Demystifying ATA’s Certification Exam: Better Off “Literal” or “Free”?

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

A common misconception about ATA’s certification exam is that candidates must translate literally or word-for-word to be successful. Even those who aren’t susceptible to…

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Enhanced Productivity with Text Expansion

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

Note: The following was originally published in Deep Focus, the newsletter of ATA’s Audiovisual Division: www.ata-divisions.org/AVD. I haven’t typed my full name or email…

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Crowdin

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

Crowdin (https://crowdin.com) has undergone tremendous change over the years. It has evolved into a company with 65 full-time employees and the focus of its…

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How to Get Out of a Marketing Rut in Your T&I Business

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

So many people would love to make marketing a habit in their translation or interpreting freelance business, but it can be easier said than…

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Interpreting in Rural Communities

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

Language access services that provide community interpreting remain concentrated in urban centers. As such, rural communities must rely upon remote access, a model that fails to account for the cultural specificity of rural life and livelihood. How are interpreters in rural communities adapting to meet the increased need for language access?

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Literary Translation: Finding Focus in Its Fuzzy Borders

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

What makes literary translation challenging is also what makes it interesting. A good translation should respect and reflect the author’s style and vocabulary, but this doesn’t mean that every single word or phrase you choose has to perfectly resemble the author in style and effect. Let’s explore some of the frequent challenges faced by literary translators, such as making the voice of a character sound authentic and translating names and places with intentional meanings or symbolism.

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Dynamic Duos: How Interpreters and Speech-Language Pathologists Collaborate to Serve Children with Disabilities

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

Interpreting and speech-language pathology are professions centered in language and communication. So, what happens when these worlds meet? Learn how speech-language pathologists and interpreters in Minnesota have collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Education to develop dynamic training workshops to help language professionals serve linguistically diverse school districts.

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Becoming a Mentor: Giving Back and Leveling Up

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

Mentoring someone isn’t just about sharing wisdom, passing along expertise, or supporting the development of (future) colleagues. Mentoring is also expected to benefit the mentor. Whether you’re working with a student, a new professional, or a colleague, the interactions you have as a mentor will lead you to reflect more critically and deeply on your professional practice.

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Summary of the ATA Compensation Survey

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

To address the need for a comprehensive picture of the market for translation and interpreting services, ATA recently conducted a compensation survey. The ATA Compensation Survey serves to provide professional practitioners and others with an overview of the income and pay rate data of translators, interpreters, and company owners working in the U.S.

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From the Executive Director: Board Meeting Highlights

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The American Translators Association’s Board of Directors held its Winter Board meeting February 5–6 in Los…

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From the President: An Exciting Time to Be a Member!

By The ATA Chronicle | March 20, 2022

From the President Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo president@atanet.org Twitter: @mszampaulo As I write this, ATA’s Board has just wrapped up a very successful and productive…

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From the President-Elect: It’s Full Steam Ahead for ATA63!

By The ATA Chronicle | March 20, 2022

From the President-Elect Veronika Demichelis veronika@veronikademichelis.com Get ready! ATA’s 63rd Annual Conference will be here before you know it, and it’s shaping up to…

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