Translorial, the journal of the Northern California Translators Association, enthusiastically encourages members and non-members alike to submit articles of interest to translators and interpreters. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
- business practices
- current events related to the language services industry
If you are an ATA member, your contribution to Translorial will earn you continuing education credits (see category C on the ATA recertification form). As journal issues are distributed at the ATA Annual Conference, your writing will reach an audience beyond the NCTA.
Below, we provide guidelines for writing and submitting your article. If you have any questions, please contact Managing Editor Mimi Wessling at or Publications Director Trudy Obi at .
Translorial Submission Guidelines
- Article content must be original—it should not have been published before.
- Articles must be written in English. Translated articles are welcome; in this case, please submit a headshot and bio for both the original author and the translator.
- Please aim for a word count of 1600–2500 words.
- Please avoid subjects that are controversial because of political or religious implications.
- Deadline. Translorial currently publishes a Spring issue in mid-May and a Fall issue in mid-September. Articles should be submitted at least 2 months in advance of the publication date (roughly mid-March for the Spring issue and roughly mid-August for the Fall issue).
- Please email your article to Mimi Wessling at .
- Please submit in Microsoft Word or a compatible format such as Macintosh Pages.
- Please include the following with your submission:
- Your name as you would like it to appear in your byline
- A print-resolution headshot and brief bio (50–75 words) to be published with the article
- Your email address and mailing address (if you would like to receive a printed copy of the journal issue)
- Images. We usually illustrate our feature articles with stock images. Please let us know if you have any preferences for the images we use to accompany your piece, or if you have particular print-resolution images you would like us to use. If not, the Translorial Design Director will use her best judgment based on the content of your article.
- All articles are subject to editing for grammar, style, and space limitations. Translorial follows the Chicago Manual of Style.
- You will be notified if the editors need to make major changes to the wording or structure of the submitted article; minor edits will be made silently.
Please note that the Translorial Committee has the final decision about whether to publish the article, either in Translorial or on Translorial.com.