The Savvy Newcomer

Find resources written by working translators and interpreters who have been where you are right now.

How to Use Video to Attract New Clients to Your Website

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 10, 2023

This post was originally published on Successful Freelance Translator. It is reposted with permission. Hey, guys! Many of us have personal websites (if no, check…

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The Role of the Genealogical Translator

Savvy Diversification Series – The Role of the Genealogical Translator

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 29, 2022

The Savvy Newcomer team has been taking stock of the past year and finding that one key priority for many freelance translators and interpreters has…

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What to Do With All Those Languages You Speak

What to Do With All Those Languages You Speak

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 22, 2022

The following is a translation of the post “Traduction: Que faire de toutes ces langues que vous parlez?” (you can read the original via the…

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Call for Speakers

Speaking at an ATA conference is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. You will gain recognition as an industry leader by sharing your expertise.

Submit your proposal by March 1

Guide to Starting Out as a Translator

Translation is one of the fastest-growing careers. ATA offers this e-book to help set you up for success in this dynamic and exciting field.

The intention of this e-book is not to teach you how to translate, but to help you build a strong launchpad for your new career.


Inside Specialization

Featured episodes of The ATA Podcast tackle the "what, why, and how" of a specialty that might be just what you're looking for.

E80: Inside Specialization – Machine Translation and Post-Editing

Join podcast host Daniel Šebesta and guest Arle Lommel as they discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of machine translation, post-editing, and artificial intelligence.

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E77: Inside Specialization – Editing, Proofreading, and Copyediting

Join podcast host Gloria Cabrejos and guest Eve Bodeux to learn the skills required to specialize in editing, proofreading, and copyediting.

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E75: Inside Specialization – Interpreting for Spiritual Care in Health Care Settings

Join podcast hosts Tatiana Cestari and Anne Connor as they discuss this overlooked specialty of interpreting.

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E73: Inside Specialization – Legal Translation

Hear about the role passion plays in the decision to become a legal translator and learn the key to becoming one of the best.

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E72: Inside Specialization – International Trade Translation

It’s the knowledge beyond the words on the page that will take you places in the specialization of International Trade Translation.

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E71: Inside Specialization – Audiovisual Translation

Get the insight and advice you need to specialize in audiovisual translation.

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Featured Webinars

ATA's Webinar Series provides affordable and effective online education for starting your career.

Getting Started with memoQ

Learn how to get started with memoQ translator pro! Knowing how to use your translation environment tool efficiently will help you boost your productivity…

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Beginner Tips and Tricks for Trados Studio

Beginner Tips and Tricks for Trados Studio

Learn how to maximize the basic functionality of Trados Studio and boost your efficiency! Trados Studio is the most powerful and popular CAT (computer-assisted…

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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 hard to beat a…

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Featured Articles

The ATA Chronicle offers current and relevant articles for starting your career.

From the President-Elect: The Final Countdown!

By The ATA Chronicle | September 18, 2022

From the President-Elect Veronika Demichelis The countdown is on for ATA63! In a few short weeks (or days, depending on when you’re reading this),…

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Translator Exercise Routines?

By The ATA Chronicle | January 11, 2019

We’re all different, but we all need to get this whole fitness thing done somehow. So, as busy professionals, how do we stay healthy and manage our stress? It’s all about personality and what motivates us as individuals.

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How to Build a Translator/Interpreter Résumé That Sells

By The ATA Chronicle | January 11, 2019

How do you know whether your résumé measures up against others who work in the same language pair(s) or specialization(s)? Here are nine tips on how to sell your services effectively through your résumé so that you can stand out to those who are on the receiving end.

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More resources to help you start your career

Annual Conference

Build partnerships, promote yourself and your services, and get involved by attending events that offer specialized networking opportunities.

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Connect with members that share your unique interests and challenges. ATA’s specialty- and language-specific divisions offer essential resources to stay on top of emerging trends and industry news.

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Get Involved

Volunteering with ATA helps you build a community and contribute to the advancement of the profession as a whole. ATA offers many ways to get involved, get connected, and give back.

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Mentoring Program

Advice, encouragement, lessons learned, career guidance—the benefits of being a mentee can be critical to the success of your career.

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Local Resources

ATA Chapters and Affiliates serve translators and interpreters at the local level by providing events, workshops, and support in your community.

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How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator

This guide for setting up shop offers lessons learned, from finding clients to setting rates.

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Join the ATA community

The demand for translators and interpreters continues to grow. Become part of a community that supports your goals as a language professional.