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ITI Award winners announced

The best in the translation and interpreting sector was celebrated at ITI’s ‘One Day in…’ event on 16 June with the announcement of the winners of the Institute’s awards programme.

Chris Durban was the recipient of The John Sykes Memorial Prize for Excellence, which recognises outstanding contribution to the world of translation and interpreting over a long period.


Chris Durban and Nick Rosenthal
Chris Durban receives her certificate from Nick Rosenthal


In addition to her over 40 years’ translation experience, Chris has written client education materials including Translation, Getting it Right (now available in 19 languages) and its companion piece Interpreting, Getting it Right. She also co-authored the Fire Ant & Worker Bee advice column in Translation Journal (online) and, in April 2014, contributed to 101 Things a Translator Needs to Know.

She is co-organiser of SFT’s biennial summer school for financial translators, and an instructor on the ‘Translate in…’ seminars for Eng<>Fr translators. She is also a popular speaker at events organised by translator associations and other professional groups,

Chris is a member of SFT and a Fellow of ITI.

The winners of the other awards were:


John Hayes Prize

Excellence in Translation

Winner: Ellen Worrell


Interpreting Assessment Award

Winner: Hiromi Green


Academic research

Winner: Yi Gu

Special commendation: Joshua Branson
Special commendation: Deirdre McMahon


Best performance on a translation assignment

Winner: Heather Stacey


Best performance on an interpreting assignment

Winner: Yelena McCafferty, Talk Russian Ltd


Best newcomer – corporate member

Winner: Ida Hauge

Special commendation: Katie Magill


Best newcomer: freelancer

Winner: Lottie Valks


Regional event/initiative

Winner: ITI Western Regional Group

Special commendation: ITI Cymru Wales


Corporate Member

Winner: Brasshouse Translation & Interpreting Services


Industry Ambassador

Winner: Susan Fortescue



Our 2018 judges:

Ros Schwartz

Jonathan Downie

Claire Cox

Clare Suttie

Andrea Alvisi

Karen Tkacyzk


Awards Chair: Catherine Park


ITI Award winners 2018
ITI Award winners 2018



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