The Business of Translation & Interpreting Seminar
Crowne Plaza Hotel • Seattle, Washington August 28, 2004

An ATA Professional Development Seminar
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Gain insight from successful members of the translation and interpreting fields—a senior project manager, presidents of established language services companies, a seasoned freelance translator; take part in exercises to sharpen your negotiating skills; learn the practical aspects of contractual agreements by analyzing real contracts that are currently used; discover the do's and don'ts of how to find and keep customers; and witness the unveiling of the hiring process.

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Schedule for Saturday, August 28:

The American Translators Association will provide a full day of in-depth sessions, including a continental breakfast in the morning, a Job Marketplace, and a Networking Session following the final presentation. Continuing Education Credit: Earn 8 ATA Continuing Education Points.

7:30am Onsite Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30am The Translation Company Unveiled
Leah Ruggiero
10:45am Contracts and the Freelance Translator and Interpreter
Courtney Searls-Ridge
12:45pm Lunch on your own
2:15pm Market Segments and How to Pursue Them
Beatriz Bonnet  

Running Your T/I Business Out of Your Home
Eta Trabing

6:30pm Networking Session

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ATA Certification Exam
An ATA certification exam sitting will be held on Sunday, August 29. This will be a standard exam, not specialty-specific. To register, please visit the ATA website to obtain the Eligibility Requirements Form and Examination Registration Form.

ATA Mentoring Workshop
ATA's Mentoring Program will offer a skill-building workshop for new mentors and mentees on Sunday, August 29. To learn more, please visit the Mentoring Program section of the ATA website.

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