01 May 2024

ITI Awards 2024 - Results

We are delighted to announce the members who achieved the highest marks in the translation and interpreting assessments for MITI Qualified status in 2023/24.

Highest score - Interpreting Assessment: Lin Wang

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Lin is a Chinese (Mandarin) /English interpreter and translator with over nine years’ experience in multiple fields including manufacturing, management, education, psychology, and counselling. She graduated from the University of Bath with an MA in Interpreting and Translation and is currently based in Edinburgh.

Lin was mainly based in China before 2023 but relocated to the UK last year, hoping to find more job opportunities in the UK market. To increase her credibility and raise her profile she decided to join ITI and take the assessment to become a Qualified interpreting member. 

Speaking about winning the award Lin said ' “I am truly honoured and humbled to receive this award. Thank you for the recognition of my work — it means a huge encouragement to be acknowledged in this way.  With this award I’ll be always reminded of the privilege of being an ITI member and the aspiration to be a better interpreter.

John Hayes Prize — Excellence in Translation: Daniel Spencer

Daniel is a translator working from Italian and French into English, specialising in travel, tourism and PR. After studying Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge he worked in translation project management for 4 years before taking the plunge and becoming a full-time freelance translator 8 years ago. He is currently based in Manchester, UK.

Daniel's main motivation for joining ITI was to connect with peers, to build a network, and to further develop his skills through CPD. He has been delighted to discover the support that the ITI community offers. Daniel decided to take the MITI assessment as a way of gaining recognition of his ability, helping him stand out to potential clients. 

Speaking about the award he said, "It is a real honour to win the John Hayes Prize. Receiving this kind of recognition from such an established institution of peers has given me a huge confidence boost and will be a great asset in promoting myself to new clients, giving me another way to demonstrate the quality I can offer. Thank you, ITI!"

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The winner of the John Sykes Prize for Excellence 2024 will be announced shortly.

This award is presented for outstanding achievement in translation or interpreting over a long period. The winner is selected by the current and recent Chairs of the Institute.