ATA was established to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of its members. Members include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.
ATA’s mission is to promote the recognition of professional translators and interpreters, to facilitate communication among its members, to establish standards of competence and ethics, to provide its members with professional development opportunities, and to advocate on behalf of the profession.
The American Translators Association is a not-for-profit membership organization governed by its Bylaws, which define the scope and nature of its activities, and an elected Board of Directors, which conducts the business of the group. ATA is incorporated as a 501(c)(6) association in the State of New York.
The elected Board of Directors is responsible for managing the Association and guiding its development. ATA's Board members are unsalaried and receive no compensation for their services.
As a volunteer-driven organization, member participation at the committee level is the strength behind many of ATA’s programs, activities, and events. Committees provide the opportunity for members to get involved, give back, and broaden their professional network.
ATA’s ethics, policies, and procedures ensure that its governance is ethical, transparent, and in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and the United States of America.
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