, Dr. Yaakov Gorr*, (only selected feedback will be provided live, but we will comment all the submissions in a follow-up email).

Besides, Dr. Gorr will talk about a few observations he made reading certain English translations of user agreements.

Be ready to discuss, translate, share your expertise, and, of course, get a portion of translation humor!

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February 04, 2019

Trainer Bio

Tanya Rozanes Olevsky - Since 2007 I have operated my own language studio, LinguaCom, providing translation and tutoring services to clients internationally. I have 15 years of experience as a translator and private tutor (before I started my own business, I worked with other service providers, translated and edited academic materials from scratch to publication, and taught English in various settings, both private and public). My first experience as a trainer was in 2015, when I was invited to teach a course of advanced proficiency in a translators training program in Lifshitz Academic College, Jerusalem. I was also a speaker on a ProZ Translator's Day Virtual Conference. I share my experience, tips and thoughts in a translation blog on my website: http://blog.lingua-com.com/. You are welcome to visit and take a part in the discussion by posting your comments and questions. I hold an MA in Special Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in Psychology as well as a BA in Culture and Language Studies (English, French). I have a certificate in Technical Writing.

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