Translating for the Food Industry: General Overview

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90 minutes

Learning Objectives

You will learn about
  • the different areas of food industry which are a source of potential translation jobs
  • the food industry organizations and projects where translation services are required
  • some terminology issues and available Internet resources

Description

In the modern world, food production is one of the main spheres of the humankind activities. For translators, it is a good source of translation job opportunities. The course will provide a general overview of the complex sphere of food industry focusing on the areas where translation services are in constant demand.
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Food industry is one of the main spheres of activity of humankind. In the modern world, it is of utmost importance and in many cases the activity of a food busines or project spreads across the borders of several different countries. It includes multiple diverse businesses from farming and food production to packaging, distribution, retail and catering that collectively supply food for the global population. A lot of research is also done in the area of food production and consumption with a strong emphasis on healthy food. For translators it is a vast source of translation job opportunities.

This course will provide a general overview of the complex sphere of food industry, focusing on projects, documents and organizations where the services of translators are in a constant demand. We will also briefly touch the issues of terminology and available Internet resources

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July 01, 2016

Trainer Bio

Anneta Vysotskaya - Anneta Vysotskaya graduated the English Department of the Far Eastern State University (Vladivostok, Russia) in 1983. After working for one year as a school teacher she was invited to join the staff of the Scientific Information Department of the Institute of Marine Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She worked there for 20 years reaching the position of a leading translator. Her main expertise is in environmental, fisheries, food, health, medical and business translation. In 2004, she moved with her family to New Zealand and had to start as a freelance translator and interpreter practically from zero. She translated for many clients from all over the world. She also works as a community interpreter since 2005. Аннета Высоцкая закончила отделение английской филологии Дальневосточного государственного университета в 1983 году. Около 20 лет работала штатным переводчиком в Институте биологии моря и журнала Биология моря, в том числе ведущим переводчиком, а также переводила для других научных учреждений Российской академии наук. Выполняла переводы для Торгово-промышленной палаты. Она специализируется в переводе в области охраны природы, биологии, рыбного хозяйства, здравоохранения, медицины, пищевой промышленности, а также имеет большой опыт перевода во многих других областях. Неоднократно была переводчиком на международных научных конференциях. С 2004 году проживает в Новой Зеландии, активно работает переводчиком-фрилансером, оказывая переводческие услуги для клиентов в разных странах мира. С 2005 года занимается устным переводом в больницах и других учреждениях Новой Зеландии. С 2005 года занимается устным переводом в социальной сфере.

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about 1 year ago

I have found the course not so useful in terms of contents: what it is said it's quite elementary and hasn't added much to my previous knowledge

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