Annual report on EU translation

The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union recently published its “Highlights of the Year” for 2016.

The 40-page report includes key figures about activities – translation, revision, editing, subtitling, and term lists – as well as information about the Centre’s clients, inter-institutional cooperation, external outreach and communication.  Continue reading

Simplification de contrats: que faire avec les définitions?

I am delighted to introduce Stéphanie Roy, a language advisor that I was lucky enough to see presenting live about a month ago (thoroughly recommended). Stéphanie is a lawyer (Avocate de l’année – Leader de demain du Jeune Barreau de Montréal no less!) and the co-founder of En Clair, a Quebec consultancy which works with companies, banks, organizations and law firms on making documents clearer and more effective.

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Videogallery – UN careers in translation, interpreting and more

Multilingual insights into translation, interpreting, and précis-writing careers at different United Nations offices can be found in this videogallery.

Job descriptions for these careers – and more, such as copy preparers, reference assistants and terminologists – can be found under the “Careers” tab, while the tab “eLibrary” contains “Useful links”.

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Guest post – NDA checklist

guest bookThis guest post is the second time (see here for the first) I have had the pleasure of welcoming Danaë Hosek-Ugolini, a legal, business & shipping translator and experienced English solicitor who holds a diploma in legal studies from Oxford University and a Master’s in private law from the equally august University of Paris II. Her language pairs are French & Greek into English and Greek & English into French. Continue reading

Conference – From Babel to Google Translate, Varadero, Cuba

ShapeCollageThe Tenth Cuba-Québec Symposium on Translation, Terminology and Interpretation will be held in Varadero, Cuba from 6 to 8 December 2016, and is organized by the Asociación Cubana de Traductores e Intérpretes (ACTI) and the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ).

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Course on Contract Translation, Trieste, Italy

latestI have just been informed that the Department of Legal, Language, Interpreting and Translation Studies at the University of Trieste in Italy is organising a course for professional translators entitled “Translating contracts from English into Italian” from 27 June to 1 July 2016. The deadline for registration is in 5 days, so hurry, hurry!

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