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All members of SKTL belong to one or more sections within the association. The sections keep track of developments and changes in their particular fields of expertise and contribute their valuable know-how to the organisation. The sections look after the interests of their members and hold meetings, events and training sessions, usually on a monthly basis.
Section I – Literary Translators
The Literary Translators’ Section is the collective forum for translators of fiction and non-fiction literature. The section's members work full-time or part-time on works ranging from comic books and children’s literature to novels, poetry and textbooks, among others. The section promotes and is an authority on matters related to the work, subsistence and interests of literary translators.
Section II – Non-Fiction and Document Translators
The Non-Fiction and Document Translators’ Section brings together professionals who work with texts that are usually not going to be published in book form. This section's aim is to further the depth and breadth of expertise of its members, and to increase awareness of the profession. Members translate texts such as instruction manuals, official documents, newspaper articles, and much more.
Section III – Audiovisual Translators
The members of this section are audiovisual translation professionals. The most important tasks of the section are to keep track of developments in the field, educate its members, foster the rights (including copyrights) of translators, and maintain international relations. Audiovisual translators create subtitles, surtitles, closed captioning and commentaries for television, film, opera, theatre and multimedia, among other things.
Section IV – Interpreters
The members of this section are conference, meeting, community, business and court interpreters. The section provides training and recreational activities for members, functions as a discussion forum, distributes information about interpreting and issues statements on current topics in the field.
Section V – Educators and Researchers
The Educators’ and Researchers’ Section follows and furthers research and education in the fields of translation and interpreting. The section acts as a discussion forum for its members, and keeps them abreast of developments in the field. The section's activities include members’ meetings and events related to the profession.
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