About Tradiling

Tradiling is a team blog, publishing language and translation news and comment in Catalan, English, French, German and Spanish since January 2011. The blog originally focused on resources and events in and around Vic (Barcelona) and came about through the initiative of teachers of Translating and Interpreting at the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia.

In September 2015 undergraduate translation studies at Vic were boosted by the creation of a new interuniversity Degree in Translation, Interpreting and Applied Languages, in partnership with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). In this context, in February 2016 we welcomed a group of UOC teachers to Tradiling as regular contributors.

As before, contributions from other individuals and groups are always welcome and the views expressed in the blog are those of individual authors, rather than of any organisation.

Guidelines for contributors

Tradiling is an independent blog, maintained by Richard Samson and supervised by the editorial team of Richard Samson and Marcos Cánovas. It is loosely associated through its contributors with UVic-UCC and UOC translation activities. Tradiling aims to be a publication of general interest to translation and language practitioners. We do not publish mere advertising.

  • Tradiling operates under a Creative Commons 4.0 Non-commercial, With attribution, Share alike licence. All contributions are made under this licence.
  • Articles tend to be more personal and less academic than other typical specialist content.
  • Articles should preferably be written in the first person, like opinion columns, or in a journalistic style; or a combination of the two, but always aiming to be direct and intelligible to non-specialists.
  • Articles should be original and interesting, even provocative. Articles may receive feedback in each Comments section.
  • Articles can be published in English, French, German, Spanish or Catalan.
  • Articles should contain links to other items of interest that can be consulted on the web.
  • Articles should not be too long. If they are long they can be split into separate articles.
  • Articles should not be too short. About 200 words is the recommended minimum length.
  • Articles should contain at least one usable (not pirated) image, for embedding top-right.
  • Articles should not be mere announcements of upcoming events. This kind of article can only be accepted for publication in Tradiling if there is significant original material discussing the relevance or interest of the event, framing the event itself in a wider discourse. However, relevant events announcements may be included, without original material, in the Tradiling Upcoming events calendar (which is prominent on the righthand side of the Tradiling site). Tradiling recommends, if possible, a combined approach: publishing event details in the Upcoming events calendar and at the same time publishing a related article with original content in the same topic area, linked to the event information.
  • Articles should be signed by a single author, whose brief profile on Tradiling should also be up-to-date.
  • Regarding text format, we do not use bold letters to emphasise words or expressions. We do add inverted commas or italics to linked text. We tend to avoid complex layouts and long sentences.
  • If in doubt about other aspects of Tradiling editorial policy, please contact us.
  • The stipulations of this editorial policy are subject to revision from time to time.

If you wish to get in touch, please write to the editorial team at rsamson@uvic.cat.