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Translation Services: Home

A guide to help students, faculty, and staff at the University of Tennessee find assistance with translation (written materials).

Note: this guide is not currently being updated.

Translation Resources at the University of Tennessee

Note: this guide is not currently being updated.

Paid Translators: University Contact List

Call the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, which maintains a list of translators for various languages.  The list is not on the Dept. Web site.  Call 865-974-2311 and the secretary will provide a contact in the appropriate language.   The fee for translation services is between the requestor and the translator.

Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
1115 Volunteer Blvd.
701 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996 -0470

Phone: (865) 974-2311 | Fax: (865) 974-7096


The Center for International Education serves as a catalyst at every level for the internationalization of the UT Knoxville community.

1620 Melrose Avenue
Knoxville TN 37996-3531
Find us on campus map

Phone: 865-974-3177 | Fax: 865-974-2985


Machine Translations: Free But Not Very Reliable

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From the Turpin Library guide to Translation Services and Software: "Machine translation services (where a computer does the translating) produce very crude translations that give you the gist of a document, but are not reliable (or quotable). Google translate is often the best.  Professional human translators are expensive. See links to paid translation services but also to tools that will help you translate yourself if you know a bit of the language."

The American Translators Association: Search for Certified Translators

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The graphic below shows settings to reveal a list of ATA-certified translators of Japanese to English with the Pure Sciences (General) chosen under the heading Area of Specialization

The parameters shown restrict the results to those within United States, but international options are also available. 

Multiple categories exist under Area of Specialization including Veterinary Medicine, which is found under Medicine (General).

ATA seach, screen shot


Other Guides to Translation Resources

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