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  • 40 Years of Service

    Our clients return thanks to the quality of our translators and interpreters, our ability to provide translation services in over 80 languages, and our competitive prices. 

  • Interpreter and Translator in Education Training

    The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported on the Interpreter and Translation in Edcuation Training Workshop Series that the Translation Center led at Holyoke Public Schools in Fall 2018. 

  • The Translation Center Featured in UMass Magazine

    The UMass Magazine visited the Translation Center in early December 2017. In the article "Translators at Work," the magazine provides an overview of what the Center does and the connections it already has and wishes to make.
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  • A Letter from Professor Edwin Gentzler

    Emeritus Professor Edwin Gentzler directed the Translation Center from 1994 until 2014. In his letter to the Center, he shares a personal account of his involvement with the Center and important moments in the Center's history. Thank you for your many years with us, Professor Gentzler!

  • Avenues of Translation: The City in Iberian and Latin American Writing

    Forthcoming book edited by Regina Galasso and Evelyn Scaramella

    Avenues of Translation explores how translation perpetuates, diversifies, deepens, and expands the literary production of cities in their greater cultural context, and how translation shapes an understanding of and access to a city's past and present literary and cultural practices. Thinking about translation and the city is a way to tell the backstories of the cities, texts, and authors that are united by acts of translation.

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The Translation Center is unlike other language service providers. We offer translation- and interpreting-related services that exhibit a deep understanding of and care for language. We benefit from being part of a rigorous academic setting that is connected to scholarship, professional organizations, a rich network of translators, and a unique international community. The Translation Center is a non-profit organization. Proceeds are reinvested in teaching, research, and other activities.

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The Translation Center is part of a dynamic community. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the nearby colleges, many faculty either translate themselves or publish about translation phenomena. The same faculty usually offer undergraduate and graduate courses on translation. The Translation Center is proud to sponsor translation- and language-related activities at UMASS and the Colleges!

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