Crafting a Great Translation Dissertation

Posted by av128 at Mar 11, 2021 12:56 PM |
Naomi Porter, Freelance Translator

Abstract: 

Your dissertation is a chance to demonstrate what you have learnt throughout your MA and is an important and exciting opportunity to show others where your interests and passions lie in the world of translation. Naomi Porter shares her experiences of writing her own MA dissertation, which focused on performable song translation and won the Institute of Translation and Interpreting Award for Best Academic Research in 2020. She will be discussing how she chose her topic and the processes she went through to shape the research into a final dissertation, providing useful insights for current students on how to craft a successful piece of translation research. She will also highlight how her dissertation has been valuable to her beyond the end of her studies.

Biography:

Naomi Porter was employed in the French tourism sector for most of her twenties before moving back to the UK and retraining as a French to English translator. Graduating with an MA in Translation Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2019, she recently won the Institute of Translation and Interpreting Award for Best Academic Research. She currently works in student support for universities across England and has launched her own freelancing business, Plume Languages, specialising in academic and tourism translations. Twitter: @naomi__porter

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