New Writing North are delighted to open applications for a new Arabic Translation Mentoring Programme. We are grateful to the British Council for their funding support of this opportunity.
The programme will support four emerging translators who are serious about developing their translation skills and professional knowledge. Two mentees will be English>Arabic translators and two mentees will be working in Arabic>English.
At least two mentee places and two mentor places on this programme are reserved for translators based in countries receiving Official Development Assistance (ODA) whose first language is not English (see call-out for more details).
The objectives of this programme are to:
- contribute to the development of translation and professional skills of a group of translators through long-term collaborative mentoring
- enhance awareness of nuanced aspects of translation directly related to the selected translators
- open up new professional networks for translators that will support them in their career planning
- further solidify links between translators, publishers, writer and other professionals.