What’s up with me- Working in subtitles and translation.

So right now I’m doing one of my favorite jobs which is translation/subtitle work!
I am translating the french subtitles of a documentary on the current conflict in Mali.
I love this sort of work because not only do I get to word-geek out and find the word that best fits a description but I also get to use my crazy collection of metaphors and expressions that are only really interesting to me.
Then I also get to do A LOT of research. for exsample: this film has a lot of political, military and religious terms that I don’t understand. Translating isn’t just going word for word and using a dictionary. Sometimes you have to completely rephrase something just through context clues and for that you really need to know something about the subject.

I really love this work.
My life is cool…to me at least.

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About Emilie

I'm a small girl with big ambitions and very little common sense it seems. I decided after I graduated from college that I would move from my little city of Lafayette Louisiana to the raging monster city that is Paris. In 4 months of planning I have now uprooted everything I had in an amazing town to live in a truly wild place where I have no idea WHAT I am going to do. But isn't that the fun of it all. So here is cheers to getting lost, breaking hearts, starving, and many wonderful adventures that come along with finding yourself.
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1 Response to What’s up with me- Working in subtitles and translation.

  1. maryann says:

    Wonderful work – it develops awareness and stimulates the mind to search for precision and clarity. Innovation works in pair with rigorous effort to adhere to meaning – to translate is to reconcile two cultures as you address the common denomintor of humanity to share meaning. Great for the songwriter in you!

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