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Resources for Translators

The links below offer information which will be of interest to translators as well as to others interested in Sweden or Swedish literature.

General Information

Consulate General of Sweden in New York

Swedish Book Review

Organizations and Institutes

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

Swedish-American Historical Society

The Swedish Institute in Stockholm

The Baltic Institute on Gotland

Författarförbundets översättarsektion

Organizations for Translators

ALTA (American Literary Translators Association)

ATA (American Translators Association)

NCTA (Northern California Translators Association)

NOTIS (Northwest Translators & Interpreters Society)

SELTA (Swedish English Literary Translators Association)


Academic Programs

Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington

Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Online Dictionaries

Swedish monolingual

Svenska Akademiens ordbok

Svenska Akademiens ordlista

Databastermer (contains many English translations)

Svenska datatermgruppens sökfunktion

Swedish>English or English>Swedish

Ordlista från Polisen (link to pdf)

Synskadades riksförbundet (link will automatically download .doc file)


Further Information

The ALTA website has a section devoted to a list of journals, magazines and other publishers who welcome translations. Please see for more info on the list. They also list grants and awards that translators may apply for.