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Translation Question

So let's say, hypothetically, that Expanded Horizons were to publish English translations of non-English language spec fic, by living authors who agree to this in writing, in a contract.

Let's assume that all the legalities of this are worked out.

(This is hypothetical!)

Is anyone familiar with how we could go about finding reliable translators (for the translation itself or for verifying the translation of someone else), and does anyone know what the going pay rate for such translations would be? I am familiar with using translation services only in contexts of non-fiction, e.g. professional or medical documents. Are fiction rates similar?

Thanks,
Dash

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fantasyecho
Sep. 16th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
I don't know myself, but Jeff Vandermeer and Fabio Fernandes would be able to answer that. Are you familiar with either of them?
spacehawk
Sep. 16th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
I know of the former, but have never talked to either of them. Thanks for the pointers. This is all very preliminary, but I think it would be amazing if we could do it. So often I hear, "There's this great story, but it's not available in English..."

Edited at 2012-09-16 04:06 am (UTC)
julieandrews
Sep. 17th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
Jeff hangs out on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/jeff.vandermeer
julieandrews
Sep. 17th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
If it were me, I'd contact Ann and/or Jeff VanderMeer for advice. They should know how to hook you up.
fabiofernandes
Nov. 4th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
I just came across this post via Google. Please feel free to send me an email if you are still interested in talking about English translations of non-English language spec fic.

Best,
Fabio Fernandes
fabiofernandes
Nov. 4th, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
My email: zeroabsoluto@gmail.com
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