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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…

Statement Opposing Discontinuing Immigration Interpreting Services

By ATA | July 24, 2019

The American Translators Association (ATA) has issued a statement opposing the Department of Justice plan to discontinue in-person interpreting services at initial hearings for…

ATA Adds Its Voice to Language Advocates in Nation's Capital

By The ATA Chronicle | May 28, 2019

Over 160 world language advocates gathered in Washington, DC on February 14–15 to meet with members of Congress for Language Advocacy Day. This annual…

ATA Advocates on Behalf of Interpreters: Statement Opposing Lower Interpreter Exam Scores in Texas

By ATA | March 19, 2019

The American Translators Association (ATA) warned federal and state officials about the consequences of lowering their standards for providing professional interpreters. ATA Opposes Lower…

ATA Cited in The Washington Post and The Hill

By ATA | January 15, 2019

The Washington Post and The Hill cited the American Translators Association in articles concerning possible ethical issues if Congress subpoenas the U.S. interpreter who…

The Dynamex Decision and ATA's Advocacy Role

By The ATA Chronicle | January 11, 2019

Within ATA, we try to keep a close eye on federal, state, and local government issues that might affect our members. A recent example…

ATA Celebrates International Translation Day 2018

By ATA | September 30, 2018

The American Translators Association will celebrate International Translation Day on Friday, September 28. ATA is set to make this year’s International Translation Day all…


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