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  • We are OPEN and working remotely!

    The Translation Center is open and working remotely during COVID-19 university-related closures. Please contact us via email. We will do our best to deliver translations related to COVID-19 as fast as we can. Interpreters can work via phone and other virtual connections. Thank you and stay healthy!

  • Letter of Solidarity and Anti-Racism from Dean Julie C. Hayes

    Thanks to the work of the dedicated faculty and staff of the UMass Amherst Translation Center, this message has been translated into eleven languages from English: Arabic, Cape Verdean, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Italian, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. This selection of languages was chosen based on the languages most often requested by UMass HR and the most common languages in our area. (All translations available at the link above.)

  • 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. Translate with us! 

  • Featured Program: Interpreters and Translators in Education

    We have 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!

  • 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. You can visit the exhibit on our Facebook Page!

  • Student Engagement

    The Translation Center provides employment opportunities for students. They work closely with the Center's project managers on specific assignments and occasionally participate in the translation process as translators or reviewers. They also work with the Director on special projects and provide administrative support. Thanks to their time with us, students gain valuable professional experience and develop a deep awareness of responsible language use. 


  • Arts Night: Dickinson In Translation (November)

    On Thursday, November 5, the Translation Center in partnership with the Emily Dickinson Museum hosted an online presentation of multilingual readings and short discussions on the practice of translating Dickinson’s words. Our featured translators were Adalberto Müller (Brazil) and Marcel Riera (Catalonia)

    If you missed the event, feel free to watch the recorded video by clicking on the link below.

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The Translation Center offers 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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There are no upcoming events at this time.

For comprehensive resources and updates regarding the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the UMass Amherst Coronavirus website.

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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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