Best wishes on International Translation Day 2015!
This year’s theme in the annual event is “The Changing Face of Translation and Interpreting”
As the International Federation of Translators point out:
Graduates today can barely believe what they hear about the working conditions of their predecessors only 30 years ago. Today a wealth of information is at our fingertips. We have a plethora of tools to enable us to translate faster and more consistently. We can consult colleagues all over the world without leaving our desks… But the basics do not change.
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The background of International Translation Day
International Translation Day dates back over 20 years as we noted, way back in 2008, when sharing our first International Translation Day card:
The translation day was established in 1991 by the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (International Federation of Translators). The date of 30 September was chosen as it is the feast day of St. Jerome (347-420 AD), patron saint of translators, interpreters and librarians. The day celebrates and promotes translation as an essential activity in contemporary society – but one which too often remains invisible and ignored. Each year a particular theme, highlighting a different area of translation, is adopted
This year also sees another in a line of conferences – organised by Free Word, English PEN and others – in celebration of the day. Hosted by the British Library, it looks at aspects of the role of translators in education, effective promotion techniques and the continuing professional development for translators. A full programme of this International Translation Day symposium is available online although this popular event may have sold out. Meanwhile Proz have organised a separate online virtual conference for International Translation Day.
Whether in discussion of the theory or engaged in the practice of translation, however you mark the 30th though…
Best wishes from all of us at WorldAccent on International Translation Day 2015!