On-Demand Course



Loyalty and Fidelity in Translation



When a translation is commissioned in a professional context, and because the translator is one agent among several others in the translational act, the concepts of loyalty and fidelity of the translator may be raised. But what do they really cover and entail? What constraints and considerations do professional translators have to deal with when deciding on a translation strategy to complete their work?

Who would this be useful for?

T&I practitioners and users of T&I services who have an interest in understanding what a translator’s job entails, who the different participants in the translational process are, and what elements professional translators have to juggle with when making choices and deciding on strategies.

This course will cover the following items:

An overview of the translator’s job

Concepts of loyalty, mediation, trust

Concepts of fidelity, equivalence, untranslatability

Many real-life examples to discuss the translator’s leeway

Course outcomes


The translational act and the different participants taking part in it.

The way concepts of loyalty and fidelity apply to the work of professional translators.

This course includes:

test 1

test 2

test 3

test 4

Certificate Earned

 A professional development certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. Learners will be eligible to receive 10 points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue). Some courses may attract PD points from multiple categories. Please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification.


Course Completion Guidelines

Students are required to read and complete all the course content, including watching all videos, and successfully completing all assessments. In order to attain your certificate, you need to score 100% on each assessment. Students will have unlimited attempts to complete the course over the length of their access.


Presented By

Marc Orlando
Director of the Translation and Interpreting Program
Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia

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