How to subtitle Engliish subtitles by non-natice speakers?
Thread poster: marijaflora

marijaflora
Australia
Local time: 04:10
Member (2020)
Bosnian to English
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Dec 10, 2020

I am quite new to subtitle work, and I am wondering if anyone would be willing to provide some guidance on how to subtitle presentations in English by non-English native speakers?

For example, if a sentence was narrated as, "In Canada, males and females were put together"
(referring to survey results that men and women were tallied up together as one group)

should the sentence be transcribed as it is into the subtitle file, or should the wording be slightly edited
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I am quite new to subtitle work, and I am wondering if anyone would be willing to provide some guidance on how to subtitle presentations in English by non-English native speakers?

For example, if a sentence was narrated as, "In Canada, males and females were put together"
(referring to survey results that men and women were tallied up together as one group)

should the sentence be transcribed as it is into the subtitle file, or should the wording be slightly edited to fall more in line with native English speaker standards such as change it to "In Canada, males and female results were calculated together"?

Is there any best practice rules for this, or does it all depend on what they client themselves wants?

Also, what should be done in the case where there are many such examples in the narrators English speech?

And if a presenter swears quite graphically in their presentation, this should be included word for word also?

Thank you

[Edited at 2020-12-10 17:17 GMT]
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Elena Feriani
Italy
Local time: 20:10
Member
French to Italian
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It depends on the client Dec 11, 2020

Hi Marija,
My experience is that it depends on the client. You need to ask these questions to every client, if they don't provide any guidelines.


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marijaflora
Australia
Local time: 04:10
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Bosnian to English
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Thank you Dec 12, 2020

Thank you Elena.

 


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