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The Association of Welsh Translators and Interpreters

The Association of Welsh Translators and Interpreters has around 140 members (translators and interpreters). Their website is in Welsh.

Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru has three categories of professional membership: Full and Basic for translators and an Interpreting Membership. Membership of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru is via successful completion of its examination procedure.

On paying their annual subscription fee, members make a commitment to adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru which also has a complaints procedure. Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru also offers, for a fee, a Translation Quality Assessment Service.

Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru also has categores of affiliation that allow it to recognize translation companies, public and third sector organizations. In order to encourage and support students considering a career in translation and/or interpreting, it also offers an affiliate category for students.

Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru highly values the promotion of professional development for its members and prospective members. It organizes a varied programme of workshops throughout Wales. Members, through the continuous professional development scheme, Balchder Crefft, are encouraged to continuously update their skills and knowledge in order to offer a service of the the highest quality.

Members of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru work in public sector organizations (including central/local government and educational institutions), in private sector companies, in third sector organizations and as free-lance translators and interpreters.

In order to apply for membership, please click on the link below:

Claiming back costs of becoming a member

Most people don’t know that they can reclaim tax on their memberships.

You can reclaim tax you pay on fees or subscriptions to some approved professional organisations – but only if you must have membership to do your job or it’s helpful for your work.