Antiochians Serve on Publishing Board; Text Translators Sought


The Orthodox Christian Translation Society (OCTS), a non-profit organization committed to facilitating the entire process of creating high-quality Orthodox translations from project conception to publication and distribution, is accepting proposals for future translation projects.

OCTS is a pan-Orthodox organization with Antiochian leadership. Bishop Basil (Essey) of the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America is on the OCTS Advisory Board, and several members of the OCTS Board of Directors attend parishes in the Antiochian Archdiocese: Charles Harvey and David Twombly, St. John in Memphis, Tennessee; and Stacy Shipman, St. Michael in Louisville, Kentucky.

"If an Orthodox text exists that a translator believes can and should be made available in another language, then OCTS exists to assist them in bringing that translation to fruition." notes OCTS Board of Directors member David Twombly.

OCTS accepts proposals from skilled translators and then selects projects to support. Once a project is chosen, OCTS commits to support that project financially from beginning to end. This includes translation, editing, publication, and distribution. Each translator is supported financially according to a method which best suits his or her needs; this may include hourly compensation, compensation based on length of the text, or royalty payments made at the time of sales. In this way, OCTS provides opportunities for skilled translators to commit their time to Orthodox translation work while also supporting themselves and their families or monastic communities.

The deadline for proposal submissions is October 1, 2012. For more information about submitting a proposal, visit the OCTS website.