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Recent Articles: March 2006

ATA Responds to National Security Language Initiative
By Jiri Stejskal
A report from ATA's representative to the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies.

The Envelope, Please: 2005 School Outreach Winner Recognized
By Lillian Clementi and Amanda Ennis
Entering the 2006 School Outreach Contest could win you free registration to ATA's upcoming conference in New Orleans, November 1-4.

How to Put Up a Website When You Don't Know the First Thing About It
By Anne Connor
When Plato spoke about necessity being the mother of invention, could he have imagined all of the technological inventions of the past century?

Navigating the Translation Environment Tool Market
By Jost Zetzsche
Tips on how to choose the translation environment tool that is right for you.

Interpreting for Civil Litigation Depositions: Guidelines for the New Professional
By Karen Borgenheimer
Despite all their training, interpreting students are often ill prepared for the true sense of the civil arena which they are about to enter.

Swedish Literary Translation in the U.S. and Canada
By Laura A. Wideburg
Literary translation is a field filled with pitfalls and opportunities. A number of recurrent problems have been reported by more than one translator in this area, as I discovered while forming the Association of Swedish Translators in North America.

Keeping in Touch with Dutch: Who Says Learning Can't be Fun?

By Marianne van der Lubbe-van Gogh
During a workshop for English-into-Dutch translators at ATA's Annual Conference in Seattle, participants discovered that word games are a good way of keeping up with current Dutch usage and colloquial expressions.

Product Liability: Mistakes in Manuals Can be More Dangerous than Design or Manufacturing Defects
By Mathew Kundinger

By understanding the essential components of product manuals for the U.S. market, the risk of a product liability lawsuit can be minimized. This overview includes a preview of the coming new ANSI Z535.6 standard.