3 Steps to Drafting A Translation
Drafting the translation: words to paper
- Get the basics such as page number, formatting, fonts etc. designated and designed so you can simply concentrate on your translating.
- Get ready to be creative and focused. For the first draft, be ready to be a writer more than anything else. Don’t stop. Keep going. When you encounter a hurdle, enter the Chinese, add your questions, comments, and/or alternative translations. Come back to these later though — during the review and editing stages.
- You might as well highlight or compile a list of terms, phrases, or sentences that you know you will want to take a second look, double check, research, and/or add to the glossary and/or index for this sutra. Again, come back to these later though — during the review and editing stages.
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