Welcome

UPDATE: This initiative is currently on hold due to, well, a lack of sufficient interest from Indian writers and translators. It’s not dead, though. You can still take the 30-second survey below, message us, etc. If we get enough support, we’ll kick it back into high gear. Thanks.

REQUEST: If you’re an Indian writer or translator and you haven’t taken our 30-second membership survey yet, please do so. It will help us gauge the level of interest and prioritise our efforts. Thank you.

Welcome to the temporary home for the Writers’ & Translators’ Association India (WTAI).

We’re planning to set this organisation up in the coming few months and will share details here and on social media accounts.

The primary goal of this organisation is to help writer and translator members with advice, resources, and writing/translating opportunities from across the Indian publishing industry to further their craft and careers. Here are some sample member benefits.

We also want to campaign and lobby as a self-governing group for better industry practices to help the overall publishing ecosystem grow and thrive. Surely, this is in everyone’s interests, not just writers and translators.

Beyond that and over time, we see this organisation providing how-to guides on all aspects of a writing/translating career (legal, financial, educational), a regular journal/digest with news and views from across the publishing industry, funding opportunities, a community and network of professionals who support each other, and more.

This will be a professionally-organised, membership-funded entity with board oversight and complete transparency and accountability to our members.

A more detailed mission, charter, and standard operating procedures will be developed by the elected management committee and advisory board.

At this early stage, we are looking for people with the following varying skillsets to add to the existing WTAI Setup Team.

This Setup Team’s goals are to work on the following over a period of a few months:
— CREATE the basic infrastructure (including an invited Advisory Board);
— COMPLETE an initial membership drive;
— CONDUCT the first election for a management committee for day-to-day governance.

After this, the WTAI Setup Team will disband and the WTAI will be run by the member-elected management committee and the advisory board.

Want to join the initial setup efforts? Please use the Membership Survey form to let us know.

Suggestions? Questions? Please use the Contact page. We do not respond to all messages but they will be read.

Thank you.

Note: The logo above is a temporary one.

REQUEST: If you’re an Indian writer or translator and you haven’t taken our 30-second membership survey yet, please do so. It will help us gauge the level of interest and prioritise our efforts. Thank you.

 

 

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