Becoming a Mentor: Giving Back and Leveling Up

By The ATA Chronicle | March 22, 2022

Mentoring someone isn’t just about sharing wisdom, passing along expertise, or supporting the development of (future) colleagues. Mentoring is also expected to benefit the mentor. Whether you’re working with a student, a new professional, or a colleague, the interactions you have as a mentor will lead you to reflect more critically and deeply on your professional practice.

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Starting Out in Translation? Find a Mentor!

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 13, 2020

This post originally appeared on sciword and it is republished with permission. I was reading one of Kevin Lossner’s blog posts from 2010, titled…

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Mentoring and Beyond: Business support by and for peers within ATA

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 25, 2020

The American Translators Association (ATA) set up its current mentoring program in 2011, and since then an estimated 240 mentor/mentee pairs have worked together…

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The Benefits of Mentoring

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 6, 2019

Photo Credit: Pexels This post was originally published on the Ben Translates blog. It is reposted with permission from the author. This week, I…

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Tapping into the Expertise I Needed: My Experience as an ATA Mentee

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered what the ATA Mentoring Program entails, who joins, and what they get out of the experience? With the application deadline…

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The Mentor’s Bounty: How Mentoring Enriches both Mentor and Mentee

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 15, 2019

During the 59th ATA Conference in New Orleans, a colleague asked me, “What was the motivation that drove a group of translators to create…

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How to Have a Super First Year in the ATA: The Mentoring Program

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 16, 2016

In January 2015 I joined the American Translators Association for the first time and was ready to give it my all. When I logged…

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Need advice or want to share your wisdom? Join the ATA Mentoring Program!

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 2, 2016

The Mentoring Program is an ATA membership benefit. Any ATA member can apply to become a mentee; this is a valuable privilege many members…

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The ATA Mentoring Program through the eyes of a mentor-mentee pair

By The Savvy Newcomer | March 3, 2015

With the deadline to apply for the ATA Mentoring Program for 2015 fast approaching this week—March 7, to be more precise—we thought this would…

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From ATA’s Mentoring Committee: How to Be a Happy and Prosperous Translator or Interpreter

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 23, 2014

By Eric Chiang ATA’s Mentoring Program has had two lives so far. Its first life began as the brainchild of then ATA Board member…

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