You can purchase Translation Matters, my newly released compendium of stories and articles about the world of translation at Amazon in a print edition or as a Kindle ebook and on this website via the payment button below as a PDF file.
This book’s 81
stories, essays, and ramblings, collected over the past 15 years,
describe a world of translation where technology changes rapidly but
where the translator remains the central figure, ever-savvier in using
the tools of the trade and celebrating the diversity and power of
Here is what some prominent translation professionals have to say about the book:
language professionals, sometimes we need tips and tricks, and
sometimes we need a big-picture perspective on why our work is
important in the world. In Translation Matters, Jost Zetzsche gives
plenty of both. Need a tip on how various translation memory programs
integrate machine translation? It's in this book. Wondering what role
translators play in coining new words in specific languages? That's in
this book, too. This compendium of Jost's writings is a great read for
language professionals of all flavors!"
Corinne McKay, Translator, ATA President 2017-2019
St. Jerome were to be
reincarnated in the cyber era, he would
manifest as Jost Zetzsche, a true giant of our profession in every way!
No one else blends traditional craft and strong ethical values - from
the finest Eastern ecstatics to Western wisdom - with cutting edge
technology like him. These once avant-garde articles and essays are now
timeless classics, and this collection will be read by this and many
generations to come!"
Henry Liu, Translator/Interpreter,
President (2014-2017), International Federation of Translators (FIT)
remained constant in Jost Zetzsche’s
writings over the years—and what jumps off the page time
after time in this collection—is not just his love of
language, his dedication to the craft of translation, and his deep
interest in translation tools and technologies, all of which are
perfectly evident in these pages, but his passion for communicating
about those things—with grace and wit and wonder and
understanding—to his fellow translators. Jost reminds us
throughout these essays that the goal of translators and their
technologies is to bring people together, to foster community and to
facilitate greater understanding.”
Jay Marciano, Director, Machine Translation, Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.
when a passion for languages and a geeky
intellect join forces in someone who can express both with an engaging
style that is a joy to read? This book, a collection of essays and
columns drawn from years of contributing to such publications
as the ATA Chronicle, the Translation Journal and the Tool Box Journal.
It is a source of information and inspiration for all who are involved
in the art of language and the business of translation. Read each
chapter and absorb it, or read the whole book straight through. Either
way, you will be glad you did!”
Donna Parrish, Publisher, MultiLingual
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