Practice informed research: Translation and Interpreting researcher Dr Marc Orlando

Dr Marc Orlando, lecturer in Translation and Interpreting studies, and professional translator and conference interpreter, talks about his research in the education and training of future industry professionals.

Marc explains his “practice-informed research” in relation to his work translating the book from the ABC series The First Australians into French, and his pioneering development of digital pen technology that allows the simultaneous capture of sounds and writing in an interpreting context.

“I'm always looking for ways that practice can inform research, research can inform training , and training can inform practice – it's a cyclical thing”, says Marc.

He also talks about the opportunities and pitfalls of machine translation, and cautions against the myth that the world is becoming increasingly Anglophone.

Translation and Interpreting at Monash