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  • Celebrating 40 years

    Since 1979, the Translation Center has been providing translation services to individuals, small businesses, large companies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, museums and many others near and far. Thanks to our resources and networks, we work with over 80 languages. Our prices are competitive for our high-quality work and personalized attention. Help us continue to grow, translate with us! 

  • Featured Program: Interpreters and Translators in Education

    The Translation Center has a partnership with Holyoke Public Schools to train and provide professional development opportunities to bilingual employees who serve as interpreters or translators. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported on the workshop series in fall 2018. We offer this training to other school districts and individuals. Contact us today to learn more!

  • 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!

  • 40 Years of Translation Scholarship

    The exhibit "On and In Translation: A display of translation scholarship by UMASS faculty" is currently up in our conference room in Herter Hall Annex lower level. It features the book covers and descriptions of 90 publications from the past 40 years of translation scholarship at our university. Come visit us!

  • Spring 2020 Webinars Interpreting Studies and Practice - UMass Amherst

    We invite you to the Spring 2020 season of our Faculty and Community Seminar on Interpreting Studies and Practice. Our lectures are completely online in the format of free webinars. 

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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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