Monica Machado is running for ITI Board Election
The Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI) is the UK’s only dedicated association for practising translation and interpreting professionals. ITI has over 3,000 interpreter and translator members who specialise in more than 100 languages and dialects from around the world.
Mónica Machado was an Associate Member of ITI for 14 years and is a qualified member of the Institute since 2014, after passing the Institute’s Examination from English into Portuguese in the subject of Oil and Gas.
The election opened on Friday 27th January and will close on Friday 24th February 2017. The results of the election are expected to be announced by Wednesday 1st March 2017.
Monica Machado’s Candidate Statement is online for all ITI Qualified Members to vote and also presented below:
“After a period of 3 years as an In-House Translator and Proofreader at Xerox Language Services in the UK, I have worked for 16 years as a successful full-time Freelance Translator, initially based in Portugal but now based in the UK.
I run a very successful translation business and my current client portfolio includes a number of major International blue-chip companies, notaries and embassies in Europe, America and Africa.
Working for both agencies and direct clients during the freelance period has provided me with an extensive and well-informed understanding of the Translation and Interpreting Business in both busy periods and periods of economic slowdown.
If elected, my objectives would be to further enhance the awareness and profile of the ITI and its professional members with agencies and end-clients so that standards can continue to be raised to the benefit of both members and clients alike.
My suggestions would result from my extensive experience in the industry and would include, for example:
- Stressing the importance of human translation whilst making use of translation technology developments;
- Encouraging client involvement in the translation and interpreting processes; and
- Boosting CPD interest amongst ITI members.
Although I would make suggestions to achieve my objectives, one of my first and most important actions would be to solicit comments, proposals and suggestions from the existing members because I believe that engaging with my peers is essential for the success of the Institute and its members.”
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