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FIT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs / International Federation of Translators) is an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists. More than 100 professional associations and training institutes are affiliated, representing more than 80,000 translators in 55 countries. The goal of the Federation is to promote professionalism in the disciplines it represents.

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FIT meets and supports the International PEN Club

The Quebec Declaration on Literary Translation and Translators published by the International PEN Club in 2015 and supported by FIT can now be downloaded from the FIT website under Resources. The declaration promotes literary translation as an art of passion and fosters equality of cultures, respect for authors and original [...]

Translating the Treaty

Celebrating 30 years of New Zealand Society of Translators & Interpreters (NZSTI) When the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on the 6th of February 1840 at Waitangi, and elsewhere at different locations in New Zealand during 1840, it was a treaty signed between two parties. The first party comprised those [...]

UK Connections: Promoting FIT visibility in the United Kingdom

Thanks to an invitation to attend the successful inaugural Words-to-Deeds Legal Translation Conference held in the historic surroundings of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, President Liu was able to visit a number of universities with dedicated translation and interpreting sections. In addition to strengthening ties through meeting students, staff [...]

Limits of MT – from a QT21 partner (CNRS)

The following is the beginning of an article published about MT from QT21 partner CNRS, written by François Yvon. The recent defeat of the world champion Go player by the AlphaGo program has reignited speculation about artificial intelligence, and about the limits and dangers surrounding its development. However, many human [...]

About QT21

The QT21 Project: Quality Translation in the Twenty-First Century We live in a world where technology allows us more communication and collaboration than ever before. News, ideas, and knowledge can be shared at the touch of a button. This explosive growth in data highlights language barriers. In Europe, for example, [...]

FIT Awards – nominations due by March 10, 2017

Dear Colleagues, One of the most important and widely recognized functions FIT fulfils for its member associations is the awarding of FIT prizes and awards at FIT World Congresses. Being selected by an international jury to receive a FIT prize or award signifies recognition of the 'best of the best" [...]

Early Bird Registration for the XXI FIT Congress ends on 13th March

March 13th is the last day to register at the Early Bird tariff for the XXI FIT Congress in Brisbane, Australia, 3-5 August 2017 . Registration includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch Catered Welcome Function at end of Day 1 Stakeholder Networking Event Satchel on registration Access to delegate offers such [...]