FAQ

 

    • What is FIT?
      See the "About us" page.

      FIT is the federation of translator associations and not a translation agency. It has no positions or internships to offer and cannot give any recommendation.

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    • Can individual translators belong to FIT?
      FIT is the federation of translators associations. Individuals can join FIT indirectly as member of one of the member associations in their home countries. By virtue of belonging to a FIT member association, individuals are entitled to participate in any activity of FIT and its national member associations.

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    • Does FIT suggest rates for translation or interpreting?
      As different rates apply in different countries, please contact national associations for further information. FIT occasionally conducts surveys or publishes the results of surveys conducted by member associations. Recently such surveys have been published by FIT-europe, SFÖ, BDÜ, SFT and others.

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    • Does FIT have an accreditation system?
      Accreditation is a national issue. Please refer to national organisation for further details.

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    • What are FIT's objectives?
      • to bring together associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists and to promote interaction and co-operation between such associations
      • to sponsor and to facilitate the formation of translators. associations in countries where they do not already exist
      • to establish links with other organisations devoted to translation or other aspects of interlingual and intercultural communication
      • develop and maintain among all member organisations such harmony and understanding as will promote the interest of translators
      • provide member organisations with such information and advice as may be useful to them
      • promote training and research
      • promote the harmonisation of professional standards
      • uphold the moral and material interests of translators throughout the world, advocate and advance the recognition of their profession, enhance their status in society and further the knowledge and appreciation of translation as a science and an art.
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