Thursday, September 19, 2013

International Translation Day: let's celebrate!

As many of you know, International Translation Day is celebrated every year on September 30, traditionally St. Jerome's day, who is considered the translator of the Bible and is celebrated as the patron saint of translators. In 1991, FIT (International Federation of Translators) promoted the idea of an officially recognized Translation Day, inviting the whole world to acknowledge and show appreciation for the profession. 

As the date is getting close, I am pleased to share a beautiful project by Belgian translator Emeline Jamoul, who kindly contacted me to ask if I am willing to participate. Of course I am!

To support our profession, raise awareness about its importance, and share the love, Emeline is planning to:
- ask as many translators as possible to write down what translation means to them, and publish all the answers on a dedicated blog on Sept. 30;
- create the hashtag #Translationis which we can use to tweet a sentence beginning with “Translation is...”;
- publish an interview with a translator every day from Sept. 20 to 30.

For more details on the project and to contact Emeline, please click here.

Fellow translators, proudly participate and make it a great day!