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I found this string 档案专业人员 in a Chinese resume. Google translated it as "file professional" but I don't know what the proper word in English for it would be. I'd like to know which are the main duties of a File Professional or File Manager.

What kind of job is it? Is there any alternative translation? Thanks!

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Is that one for 檔案管理人員? – Idear May 13 '14 at 2:41

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档案专业人员 in English is "Archivist".

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+1. In my opinion, "档案专业人员" is a very, very poor translation of archivist. "档案员" is precise, concise and much more preferrable. – user4086 May 13 '14 at 1:47
I don't know who user238264 is, but that person should be banned from this forum. It is extremeley poor netiquette changing someone's rendering, in this case from simplified to traditional. – 倪阔乐 May 23 '14 at 14:00
Second thought, why bother... you can have your Taiwanese forum, what do I care. – 倪阔乐 May 23 '14 at 14:04
While I fully agree that changing the rendering is a faux pas on the level of correcting British to American spelling, from what I can see in the edit history, you didn't enter any Chinese, and the person merely added the Chinese to make the answer a complete one. – March Ho Nov 13 at 1:07

@倪阔乐 was right. Google parses chinese sentences according to phrase frequency. "专业人员" is more frequent than "档案专业", so the whole string was parsed as [档案[专业人员]], which in turn got translated to [File [Professional]]. And that didn't make much sense.

I think the correct parsing should be [[档案专业]人员], since this appeared in a resume. It most likely means that person (人员) graduated from Archival Science (档案专业).

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File(data) organization specialist

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