Volume 17, No. 4 
October 2013


Front Page


Index 1997-2013

TJ Interactive: Translation Journal Blog

  Translator Profiles
How I Learned the Alphabet—and a Few Other Things Along the Way
by Kenneth Kronenberg
Jane Maier, Candidate for ATA's Board of Directors
by Marion Rhodes

  The Profession
The Bottom Line
by Fire Ant and Worker Bee
Driving the Bus both Ways
by Danilo Nogueira and Kelli Semolini

  From the Editor
Time to Change the Guard
by Gabe Bokor

  Translation Nuts & Bolts
Translation Workflow
by Paula Gordon

Humor in Conferences
by Luis D. González and Glenda M. Mejias

  Advertising Translation
The challenges of translation of tourist e-text
by Vasyl Stefanyk

Translators Around the World
Remembering Sarajevo
by Midhat Ridjanović

Translators and the Computer
Social Investments
by Jost Zetzsche
  Caught in the Web
Web Surfing for Fun and Profit
by Cathy Flick, Ph.D.
Translators’ On-Line Resources
by Gabe Bokor
Translators’ Best Websites
by Gabe Bokor

  Translators' Tools
Translators’ Emporium

Call for Papers and Editorial Policies
Translation Journal


The deadline for submissions for the January 2014 issue
of the Translation Journal is December 10, 2013! 

Call for Papers and Editorial Policies

he Translation Journal accepts and welcomes contributions of articles and other suitable material for future issues. In particular, we are interested in
  • Glossaries in any subject in any major language pair; glossaries that are too large for a web page will be made available for download;

  • Dictionary reviews;

  • Software and hardware reviews;

  • Annotated translations;

  • Articles about translation- and translator-related issues;

  • Articles about specific translation problems and approaches in different fields;

  • Legal and regulatory issues faced by translators;

  • Translation as a business;

  • Translators’ activities worldwide

  • etc., etc., etc.

Potential contributors please contact the Editor as soon as possible with a brief summary of the proposed item to avoid duplications. Articles submitted must be accompanied by the author's (or authors') short biography and photo in JPEG format. Articles in any major European language are welcome; we may provide English translations or abstracts in English, at our option, of articles submitted in languages other than English.

Authors are expected to check their work before submitting it for publication. Careless formatting, typographical and grammatical errors, and sloppy style may be reasons for an article to be rejected.

Experience shows that 15 pages is about the upper limit for an article to be read on-line. Articles exceeding this limit or 40K in size may be split up into portions to be published in the same or the next issue of the Journal.

We also welcome your contributions to the Letters to the Editor, Web Surfing for Fun and Profit, Translators’ Resources, and Translators’ Tools sections of this Journal.

We prefer unpublished contributions; when submitting articles previously published elsewhere, the author must mention this fact at the time of the submission.

Send your contributions via e-mail in any major word-processed format. Graphics, including the author's photo, can be in JPEG, EPS, TIFF, GIF, Photoshop, or BMP format.

About This Publication

The Translation Journal is a non-profit on-line publication. Access is free of charge, not subject to registration, and no personal information needs to be provided or is captured for access. The Translation Journal is available on-line only. No hard-copy edition is available, but readers may print out articles for personal use or free distribution. No commercial use is allowed. Like major printed periodicals, the Translation Journal has been awarded an International Standard Serial Number, which uniquely identifies it: ISSN 1536-7207. Reference may be made to this number for purposes of academic credit and other legal purposes.

Copyright Policy

By submitting a paper to the Translation Journal, the authors represent that their text and any illustrations thereto comply with national and international copyright laws. The authors release and hold the Translation Journal harmless from any claims or liabilities under such laws. The authors also represent that the articles submitted are original and unpublished, unless specifically stated otherwise.

As stated on each page of the Journal, the copyright of each article belongs jointly to the Translation Journal and the author(s). Permission is hereby granted by the Journal's Editor for any article published herein to be reproduced in full or in part for any non-commercial purpose, subject to the consent of the Author(s), as long as the Translation Journal with its URL (http://translationjournal.net) is clearly indicated as the original source and a link is established to this URL.

Authors may republish any article originally published in the Translation Journal after a period of 60 days following the first day of the respective issue's month of publication. Authors are requested, however, to make reference to the Translation Journal as the original publication.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit all contributions as e-mail attachments addressed to gbokor(at)translationjournal(dot)net. Identify your e-mail including the words "Translation Journal" in the subject line, to avoid your message being filtered out by our spam-killer software. The editor is not responsible for lost or delayed e-mails.

Send a short bio and a color photo (preferably in JPEG format) together with your submission. We will not start reviewing/editing submissions that do not come accompanied by these items.

  • Please submit all text in Microsoft Word® format.
  • Avoid non-Latin characters and graphic symbols, which cannot be properly displayed with some browser settings.
  • Use tables (not spaces or tabs) for aligning text.
  • Use the bullets/numbering tool (not tabs) for unnumbered or numbered lists of items.
  • Do not use headers, footers, footnotes or endnotes. Instead, "imitate" endnotes by using consecutive numbering as superscripts in the text and with the notes at the end of the article.
  • Do not use text boxes.
  • Please submit all graphics in GIF, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, or EPS format as separate files. Do not embed graphics in your text file because quality may be lost when extracting and converting images. Do not use Microsoft Word® graphic tools to generate graphics. Do not use .pdf (Adobe Acrobat®) files to submit text or graphics.

Submissions are published at the editor's exclusive discretion.

Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines may have their publication delayed and may be rejected.