In 2001, Richard Schneider began his German-language news portal at Alexander von Obert’s website. It has just celebrated its second anniversary, and to mark the occasion there is an interview with Schneider, which has now entered the archives.
At Übersetzer-Portal Info is the page where you can choose between the items – for instance, there is Bruno Aeschbacher’s list of translators’ mailing lists, Lorraine Riach’s list of second-hand books for translators, and Anke Cherrak’s list of Internet dictionaries.
The news portal can be selected there or by its own URL. That shows the latest items and a link to the archives. One item reports the death at 55 of Brigitte Sauzay, who interpreted for four French presidents; another is on the German translator of the Harry Potter novels, Klaus Fritz, actually a translator of non-fiction who got the job because the most likely translators were all busy; an article on Luther, on the occasion of the release of the film; and two articles on attacks on interpreters in Iraq.
At the bottom of the page is the link to the archives. Following this, the interview with Schneider is dated November 3rd. And there are a large number of other interesting entries. As Schneider points out, the links won’t die. He writes up his own articles and would like some volunteers to help him.
One of Schneider’s sources is Google News. Carob (Not a Blog) has a Google newsfeed in the lefthand margin, with searches based on ‘Germany’ and ‘Übersetzer’ (translator). How do you do that, Robin? Just do a search and link the URL? Definitely worth looking at.