The What and Why of Certification Exam Conditions

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

As we move toward an online version of ATA’s certification exam, some long-standing exam conditions will be changing—things like bringing your own dictionaries and…

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Looking Forward More than Backward

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

The president’s column in this edition of The ATA Chronicle often reflects on the year just ended and recaps the highlights for ATA and…

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Whether In Person or Virtual, ATA62 Will Not Disappoint!

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

Planning is well underway for this year’s Annual Conference, set to take place October 27-30 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Last…

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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and the Interpreter

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

For my first column of 2021, I would like to share something that may sound strange but helped me get through 2020: autonomous sensory…

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How to Maintain Your Working Languages as a Translator

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

“Learning is like rowing upstream. If you stop rowing, you’ll start floating backwards.” —Chinese proverb Every translator knows that continuous study is key to…

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Social Media and Translators

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

Since the use of social media has become increasingly important for my business (and many of yours as well), I thought it would be…

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Progress Toward a Remote Testing Model of ATA’s Certification Exam

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

What’s happening with at-home testing? This question is on the minds of many members as ATA works to address the effects of the pandemic…

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Translating Humor Is A Serious Business

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

Puns, regionalisms, wordplay, and cultural references can make the literal translation of humor a joke in itself, not to mention a seemingly impossible challenge for the translator!

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2021 Honors and Awards Now Open!

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

ATA and the American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation (AFTI) present annual and biennial awards to encourage, reward, and publicize outstanding work done by…

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ATA Joins Forces with the Association of Language Companies to Bridge the Education/Career Gap

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

The Association of Language Companies (ALC) has been working to increase connections, relationships, and shared learning between the professional and academic sides of the…

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ATA’s New Mastermind Program for Members: What Is It and Who Can Benefit

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

Do your fellow ATA members know business practices, resources, and techniques you would never hear about in a class or webinar? ATA’s Mastermind Program may just change that!

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Terms and Conditions of Service: The Key to Future-Proofing and Protecting Your Translation Business

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

From the buyer’s side, I can’t imagine working with a professional who doesn’t put their promise in writing. From the translator’s side, I can’t imagine doing business without protecting my interests. A well-drafted contract is such a win for both sides in any line of business that the thought of doing business without one is, to me, simply inconceivable.

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