We proudly present the Companion for Literary Translators’ Associations (https://companion NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/) (https://companion.ceatl.eu/ (https://companion NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/)), an online platform aimed at translator communities looking for advice, encouragement or simply inspiration.
The Companion focusses on some of the main challenges that existing or aspiring Literary Translators’ Associations face, and makes suggestions based on case studies and experience gathered over the years from CEATL member associations.
The platform is structured according to eight chapters that reflect the various stages of development that a translators’ association can go through, from founding (Getting Started, Recruiting & Motivating Members) through consolidation (Fundraising, Lobbying, Visibility) to fine tuning (Continued Professional Development, Building a Dialogue with Publishers, Residencies).
The chapters feature short articles on each of these topics, illustrated by real stories and initiatives implemented by translators’ associations from across Europe.
The idea for this tool arose from the constant sharing of experience between CEATL members, who meet each year to discuss what went well, what didn’t and what they can learn from each other. The website was built gradually by the CEATL Best Practices Working Group over the past two years. You can read the story of the Companion’s evolution in this article written for Counterpoint magazine by Iztok Ilc, the CEATL delegate of the Slovenian Association of Literary Translators.
The Companion for Literary Translators’ Associations will constantly be updated with new stories. Translators’ associations are always welcome to send their experiences and opinions to the CEATL Best Practices Working Group.
We encourage everyone to visit the Companion for Literary Translators’ Associations (http://companion NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/) (https://companion.ceatl.eu/ (https://companion NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/)), a friend in need and a meeting point for literary translators’ associations.
January 31st 2022