Translation and Interpreting Panel

University of South Carolina Upstate will present a “Translation and Interpreting Informative” panel on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 featuring keynote Rachel Hildebrandt, as well as several overseas participants. SC Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant.

The panel will examine the huge demand for translators and interpreters that currently exists in the US. The number of trained professionals is greatly lacking. This might result in a poor final product, which might cause an impoverishment of language and a deterioration of the profession. Having trained translator and interpreter professionals would easily benefit our diverse communities, as well as benefit schools both economically and academically. The need to raise awareness about the quality and ethics of professional translating and interpreting is critical.

Rachel Hildebrandt has a degree in art history and historic preservation. She has worked for years as a historical consultant and editor before transitioning to literary translation (German). She has published both fiction and nonfiction translated works. Rachel is also the founding publisher of Weyward Sisters Publishing, a press that focuses on translations of crime and noir fiction written by contemporary women authors from the Germanophone countries. Other panelists include Miguel Tolosa Igualada, who teaches translation and interpretation at the University of Alicante since 2005; Estela Alcala Tello, who is a translation and interpreting graduate with an established track record in managing international and multilingual projects.

For more information about the event, please contact Maria Francisco Monteso at 864-503-5203.

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