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Ethics for Translators

Ethics for Translators


Event Detail

Thursday, 12 May 2022
8.00 pm - 8.30 pm NZST
Online via Zoom


Translators engaged in translating personal documents (such as ‘identity’ documents) for clients may encounter ethical issues for several reasons, which may range from clients’ inappropriate expectations through to the occasional dishonest, unethical or unreasonable client.

This workshop, in the form of a ‘blended’ webinar incorporating face-to-face sessions in selected locations and breakout rooms online, will explore these aspects in two short presentations, each followed by discussion in small groups and a recap by the presenter.

Part 1 will briefly explore reasons – particularly cultural reasons – why clients might have inappropriate expectations about the translation process, and how these might be at odds with the translator’s ethical obligations; the group discussion will allow participants to share any experiences of client ‘mis-expectations’.

Part 2 will focus in greater detail on more general issues relating to translation of personal documents and will include situations where a translator might suspect that the source document may be fraudulent or falsified.  There will again be various scenarios for group discussion.

Online participation

Members and non-members from all States are welcome to join in with the webinar to be live-streamed via Zoom online from ACT. 

Important notice: much of the content of this webinar will repeat material and scenarios from a previous webinar presented on 31 July 2021 by the ACT and NSW branches; those who attended the previous webinar should note this.

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