Mission and Purpose

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Mission

The mission of the ATA Literary Division is to uphold excellence and ethical standards within the profession, to advocate fair and just treatment of literary translators by authors, agents, publishers, and reviewers, to promote recognition of literary translators, to encourage cooperation with other literary translation organizations, and to provide support and guidance to literary translators as a community.

Purpose

The purpose of the Division is to further cooperation and exchange of information among its members; organize meetings, workshops and conference activities related to literary translation; encourage and promote cooperation with similar organizations; advocate fair and just treatment of literary translators by authors, agents, publishers and reviewers; publicize professional development opportunities; and promote the policies and the objectives of the Division and the Association.