Page 1: Informed Consent

Please read carefully the information provided below.

You are being invited to participate in a research study titled ‘Literary translators’ perceptions of their roles and attitudes towards technology in contemporary society’. This study is being conducted by Paola Ruffo as part of her PhD project under the auspices of the Centre for Translation & Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS) and the Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies (LINCS) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

The purpose of this research study is to develop a deeper understanding of the human and technological factors at play in the field of literary translation by giving literary translators the opportunity to share their personal narratives of (1) their role in contemporary society and (2) their attitudes towards technologies.

If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire. This questionnaire will ask about your professional status and use of technology in your work. The questionnaire will typically take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. It is possible to save your answers and return to them later by clicking on the 'Finish later' button at the bottom of the page.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. Any information that you provide in this study will remain confidential and anonymous.

As the researcher, I will be pleased to answer any questions you may have concerning my research project. If you have any questions during, between, or after your participation, please send an email to:

By clicking 'Next', you confirm that (1) you are at least 18 years old, (2) have read and understood the above information and (3) give your consent to voluntarily participate in this study.

Thank you for taking the time to participate!

Paola Ruffo
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, UK