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New Twists on Old Scams: Language Professionals Beware!

By The ATA Chronicle | July 20, 2020

Some scammers are finding new target audiences because a lot of people are working from home who have not worked from home before. While the current scams are not new, some scammers are adding new twists.

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What the Business Practices Education Committee Is Doing for ATA Members

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

To succeed in today’s competitive economy, you need specialized knowledge and an inside track. As an ATA member, we’ve got you covered with ATA’s Business Practices Education Committee.

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AB 5: It's Not Just in California

By The ATA Chronicle | January 16, 2020

The recent passage of Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) in California, which implements the stringent “ABC Test” embodied in the Dynamex decision and mandates classification of translators and interpreters as employees, is already disrupting our profession in California. Translators and…

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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 to spend unplanned time…

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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 even thought about in…

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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 of ambition and reason?…

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