A Sense of Hope: Interpreters/Translators Share Their Vaccination Journey

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

As the vaccination distribution program kicks into high gear in the U.S., we asked interpreters and translators what getting vaccinated means to them both personally and professionally. We also asked them if the advocacy efforts of translator and interpreter organizations had an impact on their eligibility for early vaccination.

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In Memoriam: S. Edmund Berger

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

S. Edmund Berger Namesake of the S. Edmund Berger Prize for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Translation (November 13, 1922–December 13, 2020) (The following…

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From the Executive Director: Board Meeting Highlights

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The ATA Board of Directors held its Spring Board meeting virtually April 24–25, 2021. Here are…

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ATA’s Virtual Advocacy Trip to Capitol Hill

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

Every year, ATA lends its voice as one of the advocates from the language professions to meet with Congress and request legislation and funding in support of language education and industry priorities. This year, the Association had the opportunity to do so twice!

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6 Ways to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Online Marketing Efforts

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

We’ve all been guilty of self-sabotage at some point during our entrepreneurial journey. We often make online marketing much harder than it really is. The stories we tell ourselves about why we can’t do something can cause us to stall our marketing efforts, whether we realize it at first or not. The key is to make your marketing feel like you.

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ATA Member Orientation: A Bird’s-Eye View of All ATA Has to Offer

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

As an association with members around the globe and a wide variety of interest groups, programs, and events, ATA might seem like somewhat of a puzzle to members. That’s why ATA’s Membership Committee began to consider how it could provide an easy-to-digest snapshot of everything ATA offers so members could choose where to get involved and avoid feeling lost. Our answer: the ATA Member Orientation sessions!

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Getting Started with Terminology Management

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

Terminology management makes or breaks the success of globalization and localization efforts in terms of both budgets and sales. Despite its strategic value, however, many are unaware that terminology is key to producing solid, well-performing products. And once they are aware, many don’t know where to start. If you find yourself needing a little help in this area as well, then read on for some guidelines for getting started with terminology management.

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From the President: The Vital Work of ATA Committees

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org If ATA divisions are our members’ “home within a home”—the place they go to be with other…

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From the President-Elect: Either in Person or Virtual, ATA62 Will Not Disappoint!

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

From the President-Elect Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo madalena@accessibletranslations.com Twitter: @mszampaulo The call for proposals for #ATA62 closed on March 1, with more than 320 proposals…

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Teamwork: The Pros and Cons of Being a Lone Wolf or a Pack Animal

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

From the outside looking in, most translators probably seem like lone wolves, happily working at their desks all day with hardly any social contact.…

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To Be or Not to Be Certified: The Dilemma for Non-Spanish Interpreters

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

In an industry where the majority of professionals are freelancers and where subject matter expertise cannot be easily judged by clients or intermediaries, certification…

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Automating Computer Tasks Is Easier than You Think

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

Whenever I face a repetitive task, I wonder if there’s a way to automate it to make it go faster. This weekend, for instance,…

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