TransNational’s management has over 20 years direct industry experience in translation and interpreting. As a company we have been providing T&I services as a vendor to more than two dozen government agencies including interpreters to the Prime Ministers Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, working at the highest level for over a decade.
We vet, interview and apply additional in-house training to all interpreters who work for the company irrespective of qualifications, experience or background. With well over 600 interpreters and 1,000 translators making up the TransNational linguistic network, most of these professionals will hold a recognised qualification, professional membership and are encouraged to attend ongoing professional development opportunities offered through a range of organisations. We also provide debriefing sessions after interpreting engagements and follow up training and ethics modules on request.
Whilst qualifications and skills are paramount, subsets of rare and emerging language speakers also need to be catered to where an occupational or community need is present.
In extreme cases, for example the Republic of Nauru in Micronesia is comprised of 12 tribes with less than 9,000 people speaking Nauruan. Papua New Guinea which has an estimated 850 spoken languages making it the most linguistically diverse country in the world.
Where organisations such as NZSTI support no members or the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) have no accreditation in place or members available, and the obtaining of recognised qualifications for economic, literacy or other reasons not accessible, T&I service providers fulfil a critical role in providing essential skills training to enable communities to have the ability to communicate in their own language via in-house trained interpreters.
Recent Industry Webinars and Professional Development
The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) Webinars
Australasian Association of Language Companies (AALC)
Paula Arturo, 5 February, 2018
Divide and Conquer – “Fidelity to source” and “transparency” are key in translating contracts.
John Milan and Mike Collins, 24 May 2018
Agencies vs. Freelancers? A Market Analysis – “Significant changes in the industry over the past 30 years.”
Renato Beninatto, 26 February 2019
Moments of Change, Opportunities for Growth – “Will artificial intelligence kill the language industry?”
Jure Dernovsek, 5 March 2019
Automation and Integration Possibility with MemoQ Server – “Different possibilities and levels of automation and integration, and the potential savings.”
Business Mentors New Zealand
Damian Lawrence, 24 January 2019
Succession Planning and its relevance to the Small Business Environment
Yusuke Inui, 21 February 2019
Building your Business with Social Media
Graeme Hogan, 16 April 2019
Business Planning for Growth – “A robust 5-step process for creating a growth plan for your business.