Presentations & PublicationsGetting from Tier Two to Tier One in Japanese to English Translation
Advice not useful to any but a tiny group of translators
by William Lise
(June 30, 2019; restored from the founder's personal website on October 14, 2023 ahead of the trashing of that domain and website.)
I had previously uploaded my 2019 presentation at IJET-30 in Cairns, the last IJET Conference before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
Hindsight is 20-20. The adoption of the MTPE business model by the larger agencies that control almost all the JA-EN work will mean serious trouble for agency-dependent freelancers. As of this writing, the author personally knows of colleagues who have left, not able to make a living from post-editing work. Although not a large portion of JA-EN translators will be able to migrate to tier one, the need to survive the shift to post-editing increases the relevance of my IJET-30 presentation.
This presentation was migrated to Lise's personal website sometime back, but with that website set for deletion, it has been put back here for the probably small number of translators who can make use of the suggestions made.