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Recent Articles: January 2009


Call for Nominations
The 2009 Nominating Committee is pleased to call for nominations from ATA’s membership to fill the positions of president-elect, secretary, and treasurer (each a two-year term), as well as three directors’ positions (each a three-year term).

ATA Honors and Awards Recipients
Profiles of the winners of the Alexander Gode Medal, Lewis Galantière Award, Marian S. Greenfield Financial Translation Presentation Award, ATA Student Translation Award, and ATA’s 2007-2008 School Outreach Contest.

My First Experience with Client Outreach: Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs in the Trenches
By Alina R. Mugford
Preparation and perseverance pay off when a translator reaches out to her local business community.

Scoring the Consortium for State Court’s Oral Proficiency Exam for Interpreters
By Wanda Romberger
An overview of the scoring mechanism for the Consortium exam, including its design and the training received by exam raters.

Some Lessons Learned in Chinese Technical Translation
By Bruce G. Hyman
The translation of Chinese-language scientific and technical documents, particularly in the rapidly developing information technology fields, requires constant attention to lexicography.

ATA: Looking Back Through Words
Reflections on Alexander Gode, ATA’s first president (1960-1963).