A Lucrative Sideline: Editing Non-Native English Scientific Writing

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Technical & scientific documents translation
Approved for ATA CE points
Services and specialization

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Start time:Mar 14, 2019 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:inglés
Duration:75 minutes
Summary:This course will first describe how to find this type of client, how to price this work, how to justify changes and handle the authors’ egos as you return the revised texts, and what sets this work apart from translation or from editing texts written by native speakers. It will then move on to looking at worked examples of the editing process.
Description
“The manuscript is poorly written and has too many grammatical and syntax errors. The results are very interesting from a practical standpoint but the paper needs a thorough revision to make it suitable for publication in The Journal of Astounding Scientific Developments” Enter the native English speaking editor. The measure of success is that the text is accepted after I have worked on it. Even better, the author sends me subsequent manuscripts before submission to avoid the painful step of receiving criticism. I become a trusted partner.

This course will cover two different aspects. First it will describe how to find this type of client, how to price this work, how to justify changes and handle authors’ egos as you return revised texts, and what sets this work apart from translation or from editing texts written by native speakers. The second area is the mechanics of the editing process itself. The speaker will use specific “before” and “after” examples to show a stepwise editing method that produces texts that look as if they have been written by a native speaker, and what is more, a native speaker who writes well.

There will be ample time for questions.

Training plan:

  • Who are the clients?

  • How do we price this work?

  • How do we justify changes and handle authors’ egos?

  • What sets this work apart from translation?

  • What sets this work apart from editing texts written by native speakers?

  • What are the levels of editing?

  • Worked examples of edits on many topics as examples (e.g. units of measure, punctuation, typical English learner errors)

  • Resources for further learning and reading



Here is some feedback from others on this course's trainer:


"Very proffesional and competent trainer"
Laura Ester Hernández




"Excellent trainer! Every word counted! Thank you!"
Maria Popova

Target audience
Experienced freelancers who want to diversify their services to offer editing.
Learning objectives
- how to find this type of client
- how to price this work
- how to justify changes
- how to handle authors’ egos and build the customer relationship
- what sets this work apart from translation or from editing texts written by native speakers
- how to edit this type of text, using planned stages and worked examples
Prerequisites
None
Program
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Part One
- Why I have developed this sideline
- Why this sideline might be for you
- Who are the clients?
- Where do we find them?
- Do I need to market myself differently than for my translation work?
- How do we price this work?
- How do we justify changes and handle authors’ egos?
- What sets this work apart from translation?
- What sets this work apart from editing texts written by native speakers?
Part Two
- What are the levels of editing?
- How do we decide which to use?
- How do you edit? Line by line? Many passes? What works reliably?
- Worked examples of edits on many topics as examples (e.g. units of measure, punctuation, typical English learner errors)
- Resources for further learning and reading
Registration and payment information (click to expand)
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Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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Virtual platform system requirements

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

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• Required: OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

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Created by
 Karen Tkaczyk    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Karen Tkaczyk works as a French into English freelance translator (FITI and ATA-certified). Her translation work is highly specialized, focusing on chemistry and its industrial applications. She holds an MChem in Chemistry with French (University of Manchester, UK), a Diploma in French and a PhD in Organic Chemistry (University of Cambridge, UK). She worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Europe, then after relocating in 1999, in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics in the US. She set up her translation practice in 2005 and it took off quickly. Karen credits specializing, responsiveness and networking as the secrets to her success. She tweets at @ChemXlator.
General discussions on this training

A Lucrative Sideline: Editing Non-Native English Scientific Writing

Natalia Chernishova Identity Verified
Local time: 03:13
Miembro
español a inglés
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Post webinar availabilityFeb 5, 2019

Hi
Will this sessuon be available after the scheduled date? I would not be able to log on for the webinar at my local time of 2 AM.
Thank you
Natalia - [email protected]


 

Helen Shepelenko
PERSONAL DEL SITIO
Post webinar availabilityFeb 6, 2019

Natalia Chernishova wrote:

Hi
Will this sessuon be available after the scheduled date? I would not be able to log on for the webinar at my local time of 2 AM.
Thank you
Natalia - [email protected]


Hi Natalia,

Thank you for expressing your interest in training at ProZ.com.

The webinar will be recorded and all translators who registered and paid for this course will get unlimited access to the webinar video, training presentation and a certificate of attendance. Even if you do not attend the live session you will be able to watch the video at ProZ.com as many times as needed and whenever it is needed.

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


Karen Tkaczyk
 

Silvia Di Profio Identity Verified
Italia
Local time: 19:13
Miembro 2015
inglés a italiano
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Non-native English editorsFeb 27, 2019

Hi

Could you please confirm that this course is intended for English native speakers only?
Thanks in advance!

Silvia


Karen Tkaczyk
 

Karen Tkaczyk Identity Verified
Estados Unidos
Local time: 11:13
Miembro 2005
francés a inglés
+ ...
Yes, that is the principleFeb 28, 2019

Hello Silvia. Thank you for your interest. Yes, my class is focused on English scientific and technical writing where the authors' native language is not English.

 

Marie Le Guitton Identity Verified
Francia
Local time: 19:13
inglés a francés
+ ...
Post Webinar AvailabilityMar 15, 2019

Hi,

I am sorry. I was not able to assist this webinar yesterday.
I well received the training materials email you just sent, but I cannot access the webinar video for free while I registered and paid.
It is normal?

Thanks in advance for your answer.
Marie


 

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