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Certifying Translations for the U.S. Market: A Practical Guide

May 23 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Attend this webinar to explore the intricate landscape of certification in the U.S. translation market and delve into related crucial aspects.

In the U.S. market, ATA certification is a valuable credential. Because this market has no actual licensing of translators, there can be a great deal of confusion among new and veteran translators alike as to how to approach requests for certified translations.

This webinar will explore the ins and outs of how certified and non-certified translators are able to issue certification statements for their work. We will also explore the certification requirements established by various states and judicial authorities for written translations.

You will learn how to:

  1. Determine if you can certify a translation that you’ve edited yourself.
  2. Explore certification options beyond ATA for U.S.-based translators.
  3. Navigate the process of obtaining an apostille for a certified translation.
  4. Find out in which cases certification statements need to be notarized.
  5. Understand the role of a notary public signing and affixing their official seal on the certification statement.

About the Presenter

Robert Sette, CT has worked as a professional translator for over 30 years and holds ATA certification in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian into English, in addition to working from Catalan into English. He has lived and studied languages and linguistics in Spain, France, and Russia. He specializes in commercial, legal, and technical translation. He is currently serving on ATA’s Board of Directors and is president of the Colorado Interpreters and Translators Association. He serves as a mentor for new, aspiring translators, and he has previously taught translation at the University of Pittsburgh and Kent State University. He is a frequent speaker at local conferences, as well as conferences hosted by ATA and the European Language Industry Association.

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May 23
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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Presenter(s): Robert Sette
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenting Language(s): English
Level: All levels

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