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Simulated Translation Agency: A Revolutionary Way to Train Students

The Maastricht School of Translation and Interpreting is a language academy of the Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and offers one of the most advanced and cutting-edge translator training programs that we have ever come across. We had the opportunity to interview Joop Bindels who leads the program’s simulated internal translation agency to gain a better…

How to Start a Translation Career: A Guide for Students

Previously, we wrote about the University of Leeds’ MA in Applied Translation Studies program, managed by Dr. Dragoș Ciobanu. Aside from leading a cutting-edge translation program, Dragoș has also spent time working as an in-house translator and cooperating with various translation experts on an international level. We asked him how he would advise students who…

Technology: An Essential Part of Modern Translation Curricula

Dragoș Ciobanu leads the MA program in Applied Translation Studies (MAATS) at the University of Leeds. Before coming to Leeds in 2003, Dragoș worked as an in-house translator and technical writer and studied languages and translation. While working on his PhD, he contributed to several international projects that were training linguists on the latest translation…

Translation Technology is an Opportunity to be Seized

“I think technology will replace translators in near future. Open minded translators who keep up with the newest trends in machine translation will become more-or-less post-editors,” says Soykan Ataman, a senior translation student at Trakya University in Turkey. Soykan works for gaming companies as a freelancer. Aside from game localization, he is passionate about translation…

Translation Technology Cannot Express Feelings

“I think it’s important to pay close attention to new industry trends,” says Charlotte Busch, another Rising Translation Talent that we interviewed recently. Charlotte is a second-year student of Spanish and English from Maastricht School of Translation and Interpreting in the Netherlands. She hasn’t yet chosen her specialization but she’s already excited at the prospect of…