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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Legal English workshop, Bialystok, Poland

bialystokThe Białystok Legal English Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Białystok, Poland is organising its second workshop for teachers, translators and interpreters of Legal English: “Share & Gain“, to take place from 8-9 September 2016. The workshops bring together experienced and inexperienced teachers, translators and interpreters of Legal English to share their knowledge, ideas and experience.

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Volunteering – United Nations global study on legal aid

logo_unv_tag_enI have just been made aware of a volunteering opportunity for translators, published by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), UNODC Justice Section.

“The Global Study on Legal Aid aims to gather information on national practices on the access to Legal Aid worldwide. The Study will be conducted by sending out surveys to Member States and individual experts. The task will involve translating the survey introduction and questions from English into various languages.”

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Report – Translation & IP rights

keyboardbulbThe European Commission has recently published a report on Translation and intellectual property rights.

The law firm Bird & Bird LLP was commissioned for the study, which aims to provide an overview of some of the main intellectual property right issues relevant to the domain of translation, including in the field of machine-aided translations.

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