Dr. Steven Whitmer
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The courses in the Graduate Translation Consultancy Certificate 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 a consultant capacity for the completion of their projects. The program 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 evaluation of the translation’s acceptability by the people based on style, genre, and exegetical parameters.

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