The Norwegian Association of Literary Translators (NO)
NO has got 350 members translating into Norwegian from 50 languages. The association also has a number of members who collectively translate from Norwegian into 15 other languages. NO is an independent organisation, and one of several specialised translators’ associations in Norway. The others are: The Norwegian Audiovisual Translators Association (NAViO), The Norwegian Non-fiction Writers And Translators Association (NFFO), The Association of Government Authorized Translators in Norway (STF) and Norwegian Interpreters Association (TF).The association’s objectives are to:
- serve as a professional meeting place for literary translators
- maintain excellence in Norwegian translations
- defend and promote the shared professional and financial interests of its members
- insofar as possible assist individual members in other ways
NO represents the interests of its members toward state institutions, before the law, in matters regarding copyright protection, and in other areas. On behalf of its members, NO negotiates and concludes standard agreements with various private and public parties, including the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and the Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras (NTO). The most important of which is doubtlessly the standard agreement concluded with the Norwegian Publishers Association (Den norske Forleggerforening). The present standard agreement was signed in November 2019 and went into effect from 1 January 2020.
Standard contract translations 2020
The old standard agreement from 2006
Standard contract translations 2006
Standrad contract Annexe A
Standard contract Annexe B
Services for our members The association has several special support programmes for members. Member may for instance apply to get a portion of their expenses for health insurance reimbursed. Members can apply for help in financing necessary equipment such as a computer once every four years. The association also manages a solidarity fund to assist members financially in unusual circumstances.
Berlin The association owns an apartment in Berlin, which is let to members on a weekly basis, for a rent of 2500 NOK per week. The flat can sleep 4, and there are two functional work spaces. Pictures HERE
Nettverksted.no In collaboration with the other translators organisations, NO runs the website Nettverkstedet where members have free access to a range of dictionaries and other reference works. From this website, anyone can log on to the translators’ discussion forum «o-ringen» to seek help from colleagues via email.
Prizes NO awards the annual Bastian prizes for an outstanding translation work. A list of previous prize winners is found HERE.
Administration The administration has its office at Kronprinsens gate 17, 0251 Oslo. The office has a small staff, and is open on workdays from 9am to 3pm.
Visiting address: Kronprinsens gate 17, 0251 Oslo
Postal address: Kronprinsens gate 17, NO-0251 OSLO, Norway tel.: (+47) 22 47 80 90 email: email@example.com www.oversetterforeningen.no