[Translators-l] [Web community] Invitation to join Wiki-translation

Desilets, Alain Alain.Desilets at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Mon Nov 5 17:45:23 UTC 2007

Thank you Aphaia...
Just a minor correction:
> Before his own words, let me introduce Alain (some of you may know him 
> as a professional  translator or WikiSym organizer).
> He is a Canadian translator and gave a talk at the last Wikimania, 
> where we met in my Birds of Feather about translation on and around 
> wiki.
I'm actually NOT a translator. I do know a lot about how 
translators work and think because as part of my research, I 
will frequently do contextual interviews with translators 
(i.e. sit beside them while they do their regular work, and 
ask them lots of annoying questions about what they are doing 
and why).
I will take the fact that I was confused for an actual 
professional translator as a compliment and as an indication 
that I did my homework well ;-).
Alain Désilets, National Research Council of Canada Chair, 
WikiSym 2007

2007 International Symposium on Wikis
Wikis at Work in the World:
Open, Organic, Participatory Media for the 21st Century 


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