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Business Planning for Interpreters and Translators

Being successful requires good business management skills, some of which you may have already learned the hard way. This 90-minute webinar is here to help.

Interpreting Idioms and Cultural References

Interpreters invest a significant amount of time in learning professional terminology, such as terminology related to medical, legal, educational, or…

Translating in the Age of Neural Machine Translation

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ATA New Member Orientation

Start your membership off on the right foot by learning how to take advantage of all the benefits ATA has…

Back to Business Basics

This special webinar series provides business basics for translators and interpreters, useful for beginners as well as experienced professionals. Each webinar focuses on a small, practical piece of advice.

Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Planning for Freelancers

March 2 / 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST

What happens if you are hit by the proverbial bus? Or have power outages after a weather event? Or have to spend unplanned time in the hospital? Sensible contingency planning…

Phone and Email Etiquette for Freelancers

Communicating with clients is key to every freelancer’s success. Still, it’s a skill that few of us have studied, or even thought about in any…

Setting Goals for Your Freelance Translation or Interpreting Business

Setting realistic goals for your business can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What is the right combination of ambition and reason? How…

Entrepreneurial Habits for Freelance Translators and Interpreters

Succeeding as a freelancer will always involve some factors you can’t control—like a global pandemic—but it also involves daily, positive habits and a business mindset….

Handling the Holidays as a Freelancer

This is the third webinar in ATA’s Back to Business Basics series. Each webinar in the series focuses on a small, practical piece of business…

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How to Utilize LinkedIn Strategically to Reach Your Ideal Clients

Many freelancers set up a LinkedIn account because they know it’s what professionals do. Then, they promptly let their profile collect dust—and wonder why it doesn’t bring in much business. Is this you? LinkedIn is one of the best ways for freelancers to connect with colleagues and potential clients. But to really grow your network and your business on this platform, you need to do more than watch it from the sidelines. Don’t let the…

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Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Planning for Freelancers

What happens if you are hit by the proverbial bus? Or have power outages after a weather event? Or have…

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Phone and Email Etiquette for Freelancers

Communicating with clients is key to every freelancer’s success. Still, it’s a skill that few of us have studied, or…

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The New Remote Interpreting Landscape: Back to the Hack

Before COVID-19, remote interpreting was making slow, but steady, inroads into our profession, primarily over platforms specifically designed for providing…

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Setting Goals for Your Freelance Translation or Interpreting Business

Setting realistic goals for your business can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What is the right combination…

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Entrepreneurial Habits for Freelance Translators and Interpreters

Succeeding as a freelancer will always involve some factors you can’t control—like a global pandemic—but it also involves daily, positive…

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Post-Editing: How to Make Machine Translation Work for You

This webinar is presented in Spanish. Should we trust the “man vs. machine” rhetoric that we often see in public…

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Diabetes 101: An Overview for Medical Translators and Interpreters

It does not take long for a new translator or interpreter to see that terminology for diabetes is a necessity…

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Handling the Holidays as a Freelancer

This is the third webinar in ATA’s Back to Business Basics series. Each webinar in the series focuses on a…

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Introducing ATA’s Mastermind Program

Most translators go into business understanding that finding and retaining clients will be hard work. What many fail to see,…

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Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal

Audio description makes visual images accessible for people who are blind or have low vision—the visual is made verbal. Using…

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Diversification: A Tool for Thriving in Uncertain Times

While many things are uncertain when you run your own business—especially during a pandemic and economic crisis—one thing is clear…

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Challenges in Human Rights Translation

How to Research Terminology and Make Your Writing Shine Finding the best terms to use in any area of translation…

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Effective and Pitch-Perfect Marketing during and after COVID-19

With an ongoing global pandemic and economic crisis, marketing your services may not feel like a priority right now. But…

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The Hard Side of Project Management: Software, Timelines, and Gantt Charts

Managing projects efficiently is essential to maximizing business. Using visual representation to track workflow is a great technique for doing…

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The Remote Interpreter’s Companion

Scribbling on a piece of paper is so 2019. Especially in times like these, technology can help us break down…

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Transcreation: Translation With A Twist

Advertising copy should be transcreated rather than translated. The idea of “transcreation” usually generates a lot of curiosity. But have…

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Translation Contracts: Beyond the Basics

You’ve got the contract, but should you sign it? Whether doing business with agencies or direct clients, you need to…

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Creating and Optimizing a Website for Your Freelance Business

Building your own website is not as hard as it looks! When it comes to attracting serious clients online, it’s…

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Translating for the Courts

Observe like a detective, be faithful like a court interpreter, decide like a judge. These are the three basic skills…

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Entering the Changing Interpreting Market

Whether you are just graduating from an interpreting program or have been in the market for a while, this webinar…

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Specialization: Why and How, and What’s the Big Deal?

Translators and interpreters are told they should specialize. But why? And how narrowly? And how do they achieve it? Join…

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Spreading Your Wings: Transitioning from Classroom to a Career in Translation

Can I really make it as a freelancer? Do I need a website? How do I find clients? What services…

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A Step-by-Step Manual: How to Give a School Outreach Presentation and Tips for Capturing a Winning Photo

School by school, class by class, ATA members have shared their careers in ways that captured the imagination of students…

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Killer Networking Skills for Language Industry Professionals

Networking means new business When asked, translators and interpreters often say that referrals from their professional network are one of…

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A Guide to ATA Certification

If you have questions about the Certification Exam, this webinar is for you! In this ATA webinar, two experienced graders…

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Negotiating Translation Agreements

How to Apply Principled Negotiation to Real-Life Settings Negotiation is often portrayed as a winner-take-all game. This is not the…

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Getting Personal About Pricing

A common problem in trying to decide what to charge is overlooking the basics of budgeting. This is a job…

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Terminology Management—Why Would I Do That?

Is there more to your job than the daily chase for the best translation? Consider the long-term view instead: taking…

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Copyediting for Translators—Making Serious Writing Sing

Translators often face dilemmas when working with writing by intelligent authors with sloppy writing habits. How do you deal with…

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The Price is Right—Pricing Strategies for Your Translation Services

How do you set and get a fair price for your translation services? This must-watch webinar lays out the most…

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The Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Translators

Intellectual Property Law (IPL) can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when dealing with editorials, journals, and authors in literary translation….

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Translating Patents for Evidence and PCT Filing

Attend this webinar to learn the requirements for the translation of patents for evidence in proceedings at national and international…

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Effective Marketing to Translation Companies

How do freelancers find the right translation company? Translation companies are the backbone of many freelancer businesses, but both beginning…

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Proofreading Your Work Efficiently and Effectively

Drafting the perfect translation—and proving you are worth the money—can get messy. Attend this webinar to learn how to put…

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Translating for the International Development Sector

International development-translating for government agencies, development contractors, NGOs and private foundations that work in developing countries—may be the biggest specialization…

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Problems, Solutions, and Precipitates: Translating for the Pharmaceutical, Chemical, and Cosmetic Industries

Quality assurance systems and regulatory requirements often drive translation needs in the broad chemical industry. We translate standard operating procedures,…

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The Business of Translation with U.S. CalPro

How much do you really know about your business-operating costs? Average hourly rate? Target income? We’re not talking about a…

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ATA School Outreach: A Fun and Rewarding Way to Raise Awareness of Our Professions

In 2013 translation and interpretation jobs were among the 15 fastest growing professions in the US. The School Outreach Program…

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Ouch! That Translation Hurts! Challenges that English-into-Arabic Medical Translators Face Daily

Not only is medical content challenging for Arabic translators, but also the difference in clinical settings that might not have…

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Time Management for Freelancers: How to Get Things Done!

Poor time management is a major pitfall for many freelancers. Without a system for scheduling and prioritizing, we can end…

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New International Payment Options for Translators and Agencies

Do you like to work with international clients and vendors but find that the bank fees are killing you? Then…

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Technical Writing for ‘Into English’ Translators

Superb writing skills are not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about a technical translator’s skill set….

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How to Write a Winning ATA Conference Proposal

How do you develop, write, and submit a presentation proposal for ATA’s Annual Conference? In this webinar, ATA President-Elect Corinne…

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An Introduction to Note-Taking for Interpreters

Memorizing information is an essential part of a consecutive interpreter’s work. However, relying solely on memory can sometimes be difficult—and…

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Translating Contracts to and from French

All translators are called upon to translate a contract at some point in their careers, but what appears at first…

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