Graduate Certificate in Translation Consultancy

The Graduate Certificate in Translation Consultancy is designed to develop consulting skills for translation in students who have had training in Bible translation and biblical exegesis, have experience in biblical translation, and desire to assist other translators in Consultant capacity for the completion of their projects. Students with no field experience are required to obtain instructor approval before registering for Practical Consulting.

Purpose: The Translation Consultancy Certificate develops an experienced Bible translator with biblical training and experience to act in the role of consultant on translation projects of other teams. It focuses on the role of Consultant, the Consultant’s relationship to the translation teams, the process of consultancy, back translation and other analysis, Paratext tools usage, and evaluating the translation’s acceptability by the people based on style, genre and exegetical parameters.

When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:

  • Deal with multicultural nature of the people involved in the process of consultancy.
  • Analyze meaning based on translation.
  • Prepare for and perform a consultant check.
  • Oversee the process of preparation for publication.

The Translation Consultancy certificate is offered in a fully online format.