Translator Perspectives 2012

This is a collection of very short essays on translation by professional translators, all of whom are members of the Japan Association of Translators (JAT). The contributions represent the distilled wisdom of translators of all ages, nationalities, fields and levels of experience. Some are in English, some in Japanese, all embody opinions and observations based on experience, and all are guaranteed to be thought-provoking—and hopefully enlightening—regarding any of the numerous aspects of the job of translation.

This anthology is the first to be published by JAT. It is a tribute to the sense of unity and dedication to their craft of the JAT members who shared their insights, and to the efforts of the JAT Anthology Committee, which collated them. This is planned to be the first of many such JAT anthologies which translators and all others interested in translation, wherever in the world, will find worth acquiring, coming back to, and looking forward to more.

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