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May 2021

Choosing and Building a Specialization

May 4
American Translators Association
Choosing and Building a Specialization

Learn how to build a specialization and embark on a journey in your desired field. Free for ATA members. For some translators and interpreters, specialization comes naturally: a prior career or a lifelong interest. For others, the road to specialization has more twists and turns. This webinar will discuss the advantages (we dare say, necessity) of specializing and types of specializations that often bring success. We will discuss how to build a specialization once you have defined it, how to market…

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ATA Member Orientation

May 12 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
American Translators Association

Start your membership off on the right foot by learning how to take advantage of all the benefits ATA has to offer! Attend this free one-hour member orientation session for a roadmap to the “what, why, and how” of member benefits. What will you learn? How to set up your online ATA Directory listing How to join and participate in ATA Divisions Where to find ATA social media Where to look for ATA professional development What ATA publications are available…

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Consecutive Note-Taking Workshop

May 13 / 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
American Translators Association

This interactive workshop will include a presentation of the main elements of a note-taking system for long consecutive interpreting, followed by one-on-one practice. It consists of two, two-hour sessions with a one-hour break in between. Special Notes This workshop is limited to 14 advanced-level interpreters. Credentialed interpreters receive priority. Confirmation of payment does not guarantee you a seat as we will vet all attendees for credentials and/or experience before finalizing registration. We will maintain a waitlist once we reach 14 attendees.…

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NAJIT 42nd Annual Conference

May 14 - May 16
National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators

As a service to members, ATA provides information about non-ATA events that serve the translation and interpreting community. Inclusion in ATA's event calendar does not imply affiliation with or endorsement by ATA.

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Back Translation: A Specialized Market for Spanish to English Medical Translators

May 18
American Translators Association

Attend this webinar to learn when to use back translation, best practices, and the pitfalls of Spanish-English back translation. Back translation is a market all its own, with specific rules and requirements. This webinar will begin with the reasons clients request back translation, then cover the steps of the back translation process, and finally provide practical examples of differences between a forward translation and a back translation. Linguistic challenges and resources specific to Spanish-English back translation of medical and health care…

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Accent Improvement for Asian-Language Speakers

May 26
American Translators Association

How you speak is important because your voice is often the initial—and lasting—impression you make on people. When the listener is able to focus on your message and not your accent, you’re more likely to engage the listener and obtain results. This can be particularly challenging for speakers of Asian languages due to structural differences between English and Asian languages, cultural beliefs, and patterns of intonation. This webinar will address some of the areas that speakers of Asian languages often…

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June 2021

Transcreation and Multilingual Copywriting Workshop, Part I

June 2 / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
American Translators Association

If you've got a flair for wording, transcreation might be for you. Attend this hands-on workshop to develop this expertise. Transcreation remains a field where a talented translator's human, creative touch is highly valued. In this workshop, attendees will examine the transcreation field—also known as creative adaption—and discuss related concepts, such as localization and multilingual copywriting. Name-checks and cultural consultations will also be covered. Concrete examples, including transcreated slogans, newsletters, and social media posts, will be presented and reviewed to show…

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Taking Charge of Your Style Set

June 8
American Translators Association
Taking Care of Your Style Set

Break into higher segments of the translation market by creating and defining your own style set. Instead of taking control and producing consistent translations that follow modern usage guidelines, translators too often follow inconsistent, incorrect, or outdated usage and style in source texts. Adopting a consistent style provides added value to clients, increasing the possibility of breaking into the higher segments of the translation market. This webinar will include a “how-to” for attendees to create a personal style set for any…

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Transcreation and Multilingual Copywriting Workshop, Part II

June 9 / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
American Translators Association

If you've got a flair for wording, transcreation might be for you. Attend this hands-on workshop to develop this expertise. Transcreation remains a field where a talented translator's human, creative touch is highly valued. In this workshop, attendees will examine the transcreation field—also known as creative adaption—and discuss related concepts, such as localization and multilingual copywriting. Name-checks and cultural consultations will also be covered. Concrete examples, including transcreated slogans, newsletters, and social media posts, will be presented and reviewed to show…

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Certification Exam: Online

June 9 / 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States
American Translators Association
$525

You must be a member of ATA to register for an exam. Join ATA today. All exam sittings have a maximum capacity and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no waitlists for sold-out exams, but a sold-out exam may become available if there are cancellations. Check Exam Status to see if this exam is sold out or open. Registration Deadline: June 7, 2021   Important Requirements There are specific software and hardware requirements for the in-person and…

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Certification Exam: In-Person

June 12 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Boston, MA Boston, MA United States + Google Map
American Translators Association
$525

You must be a member of ATA to register for an exam. Join ATA today. All exam sittings have a maximum capacity and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no waitlists for sold-out exams, but a sold-out exam may become available if there are cancellations. Check Exam Status to see if this exam is sold out or open. Registration Deadline: May 29, 2021   Important Requirements There are specific software and hardware requirements for the in-person and…

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Introduction to Localization

June 15
American Translators Association

Learn about the exciting field of localization and the skills needed to be successful. Localization is the act of customizing language services and products to audiences who speak different languages. The strategies employed in localization are highly dependent on cultural, subject field, and textual/product expectations. Localization strategy is tailored to business goals in areas like sales, expansion, and growth. Localization work is performed in a dynamic environment of rapid technological advancements, ever-shifting regulations, and looming and unforeseen risks. Join us…

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