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  • Climate Change Effects in Island Nation of Kiribati. (c) United Nations

    The Time Is Now: A Free Word Spoken Word Competition

    Free Word are pleased to announce our Spoken Word Competition: The Time Is Now. In the lead up to COP21 in Paris in December, we want to hear from young spoken word artists aged 18-24 on the subject of climate change. We want to find the most powerful and compelling poetic responses to one of the biggest threats of our time, and to make sure that younger voices are part of the debate. Read more

  • Marta Dziurosz

    Meet our new Translator in Residence for 2015-16

    From autumn 2015 we are delighted to announce that for the fourth year Free Word will continue with its Translator in Residence programme, this year for the first time with support from the Jan Michalski Foundation. Read more

  • Video game localization screenshot

    Paid to Play: The Ins and Outs of Video Game Localization

    At this year's International Translation Day our "Electric Words" session highlighted new professional opportunities for translators in our increasingly digitised world. We offered an introduction to games localisation, examining some of the theory and particular challenges of translation for the screen with input from experts in the sector. Here, Matt Alt explains how as video games evolved from simple amusements into a cinematic storytelling medium, translation became integral to the process. Read more