The Savvy Newcomer
Find resources written by working translators and interpreters who have been where you are right now.
How to Make a Better Clientscape
Title explanation: If a landscape is the land around you, your friendscape is what you see when you look out at your friends, and your…Read More
Your Guide to a 5-Star Email Signature
This post was originally published on LION Translation Academy. It is reposted with permission. If you want to break into the premium market, a quality…Read More
Savvy Diversification Series – The Role of the Genealogical Translator
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…Read More
Get ready for the event made for you!
Attend educational sessions, job recruitment events, and networking opportunities, all designed specifically for professional translators and interpreters.
Featured episodes of The ATA Podcast tackle the "what, why, and how" of a specialty that might be just what you're looking for.
Join podcast host María Baker and guest Danielle Maxson as they take a look inside the specialization of medical translation.Listen Now
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.Listen Now
Join podcast host Gloria Cabrejos and guest Eve Bodeux to learn the skills required to specialize in editing, proofreading, and copyediting.Listen Now
Don’t miss an insider’s view of the truly unique specialty of Diplomatic Translation in Episode 67 of The ATA Podcast.Listen Now
Discover what jobs are available in the sustainability and waste management market in Episode 65 of The ATA Podcast.Listen Now
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.Listen Now
The ATA Chronicle offers current and relevant articles for starting your career.
From the President-Elect: The Final Countdown!
From the President-Elect Veronika Demichelis email@example.com The countdown is on for ATA63! In a few short weeks (or days, depending on when you’re reading this),…Read More
Translator Exercise Routines?
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.Read More
How to Build a Translator/Interpreter Résumé That Sells
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.Read More
More resources to help you start your career
Build partnerships, promote yourself and your services, and get involved by attending events that offer specialized networking opportunities.
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.
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.
Advice, encouragement, lessons learned, career guidance—the benefits of being a mentee can be critical to the success of your career.
ATA Chapters and Affiliates serve translators and interpreters at the local level by providing events, workshops, and support in your community.
How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator
This guide for setting up shop offers lessons learned, from finding clients to setting rates.