September 29, 2017
Joint Workshop at tcworld conference 2017
Translating Europe: Bridging the Gap between TC and Translation
Many translators are involved in the field of technical translation, many of whom are in the field of technical communication or software localization. And technical communication is experiencing an increasing need for localization and translation services.
What are the main points that both disciplines have in common? How can knowledge about technical communication be used for translation and vice versa? To answer these questions, a joint workshop has been arranged for the first time by the following organizers:
- Lindweb, Language Industry Web Platform, a European Commission Directorate-General (DGT) program
- EMT, the European Master's in Translation, a network for master’s degree programs in translation
- tekom Europe, Europe's largest professional association for technical communication, and
- TecCOMFrame, a consortium of an Erasmus-Plus funded project to develop curricula in the field of technical communication
The workshop takes place at tcworld conference 2017 at ICS in Stuttgart, Germany on October 26 (8:45 AM - 1:00 PM).
The overarching aim of the joint workshop is
- to foster the mutual understanding and learning of translators/localizers and technical communicators
- hence facilitating the translation and localization workflow
It addresses technical communicators, translators, language service providers and associations, and students from both technical communication and translation studies interested in sharing mutual understanding on how translation and technical communication are linked.
The content of the workshop
In the workshop, we will mix presentations, panel discussions, and a discussion with the audience. Representatives and experts from translation and technical communication will discuss what knowledge competencies for translators entering the field of technical communication are necessary and should therefore be part of academic programs or vocational training in the field of translation.
Participation is free of charge. For detailed program information, click here.