How translators can increase their subject matter expertise with free online courses

Have you seen the wide range of free online courses (Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs) available these days? If not, you’re in for a treat.

While a high level of expertise in our source and target languages is crucial for us as translators, we also need a strong understanding of our subject matter. There are many ways that we can develop this – including formal training, work experience, trade events and reading. Now that universities around the world are offering free courses online, MOOCs have given us another attractive way to increase our subject-matter expertise. Of course, no one can become an expert overnight, but we can use…

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Posted on June 8, 2014 in Field of translation

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