ATII Bulletin

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June 2013
  • NHS use dial-up translator company who earned £12 million last year from UK operations
  • Exaro: Capita contract for court interpreters veers towards ‘collapse’
  • Interpreter’s ‘low pay’ halts a trial
  • CEATL Report 2013
  • Maternal Deaths Enquiry
  • Language linked to deaths at childbirth
  • Book review: Overture to the Opera: Italian Pastoral Drama in the Renaissance – Poliziano’s Orfeo and Tasso’s Aminta with Facing English Verse Translation
April 2013
  • The Courts Service Interpreting Tender
  • A translators life: Chasing black cats in a black room in pursuit of the art of losses
  • Interpreters Accomplishments Fail to Translate Into Visas
  • Conference report: First APCI International Conference
  • 5 Red flags the Freelance Translator Cannot Ignore
  • Book review: Scientific and Technical Translation Explained: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Beginners by Jody Byrne
February 2013
  • Courtroom savings hard to interpret
  • Internet for business
  • The vicarious trauma for the professional interpreter
  • New English-Irish dictionary on line – Foclóir Nua Béarla- Gaeilge
  • Australians raise the bar for interpreters and translators
  • Book review: Handbook of Translation Studies Vol. 1, ed. Yves Gambier and Luc van Doorslaer
December 2012
  • UK PAC Press Notice re MoJ Interpreting services
  • Interpreting politicians: The work of parliamentary polyglots – Esther Webber
  • Copenhagen police admit using Google translation in terror investigation was mistake – Christian Wenande
  • Conference Report on Lucentino Symposium – Miren Maialen Samper
  • The cultural dimension in games localisation – Silvia Ferrero
November 2012
  • £5m spent on translation and interpreting in Northern Ireland health services – Evening Herald
  • Boss of Applied Language Solutions blames interpreters for failures – Manchester Evening News
  • Italian interpreting cutbacks: skimping or saving? – Mary Fons I Fleming
  • Report on TRAFUT Workshop, Antwerp – Miren Maialen Samper
  • The challenge of making translations visible – David Vaughan
  • Things I wish I knew as an interpreter – Ewandro Magalhães
  • Microsoft demos instant English-Chinese translation – BBC News
August 2012
  • Who holds judiciary to account when they get it wrong? – Shaun Connolly
  • CEATL report 2012 –Máire Nic Mhaoláin
  • IATIS conference report – Miren Maialen Samper
  • Athbhreithniú ar Chaighdeán Oifigiúil na Gaeilge
  • Welsh language activist jailed over refusal to pay English-only fine – Steven Impey
July 2012
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  • 384 European arrest warrant appeals made to Ireland – Carol Coulter
  • “Soft machine” and “Snuff” translators and publishers on trial in Turkey – Rana Ençol
  • Research changes Danish legal system – Tine Bagger Christiansen
  • The realities and benefits of translation as a full-time job – an introduction
  • 10 ways to prepare – Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • Interpreter request is refused by court because man has ‘been in UK long enough’ – Plymouth Herald
April 2012
  • Courts last in translation, thanks to outsourcing giant in England and Wales – Frances Gibb
  • Court translation service in crisis after cost-cutting deal – Channel 4
  • Gavin Wheeldon of Applied Language Solutions hits back – Yakub Qureshi
  • Interpreting error leads to £25,000 retrial costs – Ruth Green
  • Robyn Dean workshop – report by Miren Maialen Samper

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