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May 24, 2018

Agencies vs. Freelancers? A Market Analysis

Presenters: John Milan, Mike Collins

Time: 12 noon U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 60 minutes

Level: All

CE Point(s): 1

Registration: ATA Member ($45) | Non-Member ($60)

The last three decades have seen significant change in how translators, interpreters, and agencies work. Have these developments in our industry created an “us vs. them” mentality? Let’s take a look at what’s happening now in order to prepare for the future.

About the Presenters

John Milan is the treasurer of ATA, and has served on the Finance and Audit Committee since 2015. He is an ATA-certified translator, economist, writer, and lecturer with over 20 years of experience in language services. He has an MS in microeconomics from Ohio State University, where he was a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellow. He is a past president of the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters (an ATA chapter).

Michael Collins has been active in technical translation and localization for over 30 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Russian and German from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in Slavic linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also studied at the university level in Germany and Yugoslavia. He is an ATA-certified German>English and Russian>English translator. He is the author of numerous articles and presentations on translation and the translation industry. He is the past president of Global Translation Systems, Inc., as well as a past president of the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters. He currently works as a freelance translator.



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