Volume 7, No. 2 
April 2003






From the Editor
War and Peace

Index 1997-2003

  Translator Profiles
The Accidental Translator: or How I Came to Enjoy the Task That I Hated To Do the First Time I Did It
by Shuckran Kamal

  The Profession
The Bottom Line
by Fire Ant & Worker Bee
Test Translations—an Update
by Andrei Gerasimov, Ph.D.
The Nine Markets
by Danilo Nogueira

Translators Around the World
An Overview of Translation in China: Practice and Theory
Weihe Zhong

  Advertising Translation
Die interkulturelle Dimension von Werbeanzeigen—eine übersetzungsrelevante kontrastive Textanalyse
by Antonia Montes Fernández

  Translation Theory
The Invisible in Translation: The Role of Text Structure
by Abdolmehdi Riazi, Ph.D.

El italiano coloquial y su traducción al español: el léxico de Mai sentita così bene
Jorge Leiva Rojo

  Caught in the Web
Web Surfing for Fun and Profit
by Cathy Flick, Ph.D.
Translators’ On-Line Resources
by Gabe Bokor

  Translators’ Tools
Translators’ Emporium

Letters to the Editor

Translators’ Events

Call for Papers and Editorial Policies
Translation Journal

Letters to the Editor

My Japanese partner, Tom Toeda and I have just begun J→E and E→J translation as a separate business, transferring our skills from artist management of Japanese alternative music artists (because the music business is in such dire straits). We translated entertainment business contracts, correspondence and marketing translation for the past 10 years, but, that was only for in-house projects. We just joined JAT, and will go to our first meeting on Saturday. It's funny, although we're middle-aged, starting over feels fresh (and scary!).

I've been looking for sources of information and inspiration in this new approach to the field, and I must say that Mr. Vitek's essay, "It's a Small World," was a wonderful, honest, and heart-warming way to start 2003. And, in fact, I very much appreciate the Translation Journal and the hard work you and the writers put into it.

Terri MacMillan
Tokyo, Japan


1I thoroughly enjoyed reading Per Dohler's Profile. It made me feel like "I'm not the only one..." His sense of humor and wealth of experience was conveyed very well.

Gail Tanaka
Oakdale, MN, USA