Translations: The Lay of the Land
Tuesday, June 13, 9:00–10:15 AM
Facilitator: Trevor Perri, Acquisitions Editor, Northwestern University Press
Panelists: Lara Mainville, Director, University of Ottawa Press ; Trevor Perri, Acquisitions Editor, Northwestern University Press; Mohamed Sheriff, Literature Specialist, Literature & Arts Education Division, National Endowment for the Arts
Translation is fundamental to exchange ideas between countries and cultures. But translating books is expensive, time consuming, and requires a lot of management. Organizations around the world, from government entities, to private institutions and foundations, offer several types of grants for translation. How do they operate? How to work with them? How to manage a translation project effectively and efficiently, and how to avoid pitfalls?