MultiTraiNMT: Neural Machine Translation for Everyone

By The ATA Chronicle | September 19, 2022

Neural machine translation (NMT) is on everyone’s mind. Its quality has become stunning, if not frightening, and it continues to improve even as we…

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Ridiculous Generosity

By The ATA Chronicle | September 19, 2022

I’m so happy to announce that we’ll once again have a Dictionary Exchange at ATA’s 63rd Annual Conference in Los Angeles (October 12–15, 2022).…

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What Does Shrinkflation Have to Do with T&I?

By The ATA Chronicle | September 19, 2022

Have you heard of an economics term called shrinkflation? I hadn’t until earlier this year. Unfortunately, I encountered it in Spanish during an interpreting…

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Team Interpreting for Magistrate Courts in Texas

By The ATA Chronicle | September 19, 2022

Learn how Texas magistrate judges, court staff, prison personnel, and interpreters are working remotely to ensure that non-English-speaking and limited-English-proficient detainees understand their rights when facing criminal charges.

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Language Industry Standardization in Argentina: A Brief Overview

By The ATA Chronicle | September 19, 2022

In recent years, the term standardization has become increasingly relevant in the language industry, with a growing need for more information on the subject. Here’s an introduction to the main aspects related to standardization and the language industry in Argentina.

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Rites of Passage: Selecting and Preparing Source Texts for the Certification Exam

By The ATA Chronicle | September 19, 2022

Ask an ATA certification exam grader to name the most difficult thing about the job, and chances are they’ll reply, “passage selection.” You might…

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“Your Story Is Your Weapon”: Interpreting for Immigrants in the Wake of Trauma

By The ATA Chronicle | September 18, 2022

Whether in legal, health care, or community settings, interpreting for immigrants who’ve been forcibly displaced tests emotional resources. An interpreter shares techniques from the ancient art of poetry for building resilience.

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Balancing Act: Caring for Someone with Dementia While Keeping a Practice Afloat

By The ATA Chronicle | September 18, 2022

My father had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. My mother was in the early stages of an unspecified dementia. And the brilliant plans I had made so I could work from their senior living facility while caring for them during extended visits were crumbling all around me. Being a caregiver and at the same time a self-employed professional is a balancing act. But in the end, it can be a gift.

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ATA 2022 Elections: Candidate Statements

By The ATA Chronicle | September 18, 2022

Calling all Voting members! Participating in ATA’s annual elections is your opportunity to help shape the future of the Association. Learn what this year’s candidates for ATA’s Board of Directors have to say. Remember, the Annual Meeting of Voting Members and Election will be held October 13, 2022.

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From the President-Elect: The Final Countdown!

By The ATA Chronicle | September 18, 2022

From the President-Elect Veronika Demichelis veronika@veronikademichelis.com The countdown is on for ATA63! In a few short weeks (or days, depending on when you’re reading…

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From the Executive Director: Board Meeting Highlights

By The ATA Chronicle | September 18, 2022

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The American Translators Association’s Board of Directors met in Chicago, Illinois, August 6-7, 2022. The meeting…

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From the President: The Board’s Annual Strategy Day

By The ATA Chronicle | September 18, 2022

From the President Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo president@atanet.org Twitter: @mszampaulo As I make my way home from the summer ATA Board of Directors meeting and…

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