Advocacy in Pennsylvania: Update

By ATA | June 16, 2021

ATA follows up its March 31 letter with this public comment to the recently published changes to the Compensation Schedule for language services in…

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To Be or Not to Be Certified: The Dilemma for Non-Spanish Interpreters

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

In an industry where the majority of professionals are freelancers and where subject matter expertise cannot be easily judged by clients or intermediaries, certification…

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Remote Interpreting Position Paper: Call for Comments

By ATA | May 17, 2021

The ATA Board of Directors has released a draft ATA Position Paper on Remote Interpreting. ATA members are invited and encouraged to read the…

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ATA Joins Red-T in Advocating for Interpreters

By ATA | May 3, 2021

ATA has joined Red-T’s international language coalition and Amnesty International to request the urgent relocation of interpreters who assisted American forces in Afghanistan. In…

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Advocacy in Pennsylvania

By ATA | April 27, 2021

When their negotiations with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) regarding the compensation schedule came to a halt, interpreters organized the Tri-State…

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Language Access in the Spotlight – Meet Yasmin Al-Kashef & Piyawee Ruenjinda

By The Savvy Newcomer | April 13, 2021

As we are all trying to navigate our way through the disruptive changes that have taken place in our lives in the past year,…

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Remote Interpreting (RI): Professional Standards and Self-Care for Interpreters

By The Savvy Newcomer | March 23, 2021

This post originally appeared on ATA TCD News (Newsletter of the Translation Company Division of the American Translators Association), Volume 2 | Issue 7…

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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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Overcoming Accent Bias in the Courtroom

By The ATA Chronicle | January 28, 2021

Recently, I attended an online seminar about implicit bias in court settings. Among other things, the presenter spoke about accent bias and how, in…

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The Demands of On-Demand Interpreting

By The ATA Chronicle | January 28, 2021

In a time of increased professional isolation with interpreters working from home, here’s some light on the challenges and rewards of the essential work of on-demand over-the-phone interpreting.

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Six Remote Simultaneous Interpreting Platforms and Zoom

By The ATA Chronicle | November 20, 2020

Remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI) is the new reality. So, what are some of the RSI platforms out there and what features do they offer? What are the technical requirements to support these platforms on your workstation? Let’s get a better idea of what to look for in terms of functionality by comparing some of the more popular platforms on the market.

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Zoom Remote Simultaneous Interpreting Report

By The ATA Chronicle | November 20, 2020

In the January/February issue, just before the pandemic, I wrote about whether remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI) was the next best thing.1 While I’m pleased…

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