Íkala, Revista de Lenguaje y Cultura
Print version ISSN 0123-3432
ORDONEZ LOPEZ, Pilar. Sworn Translators' and Interpreters' Assessment. Literature Review and Analysis of the Information of Candidates for Certification and Recruitment Examinations. Íkala [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.21, pp. 59-81. ISSN 0123-3432.
This article sets out to reveal the lack of standardisation and rigour in the field of translation assessment and its implications on candidates for translator's certification or recruitment examinations. A brief review of translation assessment literature is followed by a practical analysis of the information provided to candidates in three different examination procedures: examinations for the certification as a Sworn Translator, organised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; examinations for the Chartered Institute of Linguists ''Diploma in Translation;'' and recruitment competitions for translators in the European Commission.
Keywords : translation assessment; quality standards; assessment models; translators certification examinations; recruitment competitions.