Re: RE:JTP benefits
>The idea of JTP trying to restrict its membership is not correct. And ifsomeone tries to show his maturity (disregarding whether he/she is a JTP
member or not) it only shows his/her weakness in some respect. The best way
how to help me in my efforts is to continue with you criticism followed by
some sort of a proposal, if you wish to do so.
Thanks for your clarification and your other thoughts. Well, I believe I
have already summed
up my criticism of JTP overall presentation and promotion:).
In my experience, younger translators in this country tend to see the more
mature (i.e. older
and/or more experienced) translators as rather cliquish and unavailable and
seems to have a lot of such mature members and the fee is out of the reach
of many, they
equate the two. Perhaps this perception is unjustified. Perhaps it comes of
other areas of life, such as education, where a certain amount of
cliquishness and self-
serving within certain well-established circles is also perceived - as I
have found in my nine
years' teaching experience here.
Personally, I am not interested in "you scratch my back I scratch your back"
amongst well-established translators alone. I really don't think they should
What I am much more interested in is means of exchanging information,
facilities which encompass those who are getting into the profession and/or
who still have a
long way to go, without making them pay an arm and a leg for it. Myself, I
arrangements between more and less experienced translators but perhaps
others have other
views. In any case I think the opportunities that the internet provides
should be seized with
both hands and - lest I come over as some dangerous altruist:), please note
shameless self-promotion combined with my efforts in this regard on my
A lot of it is rather do-it-yourself and unacademic in tone and content, but
one list-member did describe it as a gold-mine. Honest:)
If I have sounded overcritical, please feel free to be overcritical with my
As for specific proposals for you in person, Otto - no, I don't have any,
though I would repeat
my willingness to assist in any way I can at any time.