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How to Get the Most Out of Your ATA Membership

October 1, 2010

When you joined ATA, you tapped into great networking and professional development opportunities. Are you making the most of them? In this webinar, we will help you mine the wealth of knowledge in past ATA Chronicle issues and learn how to network, find clients, and get the mentoring you need. Learn how to specialize and stand out in the crowd. Make your ATA membership work for you!


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About the Presenters

Naomi Sutcliffe de Moraes is an ATA director, chair of ATA’s Translation and Computers Committee, and treasurer of the Portuguese Language Division. Mary David is ATA’s Membership Benefits and Project Development Manager.



Part 1: Increase Income

To get more work, build relationships with other translators. To get more money for the work you do, learn more about the business and specialize. Become a better translator. (We all can improve!) Work for more direct clients.

To ensure you get paid, vet translation agencies/companies before you accept the job.

Part 2: Build Relationships

  • Never Eat Alone Keith Ferrazzi. Crown Business publisher (February 22, 2005)

Part 3: Learn

Resources: People

Resources: Publications

Resources: Formal Training

Resources: Translation Tools

To Do List

  • Create/update your professional listing in ATA directory
  • Plan your marketing strategy
  • Become a voting member
  • Volunteer for a division
  • Write an article
  • Propose a talk
  • Start vetting your clients
  • Meet people—especially in person
  • Interact with people—volunteer, follow-up
  • Make friends—be helpful

Brainstorming List

  • What questions do you have about the profession?
  • Where can you find the answers?
  • Who might have the answers?


October 1, 2010
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Presenter(s): Naomi Sutcliffe de Moraes, Mary David
Duration: 60 minutes

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