The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project selected by the emerging translator. The emerging translator is expected to choose a project that can be completed in that time, and they will only be advised on that particular project. Program duration is nine months.
All mentors and mentees meet via video conference at the beginning of their mentorship in February, and continue their work through individual meetings during the rest of the mentorship either in person, over Skype, or by phone. A minimum of six meetings is expected during the course of the mentorship. The mentorship will conclude with a presentation of the mentee’s work in a reading at the annual ALTA conference in the fall. CREECA community members may be interested in a project focused on Russian prose, with mentor Marian Schwartz, or Polish, with mentor Bill Johnston.
Further information and application materials can be found on the ALTA website here.