Syllabus Celebrates International Translation Day

Syllabus Montreal Translation St-Jerome 2013On September 30, translators around the world take a moment to look up from their computer screens to raise a glass to St. Jerome, our patron saint who translated the Bible.

While most of us translators work on less significant texts on a day-to-day basis, we nonetheless play our part in making the world a little smaller, bringing people together, and making sure folks from different languages and cultures understand one another. It’s kind of amazing, when you stop to think about it.

It’s safe to say that translation is no small task. It involves a depth of understanding that goes deeper than syntax and style. Much more than translating words on a page, translators convey meaning, emotion, humour, and all the subtleties of human communication. For, as most translators know, the words on the pages are just one part of the mystery that is language. And today, at Syllabus, we’re taking a moment to celebrate this tremendous task that we tackle every single day.

Here’s to all the hard work that translators do—with love.

Happy St. Jerome / Bonne Saint-Jérôme!

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