Training > Workshops


One of the objectives of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru is to ensure opportunities for its members and other translators to improve, enhance and develop their skills and knowledge. We, therefore, organise workshops which are relevant to the needs of translators and interpreters at every level of their careers. These workshops are held in different locations throughout Wales in order to make them convenient for translators and interpreters wherever they work and live to attend. This provision is considered to be a very important service that is universally valued.

We also organize the translation e-workshop, which is a form of training which takes place via e-mail only.

Our current workshops are listed below, as are an information leaflet and a registration form for each one. Both documents - normally available in Welsh only - include information about how to register and pay for a place in a workshop.

Workshops will be held through the medium of Welsh unless otherwise stated.

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Craffu a Datrys

Tutor: Menna Wyn

This day long workshop will be suitable for translators at every level of their careers. Those wanting the opportunity to consider the basic principles of a successful translation will benefit from attending.

The purpose of the workshop is to improve the standard of scrutiny when translating, and when editing the first draft, and to raise awareness of what we should be aware of during the process, such as the challenge of getting the exact syntax which conveys the meaning of the original text.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

- understanding the meaning and construction of the original text

- an awareness of the context and how the audience will read the translation

- considering the syntax of the original text and forseeing difficulties

- considering the best way to convey the original meaning in Welsh, by concentrating on specific elements in order to eliminate ambiguity, and mistakes

The workshop will include contributions by the tutor as well as practical work undertaken in pairs/groups.

The workshop will be held at:

Yr Hen Lyfrgell, Cardiff, 29 / 30 January 2019

Galeri, Caernarfon, 12 February 2019

Medrus, Aberystwyth University, 19 February 2019

Fee – members: £90
Fee – non-members: £105