Translate in the Catskills is a three-day master class in writing for premium-market translators, held every other summer in Maplecrest, New York. It brings together some of the most dynamic translators working in the industry today. Past instructors include Chris Durban, David Jemielity, Dominique Jonkers, François Lavallée, Grant Hamilton, Nicolas Froeliger and Ros Schwartz.
The event has two tracks: one for translators who work into French, and one for translators who work from French and other languages into English. Sessions focus on a variety of topics: writing proper, translation for specific business sectors, literary translation, client relations and even “term surgery” sessions highlighting a single word or expression.
Translate in the Catskills is held at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts, where the on-site lodge, library and art studios provide a beautiful and energizing atmosphere.