Getting Started in Academic Translation: Working with Credentials

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 28, 2014

By Carolyn Yohn Credential translation can be a great way to transition into your new career as a translator. Besides acting as a bridge…

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Bad Advice for Novice Skydivers: “Learn As You Go.”

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 21, 2014

By Kevin Hendzel Reblogged from Word Prisms with permission from the author Why the First, Best Lesson I Learned about Translation Was a Healthy…

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Money Talk

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 16, 2014

By Giovanna Lester  Being self-employed is not for everyone. As self-employed professionals we must keep abreast of market conditions – pricing, demand, terminology changes,…

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The Top Three Things I Wish Somebody Told Me When I First Started As a Freelance Translator

By The Savvy Newcomer | December 10, 2013

By Pilar Saslow I earned a degree in translation and interpretation from a university in Peru a long time ago (I won’t share how…

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From ATA’s Divisions: The Portuguese Division

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 12, 2013

By Mirna Soares Member of the PLD Leadership Council It took me many years to join a community of translators. When I started, I was…

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Why the American Translators Association?

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 24, 2013

By Daniela Guanipa When I first joined ATA back in 2003, I knew it was the organization to join if I wanted to be…

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Ten Tips for Translators

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 3, 2013

By Holly Mikkelson Whether you’ve had formal training as a translator or not, you may find these tips helpful for making your initial ventures into…

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From ATA’s Divisions: The Spanish Division

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 22, 2013

By Francesca Samuel ATA Spanish Division Administrator When I was asked to write an article for the newest ATA blog, I felt excited and…

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The story behind the blog

By The Savvy Newcomer | July 23, 2013

This blog was born on a brainstormy day, drawing on suggestions from the ATA Newcomers listserv and the recently created Student Involvement Committee. But…

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