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Language and Translation
Interpreting (and) translation.
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List for translators to and from the Nordic languages.
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Translation Jobs and Agency Information
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Another list called Payment Practices. Run by translator Ted Wozniak. Information about how to join can be found on the page.
Yahoo list run by Laura Hastings. More information about the list. Lots of activity.
Another Yahoo list, not so much activity.
After 10 years (!) the translator Radek Pletka cancelled his list with translation job ads. Instead he has started a similar mailinglist.
There are a total of 1,353 mailinglists at Yahoo that in one way or another deals with translation issues. You can browse them here. There are also 29 lists about various types of CAT tools.
A free, computer-related newsletter for people in the translation industry maintained by Jost Zetzsche. The Tool Kit comes out every two weeks with practical suggestions.
Information from Lexicool for translators.
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