Translation Project Management


Teachers: Sosoni Vilelmini
Code: SOT221
Type: Elective
Level: Postgraduate
Language: Greek
Semester: 2nd
ECTS: 10
Teaching Units: 10
Teaching Hours: 2

Short Description:

The aim of the module is to familiarise students with the management of translation projects both in the framework of translation companies/agencies and in the context of freelancing. Students learn the basic principles of managing collaborative groups and subgroups, of communicating effectively with clients and freelance translators/ proofreaders, of using project management tools and software, of optimally monitoring, completing and delivering translation projects. At the same time, students are introduced to risk analysis and management and best editing, post-editing and QA practices. The module is delivered in collaboration with EL-Translations, a major Athens-based Translation Company and the students are required to work on a real translation project.


Recommended Bibliography:

Dunne, K. J. & Dunne, E. S. (eds.) (2011) Translation and localization project management: The art of the possible. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. doi: 10.1075/ata.xvi.

Koo, S. L. & Kinds, H. (2000) “A Quality Assurance Model for Language Projects”. In R.C. Sprung (ed) Translating into Success: Cutting-edge strategies for going multilingual in a global age. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Matis, N. (2011) "Quality Assurance in the translation workflow – A professional’s testimony". In I. Depraetere (ed) (2011) Perspectives on Translation Quality. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 147-159.

Matis, N. (2010) "Terminology management during translation projects: Professional testimony", Linguaculture, 1/2010.

Matis, N. (2008) "Translation project management - remote exercise". In D. Rodica and K. H. Freigang (eds.) Translation Technology in Translation Classes. Iaşi: Institutul European, pp. 67-102.

Matis, N. (2005) "La gestion de projets de traduction et sa place dans la formation de traducteurs", Équivalences, 32/1 La traduction à l'heure de la localisation HEB, Haute École de Bruxelles, 47-62.

Russi, D. & Schneider, R. (2016) A Guide to Translation Project Management. Published by the COMET® Program with support from NOAA’s National Weather Service International Activities Office and the Meteorological Service of Canada. Available from https://courses.comet.ucar.edu/pluginfile.php/27060/mod_resource/content/12/GuideToTranslationManagement_V1a_02102017_final.pdf (last accessed 18/02/2020).

Updated: 12-02-2022

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