Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jeff Robinson (The National Virtual Translation Center) and Translation: A Great Quote

The following quote by Jeff Robinson, the Director of the National Virtual Translation Center, is found on the NVTC homepage:

"Inasmuch as foreign language skills are crucial for maintaining U.S. security and leadership globally, it is our nation's core capability to translate data economically, promptly and without misinterpretation that is key. Many with multilingual skills can produce translations, but few are skillful translators. A quality translation is an art form, a tapestry etched from the fabric of a translator's learned skills, life experiences and intricate knowledge of human interaction."

I think this quote is an excellent compliment to the Nida interview quoted in the previous post.

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