The Translators Association is part of the Society of Authors and was set up in 1958 to provide translators with an effective means of protecting their interests and sharing their concerns. The TA is a source of expert advice, a representative for individuals and an advocate for the profession as a whole. Since inception, it has brought about Public Lending Right for translators, developed a basic publishing agreement, which is used widely, and continues to raise awareness of the translating profession. The TA are actively involved with the Literary Translation Centre at the London Book Fair and the annual International Translation Day event at the British Library.
The Translators Association is highly recommended for all those with an interest in professional literary translation. Membership offers a number of benefits including contract vetting, advice and support, meetings and workshops, publications, discussion groups and more. Eligibility criteria do apply, but those translators who are not yet eligible to join may request to join the Emerging Translators Network (ETN), which is a forum and support network for early-career literary translators which shares information and offers professional support.
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