Supporting Working Translators, Protecting Translators’ Rights (ALTA Conference)
For years, information about U.S. literary translators’ compensation and contractual terms has been largely anecdotal, derived from translators sharing their stories and experiences with one another. In 2017, for the first time, the Authors Guild conducted a survey to collect data on the working conditions of literary translators in the United States today. ALTA members Jessica Cohen and Alex Zucker talk with Ryan Fox, Authors Guild director of policy and advocacy, about the survey findings and the guild’s efforts to secure fairer rates and contracts for translators. Come and share your concerns.