About the Video

Elements of Style

Translation is writing and writing is all about elements of style. In this webinar, we look at various types of documents and why style matters in each of them. We identify various elements that contribute to style in a given text and discuss considerations when deciding whether to adhere more closely to the source or target language writing style. All examples are in English.

Lisa Carter is a certified Spanish>English translator with nearly twenty years of experience, specializing in literary, legal and commercial banking texts. Besides Elements of Style she has published seven works of fiction and non-fiction and was nominated for the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. You can find Lisa on her professional website at www.intralingo.com, where she blogs about literary translation. You can also follow her on Twitter at @intralingo.


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Lisa Carter


1 hour 11 min.

Who should watch it?

All translators, regardless of their skill level and working to and from any number of languages, who wish to learn more about style in texts, identify its contributing elements and be able to recognise and address challenges in deciding whether to adhere more closely to the source or target language writing style.

What are the benefits to you?

This video will increase your knowledge of writing styles and how to incorporate them into your work.

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  1. Lucy Brooks

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    Content: just right, presented by expert speaker.