This is the slogan chosen by the International Federation of Translators (FIT) to mark International Translation Day 2016. The event is traditionally celebrated on 30 September, the feast of St Jerome who is the patron saint of translators.
On 30 September 2016, FIT once again pays tribute to translators and interpreters, the ‘authors behind the scenes’ who, through their professions, are connecting worlds. FIT says on their website:
'The world of the translator and the world of the interpreter are two professions dedicated to one goal: facilitating communication between people. As the world becomes more integrated, fostering understanding between the multitude of speakers is more critical than ever. Whether it is in writing or in speech. Interpreters and translators are at the junction point that impacts the development of business, science, medicine, technology, international law, politics and a host of other areas. We provide the ability for each of these worlds to learn from each other to the benefit of society as a whole. The role of translators and interpreters in connecting worlds is to open up the whole world to all of us.'
May we at the Translation Centre also wish our 24 in-house language teams, our huge network of external language service providers and all those working in the translation community a very happy International Translation Day!
To find out more:
Link to the website of the International Federation of Translators