Editorial policy and translation

Gisèle Sapiro

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The publication of a text in translation depends on editorial policies, that is, sets of choices and strategies adopted by editorial agents – publishers, journal editors, translators, literary agents (see Agents of translation) – on the basis of objectives and values, which may be cultural, political and/or economic. These policies, which are partly conscious and partly unconscious, can be reconstructed on the basis of archives, interviews and a quantitative analysis of publishers’ lists or of the table of contents of journals, through which the coherence and evolution of these policies can be observed.

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