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Freelance Translators and Interpreters Need Relief

By ATA | March 20, 2020

As Congress and the executive branch consider relief measures to combat the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, they must remember to include freelance…

Updated: Assembly Bill 5: What Now?

By The ATA Chronicle | March 13, 2020

Get involved in standing up for our profession! Start with this how-to advocacy handout, a step-by-step action plan showing you how to present your case to state lawmakers. The information includes how to find your representatives and sample talking points to use in letters or conversations with legislators.

Advocacy and Other Business

By The ATA Chronicle | March 13, 2020

As I conclude the third month of my term as president, I find myself spending a lot of time on advocacy efforts. 2020 is…

ATA at “Protect Translators. Protect Interpreters. Protect the World.”: A Panel Discussion at the United Nations

By The ATA Chronicle | March 13, 2020

On December 11, 2019, the Permanent Missions of Spain and the Republic of Fiji to the United Nations, together with the United Nations Department…

Statement of Position Regarding California Assembly Bill 5 and Request for Exemption

By ATA | February 3, 2020

The California State Assembly recently passed a bill that ATA believes will improperly classify the majority of the association’s members as employees, when in…

ATA Issues Statement on AB 5 and Mandatory Employee Classification

By ATA | January 30, 2020

The recent passage of Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) in California will reclassify freelance translators and interpreters as employees beginning January 1, with devastating effect financially on many of our colleagues working in the state.

Public Outreach Presentations: Change Perceptions Outside our Industry

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 28, 2020

This past fall, Veronika Demichelis and I had the opportunity to speak about translation and interpreting at Rice University. My hope is that in…

AB 5: It's Not Just in California

By The ATA Chronicle | January 16, 2020

The recent passage of Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) in California, which implements the stringent “ABC Test” embodied in the Dynamex decision and mandates…

ATA at the International Association of Business Communicators

By The ATA Chronicle | January 16, 2020

With chapters in over 100 countries, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)1 is one of the largest professional associations dedicated to corporate communications…

International Translation Day 2019

By ATA | September 30, 2019

Telling Your Story! What do translators and interpreters really do? What’s a day like for a translator or interpreter? Why are translators and interpreters…

ATA at the New York Rights Fair and Book Expo

By The ATA Chronicle | September 17, 2019

As chair of ATA’s Public Relations Committee, I’m always on the lookout for ways ATA can promote its members and educate potential client industries…

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