This collection brings together new insights around current translation and interpreting practices in national and supranational settings. The book illustrates the importance of further reflection on issues around quality and assessment, given the increased development of resources for translators and interpreters. The first part of the volume focuses on these issues as embodied in case studies from a range of national and regional contexts, including Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the United States. The second part takes a broader perspective to look at best practices and questions of quality through the lens of international bodies and organizations and the shifting roles of translation and interpreting practitioners in working to manage these issues. Taken together, this collection demonstrates the relevance of critically examining processes, competences and products in current institutional translation and interpreting settings at the national and supranational levels, paving the way for further research and quality assurance strategies in the field.
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Table of Contents
Assessing Practices in Institutional Translation and Interpreting (Fernando Prieto Ramos)
Part 1: TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING FOR NATIONAL AND REGIONAL INSTITUTIONS
1. A Comparative Approach to Assessing Assessment: Revising the Scoring Chart for the Authorized Translator’s Examination in Finland (Leena Salmi and Marja Kivilehto)
2. Lexical Readability as an Indicator of Quality in Translation: Best Practices from Swiss Legislation (Paolo Canavese)
3. Assessing Translation Practices of Non-professional Translators in a Multilingual Institutional Setting (Flavia De Camillis)
4. Translation in the Shadows of Interpreting in US Court Systems: Standards, Guidelines and Practice (Jeffrey Killman)
5. Developing an Evaluation Tool for Legal Interpreting Quality Control: The INTER-Q Questionnaire (María Jesús Blasco Mayor and Marta Sancho Viamonte)
Part 2: TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING AT INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
6. Every Second Counts: A Study of Translation Practices in the European Commission’s DGT (María Fernández-Parra)
7. Ensuring Consistency and Accuracy of Legal Terms in Institutional Translation: The Role of Terminological Resources in International Organizations (Fernando Prieto Ramos)
8. Corrigenda of EU Legislative Acts as an Indicator of Quality Assurance Failures: A Micro-diachronic Analysis of Errors Rectified in the Polish Corrigenda (Łucja Biel and Izabela Pytel)
9. The Impact of Translation Competence on Institutional Translation Management and Quality: The Evidence from Action Research (Fernando Prieto Ramos and Mariam Sperandio)
10. Interpreting at the United Nations: The Effects of Delivery Rate on Quality in Simultaneous Interpreting (Lucía Ruiz Rosendo, Mónica Varela García and Alma Barghout)
Managing for Quality: Practical Lessons from Research Insights (Fernando Prieto Ramos)
Fernando Prieto Ramos is Full Professor and Director of the Centre for Legal and Institutional Translation Studies (Transius) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.