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This is the third webinar in ATA’s Back to Business Basics series. Each webinar in the series focuses on a small, practical piece of business advice for translators and interpreters—useful for beginners as well as experienced professionals, plus everything in between. At only 45 minutes, Back to Business Basics presentations are shorter than ATA's regular webinars and free to ATA members. Watch for the next webinar in the series in October! Click here to check out the first two webinars…Find out more »
It does not take long for a new translator or interpreter to see that terminology for diabetes is a necessity in their work. But what about an understanding of the disease? Even experienced linguists may fall short on knowing the full story, and the latest treatment options, for the condition. Join Presenter Tracy Young in this 60-minute webinar for a comprehensive overview of diabetes. You'll examine the three most common types—Type 1, Type II, and gestational—in addition to recent research…Find out more »
This webinar is presented in Spanish. Should we trust the "man vs. machine" rhetoric that we often see in public media and translation forums, or is that view somewhat short-sighted? Despite its shortcomings, machine translation has proven to be useful in certain niche markets. This is shown not only by its wide adoption by big corporations, but also by machine translation usage statistics collected by computer-assisted translation tools. What if we shift the focus from "What can I do that…Find out more »
Succeeding as a freelancer will always involve some factors you can't control—like a global pandemic—but it also involves daily, positive habits and a business mindset.In this fourth episode of ATA's Back to Business Basics webinar series, presenter Corinne McKay will examine two kinds of business habits that can help you make the transition from "throwing it against the wall" to an actual business strategy!What will you learn?• Why the entrepreneurial mindset is important• The non-entrepreneurial mindset that most freelancers have•…Find out more »
ATA presents annual and biennial awards to encourage, reward, and publicize outstanding work done by both seasoned professionals and students of our craft. See what awards are offered and learn how to submit an application for yourself or to nominate someone else.Find out more »
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Setting realistic goals for your business can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What is the right combination of ambition and reason? How often do you assess your progress and adjust your tactics?In this fifth episode of ATA's Back to Business Basics Webinar Series, presenter Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo will review the steps to developing and managing business goals in 2021. She will also offer strategies to turn goals into achievements, discuss how and when to evaluate your success,…Find out more »
The ATA Board of Directors Meeting will be held online. All ATA members are invited to attend.Want to attend?Email your name and membership number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Request to Attend the ATA Board Meeting. The Board meeting agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.Don't know how a Board meeting works?Listen to The ATA Podcast: Inside the ATA Board Room for a look at what happens.Find out more »
Before COVID-19, remote interpreting was making slow, but steady, inroads into our profession, primarily over platforms specifically designed for providing interpreting services. Almost overnight, any kind of orderly progression for adopting over-the-phone (OPI), video remote (VRI), and remote simultaneous (RSI) interpreting was overtaken by market demand during the pandemic.At the end of 2020, every platform offering remote communication was being used to deliver interpreting services—from telehealth to Google Meets, Zoom, Facetime, Facebook livestream, and more. To stay in business, interpreters…Find out more »
Communicating with clients is key to every freelancer's success. Still, it's a skill that few of us have studied, or even thought about in any strategic way.In this sixth episode of ATA's Back to Business Basics Webinar Series, presenter Corinne McKay will start with the basics of professional email and phone communication. Then she'll move on to advanced communication issues, such as the strategic use of auto-responders, cultural differences in phone and email communication, and when to communicate with clients…Find out more »
Subtitling is a translation job. You're a translator. Shouldn't that be enough? Actually, it's not. When you're translating a book or document, you have a single stream of text to deal with. When you are translating a movie, you have two streams of information coming at you at the same time and are limited by reading speed and the number of characters allowed. And the differences don't stop there.Is this specialty a good fit for your business? Register now to find…Find out more »
This webinar will describe and compare the techniques of closed-captioning and subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, both tasks that can offer entry into the audiovisual translation industry. Presenter Mara Campbell will cover roll-up captions and pop-on captions with and without placement, as well as the pros and cons of available freeware and professional software.What will you learn?An understanding of what Closed Captioning and SDH are and what producing them entailsHow similar and different Closed Captions and SDH are and…Find out more »
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