Michael Robertson

Editorial and Translation Services

Translators’ Association (London)

“The Translators Association was set up in 1958 to provide translators with an effective means of protecting their interests and sharing their concerns. The TA is a source of expert advice, a representative for individuals, and an advocate for the profession as a whole.”

Links to professional organizations

Links to professional bodies and groups connected with editing, indexing and translation.

European Medical Writers’ Association

“The EMWA … represents, supports and trains medical communicators in Europe. This website offers access to EMWA's journal, The Write Stuff , as well as listings for freelancers and vacancies for both freelance and in-house medical writers and editors.”

American Medical Writers’ Association

The AMWA aims “to promote excellence in medical communication. Through an extensive educational program, various publications, and unparalleled opportunities for networking, AMWA encourages and enables medical communicators to extend their professional expertise.”

American Society for Indexing

“The American Society for Indexing, Inc. (ASI) is a national association founded in 1968 to promote excellence in indexing and increase awareness of the value of well-written and well-designed indexes.”

Society for Editors and Proofreaders

“The SfEP is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.” The web site includes a searchable directory of editors  available.

Institute of Translation and Interpreting

“Are you searching for a translator, interpreter or agency? Then select the Directory of Members to locate a professional service provider.”

European Association of Science Editors

“An internationally oriented community of individuals from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience who share an interest in science communication and editing.”

Deutsches Netzwerk der Indexer (DNI)

“DNI is a group of indexing specialists based in the German-speaking countries and/or working in German.”

Verband der Freien Lektorinnen und Lektoren (VFLL)

Association for editors in Germany. The web site includes a searchable database of editors.

Society of Indexers

“The Society exists to promote indexing, the quality of indexes and the profession of indexing.” The web site includes a searchable directory of indexers  available.