Translators Associations Latin America: ACTIP

Enriching the translation market

Translation Associations Latin America: ACTIPThe Costa Rican Professional Interpreters and Translators Association (Asociación Costarricense de Traductores e Intérpretes Profesionales, ACTIP) was founded in Costa Rica (which literally means “Rich Coast”), in 2003. It is a professional association, formed by specialists in translation and interpretation, with a set list of objectives.

First of all, the point of this translation association is to make an important contribution to the professional development of translation and interpretation within Costa Rica. Then, the founders of ACTIP wish to stimulate the improvement and professional upgrade of both translators and interpreters.

Another of their points is the promotion of an ethical consciousness that must not forget ACTIP is a guild, therefore, a means of sharing views and discussing themes in group. It is imperative that communication between all associates and translators and interpreters in general is promoted. Last but not the least, they wish to foment the acknowledgement of translators and interpreters as professionals.

To become a member of ACTIP, you must: be a graduate of translation or interpretation with a BA or an MA attributed by a national higher education institution; be a graduate of the above-mentioned subjects with a BA or an MA given by a foreign institution, whose competence has been recognised by the corresponding authorities; have graduated in any subject related with translation (Philology, Linguistics, Languages, etc.) with a BA or MA and a specialisation in translation, given by a national or foreign university, with proven professional experience (at least three years of activity in translation).

To sign up for ACTIP, you must download the application form, fill it in and send it to the association, together with copies of your identity card, academic certificate and updated curriculum.

Benefits for being a member of ACTIP include becoming a member of other international associations, remaining up-to-date on the job through talks, conferences and workshops, receiving information about employment offers or translation projects, as well as activities aimed at translators in other countries.

Keep in mind that the official language in Costa Rica is Spanish. Around the world, Spanish is the second most natively spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese. It is estimated there are around 330 million Spanish speakers in the world.

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