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International Translation Associations

International Associations


FIT (International Federation of Translators)


Website:http://www.fit-ift.org/en/home.php

Contact: Tel: +41 61 225 42 10, Fax: +41 61 225 44 10, Contact form: http://www.fit-ift.org/en/write.php

The association has its seat in Switzerland and is a worldwide organisation, composed of the national translation organisations from over 60 countries. It represents over 100,000 translators.


EST (European Society for Translation Studies)


Website:http://www.est-translationstudies.org/index.html

Contact form:http://www.est-translationstudies.org/contact.htm

The association of translation and interpreting scholars was founded in Vienna in 1992 and has members in more than 40 countries. It is a network for research, a forum for exchange, and a centre for research resources.


TREMĖDICA (International Association of Translators and Editors of Medicine and Allied Sciences)


Website:http://www.tremedica.org/index.html

Contact:secretaria@tremedica.org

The association has its seat in New York (USA) and Spain. The website is in Spanish.


TSF (Translators Without Borders)


Website:http://www.tsf-twb.org/index-en.shtml

Contact form: http://www.tsf-twb.org/index-en.shtml

The non-profit association provides free translation services for humanitarian agencies.


ESIST (European Association for Studies in Screen Translation)


Website:http://www.esist.org/

Contact:jan.pedersen@english.su.se

The association of higher education teachers, practitioners, academics and students in the field of audiovisual translation was set up in Cardiff to facilitate the exchange of information and to promote professional standards in the training and practice of screen translation. No address or other contact details given.


AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters)


Website:http://www.aiic.net/

Contact:Tel: +41 22 908 15 40, Fax: +41 22 732 41 51, info@aiic.net

For 50 years, the association has represented over 2,900 interpreters worldwide. It has its seat in Switzerland and focuses on conference interpreting.


AITC (International Association of Conference Translators)


Website:http://www.aitc.ch/

Contact:Tel: +41 22 791 06 66, Fax: +41 22 788 56 44, Contact form: http://www.aitc.ch/modules.php?name=Feedback

The association defends the interests of their members who can use various instruments for their profession. It has its seat in Switzerland and focuses on conference translators.


CIUTI (International Permanent Conference of University Institutes of Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~isuew/ciuti/

Contact:Contact form: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~isuew/ciuti/de/frame_de.html

For 40 years, the association wants to ameliorate the development of research in translation and interpretation and to the continued development of the training of professional translators and interpreters. It was founded by the universities of Heidelberg (Germany), Sorbonne in Paris (France) and Geneva (Switzerland).


CEATL (European Council of Associations of Literary Translators)


Website:http://www.ceatl.eu/

Contact:Only postal address: CEATL, Maison du livre/VAV, Te Boelaerlei 37, 2140 Borgerhout, Belgium

The association focuses on the support of literary translation and literary translators. It underlies Belgian law and consists of European translation associations.


avtranslators.org (Audio-visual translators)


Website:http://www.navio.no/avt/

Contact:Tel: +45 33 31 73 28/ +45 51 94 73 28, bestyrelsen@fbo-dj.dk

The association focuses on the field of audio-visual translation and information on agreements, contracts, working conditions and prices. It has its seat in Denmark.

Arabic Associations


ATN-APTS (Arab Translators Network-Arab Professional Translators Society)


Website:http://www.arabtranslators.org/index.asp

Contact:nchaiban@arabtranslators.org (Nabil Chaiban, President) or contact form: http://www.arabtranslators.org/absolutefp/contact.asp

The non-profit association is based in Beirut, Lebanon and facilitates interaction between Arab freelance translators, translation agencies and their clients.


WATA (World Association of Arab Translators & Linguists)


Website:http://www.wata.cc/

The association offers many possibilities for its members.

Argentina


AATI (Argentine Association of Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://www.aati.org.ar/ingles/home_ingles.htm

Contact:Contact form: http://www.aati.org.ar/ingles/home_ingles.htm

The association was founded in 1982, it represents and protects the interests of literary and technical-scientific translators and interpreters.


ADICA (Argentine Association of Conference Interpreters)


Website:http://www.adica.org.ar/adicaingles/adicaingles.html

Contact:info@adica.org.ar

The association was founded in 1979 and represents simultaneous and consecutive professional interpreters in Argentina to extend the improvement and meaning of their activities and to benefit from an association which defends its members' interests and underscores the profession's prestige.

Australia


AUSIT (Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators)


Website:http://www.ausit.org/eng/showpage.php3?id=646

Contact:Tel: +61398954495 , admin@ausit.org

It is a professional association for translators and interpreters.


NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://www.naati.com.au/index.asp

Contact:Tel: +61 2 6260 3035, Fax: +61 2 6260 3036, info@naati.com.au

The association is the national standards and accreditation body for translators and interpreters. It is the only agency that issues accreditations for practitioners who wish to work in this profession in Australia.

Austria


UNIVERSITAS (Austria Interpreters' and Translators' Association)


Website:http://www.universitas.org/en/home/

Contact:Tel: +43-1-368 60 60, Fax: +43-1-368 60 60, info@universitas.org

The association serves language professionals and their clients in all fields of translational activity.

Belgium


CBTIP (Belgian Chamber of Translators, Interpreters and Philologists)


Website:http://www.translators.be/index.php?option=com_content&;task=view&id=63&Itemid=178&lang=en

Contact:Tel/Fax: 0032-(0)2-513 09 15, secretariat@cbtip-bkvtf.org

It is a non-profit organisation founded in 1955 which represents translators, interpreters, and philologists.

Brazil


ABRATES (Associação Brasileira de Tradutores)


Website:http://www.abrates.com.br/site/

Contact:Tel: +55 (21) 2522-1083, Contact form: http://www.abrates.com.br/site/

The website is in Portuguese.

Canada


CATS (Canadian Association for Translation Studies)


Website:http://www.uottawa.ca/associations/act-cats/English/Home.htm

Contact:l.leslie@rogers.com (webmaster)

The association was founded 1987 and it wants to promote research in the fields of translation, writing, terminology, and interpretation. No address or other contact details given.


LTAC (Literary Translators' Association of Canada)


Website:http://attlc-ltac.org/node

Contact:Tel: +1 514-848-2424, ext. 8702, info@attlc-ltac.org

The association was founded in 1975 and focuses on professional literary translators working in over 30 languages.

Chile


COTICH (Chilean Association of Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://www.cotich.cl/index.php?pagina=vercontenido&;id_menu=5&lng=en

Contact:Tel: +56-2-2325523 , Contact form: http://www.cotich.cl/index.php?pagina=vercontenido&;id_menu=8&lng=en

The association is a non-governmental organisation and it was founded in 1991 to protect the interests and regulate the practice of the translating profession.

China


TAC (Translators Association of China)


Website:http://www.tac-online.org.cn/en/

Contact:Tel: +86 10 6832 9761/+86 10 6899 5897, Fax: +86 10 6899 0247, tac_china@yahoo.com.cn

The association was founded in 1982 and it is the only national association in the field of translation in China. It functions both as an academic society and a trade association.


HKTS (Hong Kong Translation Society)


Website:http://www.hkts.org.hk/index.html

Contact:enquiries@hkts.org.hk

For 40 years, the non-profit association wants to enhance the standard and professionalism of translation and interpreting in Hong Kong.

Colombia


ACTI (Asociación Colombiana de Traductores e Intérpretes)


Website:http://www.traductorescolombia.com/index.html

Contact:Tel: (57-1) 704 17 17 / 669 81 13, contacto@alasasesorialinguistica.com

The website is in Spanish. ACTI is an organisation which represents the professional interests of its members.

Croatia


HDZTP (Croatian Association of Scientific and Technical Translators)


Website:http://www.drustvoprevoditelja.htnet.hr/index_engl.html

Contact:Tel: 00385 01 4922 730/ 00385 01 4810 397, Fax: 00385 01 4817 658, prevoditeljski-centar@zg.t-com.hr

The association was founded in 1957 and it provides professional translators and interpreters to Croatian enterprises and institutions. The non-profit organisation has more than 300 members; most of them are closely cooperating with the Croatian Translation Agency which derived from the association.

Czech Republic


JTP (Union of Interpreters and Translators)


Website:http://www.jtpunion.org/spip/

Contact:Tel/Fax: +420 224 142 312, Tel: +420 224 142 517, JTP@JTPunion.org

The website is in Czech. JTP is a non-profit organisation of professional interpreters and translators and it was founded in 1990 to defend the professional, labour, legal and social interests of its regular members, assist them to further education, promote the labour market, and informing them about job opportunities.

Denmark


DT (Dansk Translatørforbund/Danish Association of State-authorised Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://www.dtfb.dk/

Contact:Tel: +45 3391 6230, Fax: +45 3391 6231, dt@dtfb.dk

The association has only professional translators and interpreters as members.

Egypt


EGYTA (Egyptian Translators Association)


Website:http://www.egyta.com/

Contact:Tel: +2- 02-26-74-26-27/ +2- 02-26-74-26-28, Contact form: http://www.egyta.com/feedback.htm

The association offers many possibilities for its members.

Finland


SKTL (Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://www.sktl.fi/in-english/

Contact:Tel: +358 (09) 445 927, SKTL@sktl.fi

The association is a non-profit organisation and was founded in 1955. It wants to foster professionalism and quality in translation and interpreting. The members are professional literary, document and audiovisual translators as well as court, conference and community interpreters, and researchers.

France


SFT (La Société française des Traducteurs/The French Association of Translators)


Website:http://www.sft.fr/fo/public/menu/gestion_front/index&;id=484

Contact:Tel: +33 (0)3 29 46 46 34 (French only), secretariat@sft.fr

The association was founded in 1947 to defend the interests of translators and the translation profession. It counts more than 1,300 members, making it the largest professional translators union in France.


ATLF (Association des traducteurs littéraires de France/The French Literary Translators' Association)


Website:http://www.atlf.org/

Contact:Tel: +33 (0)1 45 49 26 44, Choose which person you would like to contact: http://www.atlf.org/spip.php?page=contact

The website is in French. The association was founded in 1973 and defends the rights of literary translators.

Germany


BDÜ (Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e.V./Federal Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators)


Website:http://www.bdue.de/

Contact:Tel: +49 (0)30 88712830, Fax: +49 (0)30 88712840, info@bdue.de

For 50 years, the association represents more than 7,000 translators to defend their rights.


ATICOM (Fachverband der Berufsübersetzer und Berufsdolmetscher e.V.)


Website:http://www.aticom.de/a-start.htm

Contact:Tel: +49 (0) 2324 593599, Fax: +49 (0) 2324 681003, Geschaeftsstelle@aticom.de

The association represents professional translators and interpreters.

Greece


PEM (Panhellenic Association of Translators)


Website:http://www.pem.gr/en/

Contact:Tel: +30 2310 266 308, Fax: +30 2310 266 018, info@pem.gr

The association was founded in 1963 and is the oldest one in Greece.

Hungary


MFTE (Association of Hungarian Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://www.mfte.hu/docs/1/Bemutatkoz%C3%A1s/

Contact:info@mfte.hu

The website is in Hungarian. The members are translators, revisers, simultaneous and consecutive translators who should provide the highest quality possible for the association's clients.

Iceland


THOT (Icelandic Association of Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://www.thot.is/default2.asp?strAction=getPublication&;intPublId=71

Contact:thot@thot.is

The association was founded in 2004 and its professional translators and interpreters work for their interests.

India


ITAINDIA (Indian Translators Association)


Website:http//www.itaindia.org/home.php

Contact:Tel: +91(011) 26291676, Fax: +91(011) 41675530, info@itaindia.org

The association is a non-profit organisation and represents more than 100 translators and interpreters.

Indonesia


HPI (Association of Indonesian Translators)


Website:http://www.hpi.or.id/

Contact:Tel: +62-21-7161 7397, Fax: +62-21-765 4603, sekretariat@hpi.or.id

The association was founded in 1974 and it wants to improve the quality of translators and interpreters.

Iran


ITIA (Association of Iranian Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://itia.ir/

Contact:info@itia.ir

The website is in Farsi. The association was founded less than 10 years ago.

Ireland


ITIA (Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association)<

Website:http://www.translatorsassociation.ie/

Contact:Tel: 00353 87 673 8386, Contact form: http://www.translatorsassociation.ie/component/option,com_contact/task,view/contact_id,1/Itemid,11/

The association for translators was founded in 1986 and became the Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association in 2002. It is the only professional association in Ireland representing the interests of practising translators and interpreters.

Israel


ITA (Israel Translation Association


Website:http://www.ita.org.il/index.php?cnt=about_us

Contact:Contact form: http://www.ita.org.il/index.php?page=contact

The association wants to represent its professional members (translators, interpreters, and editors) in Israel.

Italy


AITI (Italian Association of Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://www.aiti.org/index.html

Contact:Tel: +39 340 697 90 89, Fax: +39 06 233 295 502, presidenza@aiti.org (Sandra Bertolini, President)

The non-profit association of professional translators and interpreters was founded in 1950 and members have to prove that they are qualified.

ANITI (Italian National Association of Translators and Interpreters)

Website:http://www.aniti.it/

Contact:Tel: +39 (0)22870336, Fax: +39 (0)2700511902, info@aniti.it

The website is in Italian (English disabled). The non-profit association was founded in 1956 as SNIT (National Union of Italian Translators Interpreters) and represents professional translators and interpreters.

Japan


JAT (Japan Association of Translators)


Website:http://jat.org/

Contact:askjat@jat.org

The association was founded in 1985 and represents more than 400 translators.

Mexico


OMT (Organización Mexicana de Traductores)


Website:http://www.omt.org.mx/

Contact:Tel: +52 33-3124-0236, Fax: +52 33-3124-0237, asistente@omt.org.mx (Lynda Parra Vargas, Administrator)

The website is in Spanish. The association was founded in 1992 to support the profession of translators and interpreters.

Netherlands


NGTV (Dutch Society of Interpreters and Translators)


Website:http://www.ngtv.nl/

Contact:Tel: +31 (0) 71 519 10 70, Fax: +31 (0) 71 517 58 35, ngtv@ngtv.nl

The website is in Dutch. The association presents more than 1,500 professional translators and interpreters.

New Zealand


NZSTI (New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters)


Website:http://www.nzsti.org/

Contact:info@nzsti.org

The association represents national translators and interpreters, provides a networking forum for its members, and represents its members' interests.

Norway


NFF (Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association)


Website:http://www.nffo.no/

Contact:Tel: +47 22 12 11 40, Fax: +47 22 12 11 50, post@nffo.no

The association is an organisation for writers and translators of all kinds of non-fiction literature. Membership is open to writers and translators who have published at least 100 pages of non-fiction. It protects the professional and economic interests of authors and translators by negotiating contracts and agreements.

Poland


STP (Association of Polish Translators)


Website:http://www.stp.org.pl/

Contact:Tel: +48 22 621 56 78, Fax: +48 22 825 09 04, stp@stp.org.pl

The association was founded in 1981 and it wants to represent the interests of translators in the field of protection of their rights, professional, moral and material.

Portugal


APT (Associação Portuguesa de Tradutores/Association of Portuguese Translators)


Website:http://www.apt.pt/

Contact:Tel: +351 964589322 (19h-21h), apttradutores@gmail.com

The association is a non-profit making organisation which was founded in 1988. It wants to protect the rights and interests of translators.

Russia


UTR (Union of Translators of Russia)


Website:http://www.translators-union.ru/

Contact:Tel/Fax: +7 (499) 269-06-46, gurutrus@yandex.ru

The association is a public organisation which unites practitioners and theorists of translation of all genres. It wants to ensure the integration and development of the translation community in Russia as well as the protection of creative and professional rights and interests of translators and others.

Slovakia


SSPOL (Slovak Society of Translators of Scientific and Technical Literature)


Website:http://www.sspol.sk/

Contact:Tel: +421 2 54431294, Fax: +421 2 54431294, info@sspol.sk

The association is a non-profit professional organisation for translators of technical, scientific, and specialised literature whose source or target language is Slovak, or any of the languages of the ethnic minorities living within the Slovak Republic. It was founded in 1990 and has more than 320 translators and interpreters.

Slovenia


DZTPS (Association of Scientific and Technical Translators of Slovenia)


Website:http://www.dztps.si/eng/index.html

Contact:Tel: +386 1 2317 862 (Secretary), Fax: +386 1 2320 131, info@dztps.si

The association is a professional union of translators who work either as freelancers or are employed by different companies or translation agencies.

South Africa


SATI (South African Translators' Institute)


Website:http://translators.org.za/sati_cms/index.php?frontend_action=display_text_content&;content_id=1

Contact:Tel: +27 11 803 2681, Fax: +27 11 803 2681, office@translators.org.za

The association was made for language practice professionals in South Africa. Translators, interpreters, editors, proofreaders, text reviewers, terminologists, copywriters and anyone else involved in the language practice industry can become a member.

South Korea


KST (Korean Society of Translators)


Website:http://www.kstinc.or.kr/

Contact:Tel: +82 02-725-0506-8, Fax: +82 02-725-1266, info@kstinc.or.kr

The website is in Korean. The association is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 1971.

Spain


ASETRAD (Asociación Española de Traductores, Correctores e Intérpretes)


Website:http://www.asetrad.org/

Contact:Tel: +34 915 438 891, asetrad@asetrad.org

The association was founded in 2003 and it wants to establish a professional community in the Spanish language services sector.


ACETT (Sección Autónoma de Traductores de Libros de la Asociación Colegial de Escritores de España)


Website:http://www.acett.org/

Contact:Tel: +34 914 467 047, Fax: +34 914 462 961, lamorada@acett.org

The website is in Spanish. The association was founded in 1983 and it wants to defend the rights of its members.

Sweden


SFÖ (Swedish Association of Professional Translators)


Website:http://www.sfoe.se/

Contact:Tel: +46 (0)431-755 00, Fax: +46 (0)431-769 90, info@sfoe.se

The association is Sweden's largest organisation for technical and specialised translators and translation companies. It was founded in 1990 and has more than 1,000 individual members and 30 corporate members.

Switzerland


ASTTI (Association suisse des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes)


Website:http://www.astti.ch/

Contact:Tel: +41 (0)31 313 88 10, Fax: +41 (0)31 313 88 99, Contact form: http://www.astti.ch/fr/contact

The website can be in French, German or Italian. The association was founded in 1966 and defends the rights of its members.

Taiwan


TAAT (Translation and Attestation Association of Taipei)


Website:http://www.taat.org.tw/english-profile.htm

Contact:Tel: +886-2-2370-9786, Fax: +886-2-2388-8310, taat@taat.org.tw

The association was founded in 1989 and wants to serve as an intermediary between its members and the government.

Turkey


Çeviri Dernegi (Association of Translation)


Website:http://www.ceviridernegi.org/

Contact:Tel: +90 (0)212 / 2120240, Fax: +90 (0)212 / 2110815, posta@ceviridernegi.org

The association was founded in 1998 and it is still under development.

Ukraine


UTA (Ukrainian Translators Association)


Website:http://www.uta.org.ua/en

Contact:Tel: (38044) 484-61-61, Fax: (38044) 484-61-61, info@uta.org.ua

The association was founded in 1999 and wants to defend the rights of translators and interpreters.

United Kingdom


TA (Translators Association)


Website:http://www.societyofauthors.org/translators-association

Contact:Tel: +44 (0)20 7373 6642, Fax: +44 (0)20 7373 5768, Contact form: http://www.societyofauthors.org/contact-us

Founded in 1958, the association is a specialist group within the Society of Authors. It represents literary translators.


APCI (Association of Police and Court Interpreters)

Website:http://www.apciinterpreters.org.uk/

Contact:Tel: +44 (0)7703 358 505, secretary@apciinterpreters.org.uk

The association was founded in 1974 and it is a professional association of freelance interpreters who work within the Criminal Justice System.


ITI (Institute of Translation & Interpreting)

Website:http://www.iti.org.uk/indexMain.html

Contact:Tel: +44 (0)1908 325250, Fax: +44 (0)1908 325259, info@iti.org.uk

The association was founded in 1986 and serves as a meeting place for members and customers.

United States


ATA (American Translators Association)


Website:http://www.atanet.org/

Contact:Tel: +1-703- 683-6100, Fax: +1-703-683-6122, ata@atanet.org

The association was founded in 1959 and it is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the U.S. with over 11,000 members. It wants to foster and support the professional development of translators and interpreters and promote the translation and interpreting professions.


ALTA (American Literary Translators Association)

Website:http://www.utdallas.edu/alta/

Contact:Tel: +1 (972) 883-2092, Fax: +1 (972) 883-6303, maria.suarez@utdallas.edu (Maria Suarez, Contact Person)

The association was founded in 1978 at The University of Texas at Dallas and represents literary translators.


NAJIT (National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators)

Website:http://www.najit.org/

Contact:Tel: +1 202-293-0342, Contact form: http://www.najit.org/contact/contact.php

The non-profit professional association was founded in 1978, and it is dedicated to the mission of promoting quality services in the field of court and legal interpreting and translating.


TTIG (The Translators and Interpreters Guild)

Website:http://www.unionlanguages.org/

Contact:Tel: +1 202.684.3324, unionlanguages@aol.com

The association was founded in 1991 and its members want to want to have more direct control over the conditions of their working lives. The help in various fields: assistance in finding work, lobbying for favourable legislation, helping beginners get into the field, and improving pay, benefits and working conditions.


NYCT (New York Circle of Translators)

Website:http://www.nyctranslators.org/index.shtml

Contact:Tel: +1 10163-4051, Contact form: http://www.nyctranslators.org/contact-nyct.shtml

The association is a non-profit organisation of translation and interpretation professionals and it was founded in 1979.


MITA (Metroplex Interpreters & Translators Association)

Website:http://www.dfw-mita.com/

Contact:Tel: +1 972-325-2402, info@dfw-mita.com

The professional association serves Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Metroplex and offers a database of professional interpreters and translators handling verbal and written communications in many languages. Language service professionals specialize in myriad of areas, offering quality linguistic solutions for a variety of fields.


IMIA (International Medical Interpreters Association)

Website:http://www.imiaweb.org/about/default.asp

Contact:Tel: +1 617-636-1798, Fax: 1-866-406-IMIA (4642), info@imiaweb.org

The association is a US-based international organisation committed to the advancement of professional medical interpreters as the best practice to equitable language access to health care for linguistically diverse patients. It was founded in 1986 and has more than 2,000 members.

Uruguay


CTPU (Colegio de Traductores Públicos del Uruguay)


Website:http://www.colegiotraductores.org.uy/

Contact:Tel: +598 2903 3130, Fax: +598 2903 3130, coltrad@adinet.com

The association is a professional non-profit organisation which was founded in 1950. They want to promote ongoing training of its partners.