Having heeded the advice of Dr Henry Liu, President of FIT (2014–2017) in the opening ceremony to adopt an open mind and attitude and enjoy a few days of learning and fun, this did indeed pay off – below is a brief snapshot of a remarkable conference. Continue reading “FIT 2017 Congress Highlights”
Literary translation is a unique form of translation, and practitioners need to think creatively as they struggle first to decode the source text, and then to convey it in a style that meets the very demanding standards of a reader of fiction.
In a recent co-translation project of a 21st-century Chinese-language novel featuring almost exclusively ethnic Uyghur characters, the close collaboration of two bilingual translators – native English speaker Bruce Humes and myself, a native Chinese speaker – enabled our rendition to touch upon the essence of Uyghur culture and present it in English through meaningful dialogue. Continue reading “Co-translating a Chinese Novel: An Attempt at Meaningful Cultural Dialogue”
At the 2017 NZSTI National Conference held in Auckland in mid-June, Quintin Ridgeway gave a presentation on the Language Assistance Project. While Quintin is known to us as the National President of our own organisation, he in fact wears a number of hats, and he was asked to give this presentation in his capacity as Manager of the Internal Affairs Translation Service and Co-convener of the Language Sector Reference Group. Continue reading “The Language Assistance Project – what is it, and how might it affect you?”
A 2017 update in medical translation terminology in 4 steps
In March 2017 I attended the eCPD webinar entitled A 2017 update in medical translation terminology in 4 steps, presented by Pablo Mugüerza, an experienced Spanish to English medical translator. The webinar was about 90 minutes long, and was divided into four sections: clinical trial terminology; immunotherapy, genetics and cancer; pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics; and current, relevant infectious diseases. Continue reading “Webinar review:”
SPREADING THE WORD
– TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES & ENRICHING LIVES –
Auckland, New Zealand, 10 to 11 June 2017
Have you heard that the Treaty of Waitangi has been translated into 30 languages? And that all the translations are now available online? Here are the answers to questions you may have about the book and team of translators behind it. Continue reading “The Treaty Times Thirty Book”
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TRANSLATORS IN CHRISTCHURCH
Once again this year, NZSTI Canterbury will be holding regular evening “Translators’ Cafe” get-togethers with a professional development theme.
Continue reading “Christchurch Translators’ Cafe 2017”