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Blog de los docentes del grado en Traducción e Interpretación de la Universidad Europea. En él hablaremos de qué significa traducir, de la comunicación intercultural, de cómo se forma un buen intérprete, de tecnologías de la traducción, de las salidas profesionales... En resumen, de cómo convertir tu pasión por las lenguas en tu profesión.
 

Translating for NGO'S by Mark Gordon Oakley

Fernando Contreras Blanco Profesor Universidad Europea Blog Traducción e Interpretación en la Universidad Europea Published 21 July 2016

TRANSLATING FOR NGO’S

Have you always thought you might like to work for a non-governmental organisation (NGO), help people who are worse off than you, do your little bit for humanity, give something back to society in your capacity as one of the lucky few ...? Translators have often asked themselves the same questions and students at UEM have the opportunity to do just that, by translating a few lines for different charity and humanitarian organisations through the “Laboratorio de Tradución Solidaria” (“Charity Translation Lab”).

One of the course translations produced by students on the second-year course, Inverse Translation I (Spanish-English) each year is a translation for an NGO. In 2015 we translated part of a new web page for the Spanish NGO, Coordinadora ONGD-España., which coordinates development aid organisations in Spain. In 2016 we translated a text about the new Refugee Reception Centre in Getafe (Madrid) for CEAR, the Spanish Refugee Aid Commission.

Who says translators are solitary, queer fish who hide themselves away for hours on end in dimly-lit rooms? We can also reach out to others and do our bit for those who are worse off than us by offering an invaluable service that NGO’s can’t afford to pay for! And who knows, one day you might just working for an NGO yourself …

IN MY NEXT BLOG READ ABOUT THE WORKSHOP THAT CARMEN LAS HERAS, HEAD OF TRANSLATION SERVICES AT THE NGO, CEAR, DELIVERED AT UEM DURING COMMUNICATION WEEK IN APRIL …

 

Mark Gordon Oakley, translator and lecturer

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