|You Asked for It!|
|The first issue of the Translation Journal was
greeted enthusiastically by the translator community (see Letters). So here is the second issue; I hope youll like it at
least as much as you did the first one.
You have also sent me many useful suggestions for making the Journal
easier to read, quicker to load, and the information it contains easier to access. Some of these
suggestions cannot be implemented for technical reasons or because they conflict with the main
priorities we set when launching this publication: compatibility with virtually all browsers and
quick loading even with slower Web connections. Other suggestions are incorporated in this
second issue or will be in future issues of the Journal.
One of these suggestions, advanced by Carsten Kuckuk (Germany), concerns the
compromise between the journal metaphor and the new medium with all the possibilities it offers.
We want to offer regular updates of the material (journal issues), keeping at the
same time the information published earlier accessible to our readers. For this purpose,
well provide a link to previous issues on the front page of each issue. Pages containing
information that is updated and supplemented, but not replaced, from one issue to another (such
as Translators Resources, Translators Events, and Call for
Papers), will continue to be accessible directly from the front page of any issue. The update
will, however, be indicated by the color scheme of the page, which will uniquely identify each
I wish to thank all of you who offered encouragement, praise, and suggestions after
reading the first issue of the Translation Journal, but especially those who contributed to
making it a valuable resource by sharing their knowledge with their colleagues or offering to do
so in future issues. Let me repeat what I said before: This Journal does not belong to its
Editor. It belongs to all translators and depends on their knowledge and generosity in sharing it to
survive. Please dont hesitate to contact me if you wish to contribute to the
Journal. Articles, together with a short bio of the author, can be submitted in any major
word-processed format through e-mail. Send along a color photo of yours via regular mail or via
e-mail in TIFF, GIF, Photoshop, or JPEG format. Youll find the Editors contact
information on the Front Page.
With your help, we can make the Journal a regular quarterly publication. Enjoy it, and let
us know how we can make it even better in both form and content.
© Copyright Gabe Bokor 1997
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