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    The article presents various issues connected with cooperation between literary translators and their editors in the process of publication of translations of literary works within the frame of reference of Polish publishing market of the recent decades. The author proposes a list of qualities which should be expected from a good editor of literary translations. The issue of training editors specializing in working with translators is discussed as well, although the author stresses the importance of practice over theoretical education, available on a rather limited scale in Poland. Further part of the article warns against possible dangers resulting from editors’ lack of competence. The importance of “peer edition” is also stressed as an important stage in the process of translation.

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    Title : The Art of Translation and the Art of Editing
    Author(s) : Krzysztof Fordoński
    Abstract : The article presents various issues connected with cooperation between literary translators and their editors in the process of publication of translations of literary works within the frame of reference of Polish publishing market of the recent decades. The author proposes a list of qualities which should be expected from a good editor of literary translations. The issue of training editors specializing in working with translators is discussed as well, although the author stresses the importance of practice over theoretical education, available on a rather limited scale in Poland. Further part of the article warns against possible dangers resulting from editors’ lack of competence. The importance of “peer edition” is also stressed as an important stage in the process of translation.
    Keywords : translation literary edition

    Subject : Edition of Literary Translations
    Area : Literature
    Language : English
    Year : 2014

    Affiliations University of Warsaw
    Journal : Komunikacja Specjalistyczna
    Volume : 7
    City : Warsaw
    Pages : 167-173

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    • Piotr Wilczek, Professor, University of Warsaw.
    • Tomasz Sikora, Assistant Professor, English Department, Pedagogical University of Cracow.
    • Piotr Urbański, Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University.
    • Łukasz Karpiński, Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw.
    • Łukasz Berger, Student, Ph.D. Level, Department of Classical Philology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań.
    • Paweł K. Jędrzejko, Associate Professor, Department of American and Canadian Studies of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.

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