The Savvy Newcomer

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

The Devil is in the Details: Why You need to Start Using a Corpus

The Devil is in the Details: Why You Need to Start Using a Corpus to Localize and Translate Better

By The Savvy Newcomer | June 28, 2022

This post was originally published on Ana Lis Salotti Translations. It is reposted with permission. Do you know what a CORPUS is? Have you ever…

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Healthy Relationships with Translation Agencies and Project Managers

Healthy Relationships with Translation Agencies and Project Managers

By The Savvy Newcomer | June 7, 2022

This post was originally published on A Translator Thinking Outside the Box. It is reposted with permission. December’s always been a crazy month for me.…

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Make Yourself Ridiculously Referrable

Make Yourself Ridiculously Referrable

By The Savvy Newcomer | May 24, 2022

This post was originally published on the 15 Minute Freelancer Podcast. It is republished with permission.  Tell me, is there any better feeling as a…

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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.

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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.

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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E65: Inside Specialization – Translating Sustainability

Discover what jobs are available in the sustainability and waste management market in Episode 65 of The ATA Podcast.

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E63: Inside Specialization – Conference Interpreting

Here’s your chance to find out what it’s really like to work as a conference interpreter in Episode 63 of The ATA Podcast.

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E61: Inside Specialization – Technical Translator

In this episode, find out what it’s like to work as a highly specialized technical translator in a hard science.

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Featured Webinars

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

Hanging Out Your (Remote) Shingle: Home Studio and Client Base

Hanging Out Your (Remote) Shingle: Home Studio and Client Base

Learn how to set up your remote interpreting business and identify the types of clients you need to make it successful! Remote interpreting is…

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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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Featured Articles

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

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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How to Nail the "About" Page of Your Website

By The ATA Chronicle | November 13, 2018

The “About” page of your business website is arguably the most important page to get right. Why? This section allows potential clients to get to know you and get a sense of what you’ll be like to work with.

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The ATA Chronicle provides strategies and solutions to the challenges facing translators and interpreters. A subscription is an invaluable benefit of ATA membership.

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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Divisions

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 has grown but finding quality jobs is still a challenge. That's where the power of an ATA membership can make a difference!