An online venue for professional translators
1. The purpose of Stridonium is to provide an online venue at which professional
translators may exchange information and opinions and provide mutual assistance.
It is hoped that this will both benefit the members concerned, and contribute to
the assurance and raising of professional standards within the translation
profession as a whole.
2. Stridonium is intended for practising professional translators only. Whilst
conceding that the term “professional” is arbitrary and open to interpretation,
Stridonium associates it first and foremost with a degree of commitment to the
profession. Applicants for membership are therefore required to provide evidence
of such commitment, for instance by demonstrating membership of a national
translators' association and/or a minimum period of professional practice.
3. Stridonium is intended for translators from all countries and translating
from and into all languages, not least because translators in other countries
may in some cases be best placed to provide assistance.
4. Stridonium has adopted the position that issues of interest to practising
professionals are best discussed in private. The forums of Stridonium are
therefore accessible only to Stridonium members, who in turn are requested to
treat their content in confidence as appropriate.
5.Stridonium's principal purpose is to meet a need which is considered not to be
met by similar sites at the present time. It does however have a commercial dimension,
since membership comes against a fee. This is primarily intended to cover operating
and development costs. Despite its commercial structure, Stridonium is a site run by
translators, for translators.