A new hopeful horizon for Iranian Translators and Interpreters

Reprinted with gracious permission from Translatio, the newsletter of the International Federation of Translators

Translation in Iran has an old and brilliant history, with a successful relationship with other civilizations and cultures. Many books have been translated by Iranian translators from several languages into Persian and vice versa.

The Translators and Interpreters’ Association of Tehran (TIAT) was founded to support Iranian T&I in several fields, including social security, applied and professional training, translator authentication, translation business expansion, social dignity improvement, and legal support.

In this regard, TIAT has held more than 80 workshops, meetings and seminars in different areas of translation and interpretation, including Translation & Technology workshops focusing on SDL Trados, MemoQ and Xbench, Simultaneous Interpretation, Rules and Laws for T&I focusing on the Berne Convention and contracts, Literary Translation in Eng<>Persian and French<>Persian, and Translation Business Strategies, among others. In addition, TIAT has begun to make the largest parallel corpus in Iran, with more than 180 million words using the most professional team in this field.

TIAT, as Iran’s major translation association, held the first International Translation Day Ceremony in Iran in 2015. The ceremony programme usually includes presenting the most successful literary translators, entrepreneurs, researchers and managers of the Translation industry. Moreover, TIAT has facilitated publishing new books by Iranian translators through a cooperation with publishers.

One of the most important missions of TIAT is to extend and improve translation technologies based on cloud computing, by developing online translation markets, iOS and Android applications, etc. Furthermore, TIAT believes that it is necessary for translators and interpreters to have international connections with their colleagues all over the world, which is possible through FIT membership. We expect to hold international workshops, seminars and congresses next year.
Mohammadreza Arbabi, Chairman of TIAT

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