Happy International Translation Day!

international-translation-day-card-2009_thumbEvery year, International Translation Day is celebrated on September 30th in tribute to St. Jerome, the patron saint of librarians, scripture scholars, students, and translators and interpreters.

The celebration was inaugurated in 1991 by the International Federation of Translators to commemorate and promote the art of translation as an essential part of contemporary life. This year’s theme is “Working Together”, an invitation to translators around the globe “to take a fresh look at why and how it pays to join forces.”

The IFT is hoping that the “days of the fiercely solitary translator working in splendid isolation are numbered”, but are they really?