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PEN Translates Awards Go to Books from 15 Countries

PEN Translates Awards Go to Books from 15 Countries The Bookseller (United Kingdom) (11/09/17) Cowdrey, Katherine Books from 15 countries have received PEN Translates awards in the latest round of translation grants. Ros Schwartz, a notable literary translator and co-chair of the award panel, says that publishers are becoming “increasingly adventurous” in their choices. The… READ MORE »

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Comprehensive Guide to the Translation of Birth & Death Certificates from English to Spanish

Thanks to UMTIA member, Laura Espondaburu, for sharing this excellent resource from Tremédica’s magazine, [email protected]! For those who do translations of birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, etc., this article will give you lots of useful advice! Translating this type of document involves many complexities and intricacies. Governing institutions with power over these documents differ… READ MORE »

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Who is the certification for? (Hint: It’s not who you think!)

Yes, it’s a feather in our caps! Getting that letter saying we passed, congratulations you are now a certified interpreter, is a great feeling of accomplishment. Having those letters after our names, FCCI, CCI, USCCI, or whatever they may be, suddenly can make us walk a little taller and prouder. But, hey, the truth is… READ MORE »

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Happy International Translation Day from UMTIA!

This year, the United Nations celebrates for the first time International Translation Day. The celebration is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security. To read more… READ MORE »

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$600 UMTIA Scholarship Opportunity for Two Students

Dear Members, . UMTIA awards two scholarships each semester to individuals pursuing a post-secondary education degree in translation or interpreting in Minnesota (note that we give preference to students of languages of lesser diffusion). The deadline for fall semester applications is October 15th. . For more information, visit our Scholarship page here. . Any questions can be directed to [email protected] . Thank… READ MORE »

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