Translorial strives to bring interesting and helpful information to the translator and interpreter community in Northern California and beyond. We welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve on our concept. Send your ideas and/or comments to the editor. If you are asked to write an article for the journal, and are an ATA-certified translator, you’ll not only gain exposure, but you’ll also earn points to help maintain your certification.
Translorial Submission Guidelines
Translorial, the journal of the Northern California Translators Association enthusiastically encourages members and non-members to submit articles of interest to the fields of translation and interpreting. This includes, but is not limited to, articles on linguistics, history, business practices and current events related to translation and/or interpreting.
- Articles are due at least two months prior to the month of publication: by October 15th for the January issue, by March 1st for the May issue, and by July 1st for the September issue.
- On the first page, include your contact information: email, phone number(s), and mailing address. A printed copy of Translorial will be mailed to you upon publication.
- If you have not been invited by the editor or NCTA board to write an article, include a brief abstract (30 words maximum) emphasizing the most salient points of your article.
- Include a short author biography (75 words maximum).
- Articles must be written in English and submitted in electronic format (MS-Word compatible electronic file).
- Text must not be “advertorial,” promotional, or “marketing” in nature. Avoid self-promotion and make sure the text is not biased toward your products and services. With this in mind, you can demonstrate how a product can be used and highlight your level of expertise through the use of specific examples that are easy to follow.
- Email submissions and brief author biography (in MS Word compatible format) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All articles are subject to editing for grammar, style, and space limitations, and in general must follow the Chicago Manual of Style and/or MLA style guidelines.
- A proof will be sent to you via email for review prior to publication.
- Please note that submitting an article does not guarantee its publication.
Standard Length: One-page articles: 750-800 words. Two-page articles: 1600 words. Longer articles may also be accepted, and will be edited to fit into standard Translorial layout. In the case of longer articles, the entire article length will be published online at translorial.com.