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Careers in Translation: A Panel Discussion

Event Type
Professional Development
European Union Center
Dec 8, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm  

Join the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign on Wednesday, December 8 at 12 P.M. CST for a virtual panel showcasing translation-related careers. The panel will feature five translators who work in diverse sub-fields within translation (including literary translation, software and video game localization, and commercial and legal translation) and with a wide range of languages (English, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish). The panelists will give an overview of their sub-fields, share their own educational and professional trajectories, and provide career advice for students interested in exploring translation. There will be an opportunity for Q&A after the panel discussion.

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Chad Eric Bergman, Professor of Theatre and Director of the Center for Scandinavian Studies at North Park University

Languages: English, Swedish

Specialization: Literary translation  

Terry Chrysopoulos, Greek Lead Reviewer for Google and Nike

Languages: English, Greek

Specialization: Software, marketing, telecomms, consumer, and sports

Soraya Cipolla, PhD Student in Italian at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

Specialization: Academic, commercial, and legal translation 

Jared Dye, English Adaptation Specialist at CD Projekt RED

Languages: English, Polish

Specialization: Video game adaptation and localization

Yael Sela, Senior Hebrew Language Manager at Google

Languages: English, Hebrew

Specialization: Localization, machine translation quality assurance, and commercial, literary, and medical translation 

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