Tuesday, 24 July 2007

opportunity in volunteer translation Spanish-English

Dear all,
A recent call for volunteer translators which may be of interest. (Please note that I am not vouching for the organisation, with which I am not familiar).


Inforpress Centroamericana was set up in 1972 as an independent weekly magazine based in Guatemala City, which aims to provide in-depth coverage and analysis of current affairs in Central America. Our sister publication, Central America Report, features translated articles from Inforpress aimed at foreign readers in Europe and the US. Inforpress Centromericana is a not-for profit organization and we do not receive funding from advertising, government sources or NGOs. Our organization relies solely on subscriptions from readers across the world who value our work as an independent media organization. Central America Report relies on a team of dedicated and enthusiastic voluntary translators in the UK and the US who translate short 740 word articles for us on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

At the moment, we’re looking to recruit new volunteers. This is an unpaid position but you will gain valuable work experience and we will provide job/study references on request that will help you in your future career.

Translating for CAR is also a great opportunity to get your foot through the door if you’re interested in a full-time paid position as a journalist or translations. Vacancies come up on a regular basis and those who have already demonstrated a serious interest and commitment with our organization have a definite advantage.

Skills required:
* You must be a native English speaker with a sound grasp of written Spanish, currently studying for an MA in translation studies or equivalent
* Knowledge of Latin American affairs is a definite advantage
* Abackground in Economics is a definite plus

If you’re interested, please email your CV to louisa_marina_reynolds@yahoo.co.uk stating whether you can translate on a weekly or fortnightly basis and explaining briefly why you’re interested in this position.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Bulletin of International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies

The latest bulletin is now available for download from the Association's website at http://www.iatis.org/content/pubs/bulletin/archive.php. The section on socially committed/volunteer translation opportunities may be of particular interest.

Monday, 2 July 2007

translation jobs listing

Dear all,
Some of you may find the jobs page on the Chartered Institute of Linguists site of interest, if you don't know it already. Go to the main site on http://www.iol.org.uk/ and click on 'job opportunities' in the left-hand menu.

new issue of Transcript

Transcript 26/27
Forbidding / Forbidden Words; Verbotene Worte; Mots défendus / Mots défendant

Transcript is pleased to announce the launch of a special double issue, guest-edited by the Bulgarian-German writer Tzveta Sofronieva, dedicated to the topic of forbidding and forbidden words. This issue not only looks at themes of linguistic memory and taboo – the cultural burden borne by certain words in certain languages – but also investigates the insights into language offered by bi- or multi-lingualism, states of being which increase awareness of what can and cannot be said. Featuring writing by Magda Cârneci, Angie Cruz, Georgi Gospodinov, Michal Hvorecky, Kafka, Odile Kennel, Georg Klein, Jerzy Lucosz, Alek Popov, Jean Portante, Rufo Quintavalle, Emily Raboteau, Sabine Scholl, Tzveta Sofronieva, Yoko Tawada and Ekaterina Yossifova.

Literary translation event in London, 26 July

'Literary translation' event at Waterstone's, Hampstead:

Amanda Hopkinson, Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation, will chair a discussion for the general reader about literary translation, between:

Robert Chandler
Translator of Pushkin, Leskov, Vasily Grossman, Andrey Platonov, and of Sappho and Apollinaire. Special commendation for his translation of Hamid Ismailov’s novel, The Railway (2007 Rossica Translation Prize).


Daniel Hahn
Winner of the Independent Foreign fiction Prize 2007, for his translation of Jose Eduardo Agualusa's The Book of Chameleons.

Tickets £3, available in person or on 7794 1098
68-69 Hampstead High St.
London NW3 1QP

in-house subtitling job

In-house English Subtitler position
19 de Jun, 2007 12:07 pm

A position has become available in our audio visual translation department for a full-time in-house English subtitler/transcriber. Candidates should be native speakers of English with excellent language skills and solid knowledge of one or more second languages. Translation and subtitling experience will be valued. Please send your CV detailing your first language combination, knowledge of subtitling software, translation experience and typing and/or other skills to: d.sanchez@imaginables-inc.com.
NB. Please do not send your CV in response to this advertisement if English is not your mother tongue. Thank you.

The company's website is at: http://www.imaginables-inc.com

job as in-house translator

To whom it may concern:
My name is Suzannah Beech and I am an in-house translator for a small translation company in Grenoble, France. We are currently looking for an in-house translator to replace me as I have to goback to the UK at the end of July. The ideal candidate will be a native English speaker with French and preferably one other language (not necessary but a real advantage). He/she would also be willing to move to France on a permanent basis as we are looking for someone full time permanently. Would you be able to get in touch with any graduates who you think may be interested or put this e-mail up on a notice board?
Thank you very much for your time, I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Regards Suzannah Beech
ACCENT MONDIAL: Le bon ACCENT pour traduire vos projets
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Tel. (0)4 76 43 02 02 -
Fax (0)4 76 43 37 97
Membre de la CNET
Membre de l'European Union of Associations of Translation Companies
Conforme à DIN EN 15038 - Homologation DIN CERTCO n° 7U058

PhD Bursaries in Translation Studies at Aston University

The School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University is offering seven fees-only three-year bursaries to students who already have, or who will have completed at the latest by October 2007, a Masters degree in a relevant subject area. The bursaries will enable students to undertake research in any of the School's areas of academic endeavour: English, French, German, Politics & International Relations, Sociology, Spanish and Translation Studies.
Research areas in Translation Studies: translation and advertising, translation and politics, translation history, translation and ethnography, translation and semiotics, translation and corpora, translator training. We welcome applications for study in any of these fields or on related topics.
The value of the bursary, £3,240, is sufficient to cover Home/EU fees for 2007-8, and will rise annually as the university's fees increase in step with inflation. An overseas student could set the bursary against the normal annual overseas registration fees, which for 2007-8 are £8,980, thereby reducing the fees payable for 2007-8 to £5,740.
If you wish to apply, please complete and submit, as soon as possible, an electronic PhD application form, which can be downloaded from the University's website. This will enable us to check that no necessary details are missing. Your application should also include a CV, as well as a 2,000-3,000 word research proposal and the names of two academic referees. To speed up the process, please ask your referees to send their references immediately by post or by email to Ms Seresht (see below for address).
If you are not a native speaker of English, proof of English language competence will be necessary, usually in the form of a TOEFL or IELTS test score. The minimum test scores are as follows:
TOEFL: 610 (paper-based) or 253 (computer-based) or 101/102 (Internet-based) IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in writing, and 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading)
Applications for the studentship should be sent by email to m.seresht@aston.ac.uk, or by post to Ms Margarita Seresht, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET. Please mark the envelope with the phrase PhD Bursary Application. Applications and references must reach her at the very latest by 31st August 2007. Interviews will be held in early September.