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The ATA Chronicle is the official publication of the American Translators Association. Published six times per year, each issue offers resources and practical solutions to challenges facing translators and interpreters, as well as member news and announcements.

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From the Past President: Last One!
By The ATA Chronicle | November 21, 2021

From the Past President Ted R. Wozniak My last column! Finally! Of all the tasks asked of ATA’s president, this is the only one I truly dreaded and hated. I can talk about ATA and the Board all day long, but writing this column was consistently a chore that made me wish I were Tom…

From the President: Working Together to Move ATA Forward in a Changing Landscape
By The ATA Chronicle | November 21, 2021

From the President Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo Twitter: @mszampaulo As I begin my term as ATA president, I find myself reflecting on—and grateful for—how the past decade contributed to my ATA experience. I’ve served the Association as an administrator of one of ATA’s largest divisions, chair of three standing committees, five years as a director…

Intento for Translators
By The ATA Chronicle | November 21, 2021

What are the pros and cons of using a tool like Intento that allows you simultaneous access to dozens of machine translation (MT) engines? (When I say “a tool like,” I’m really not being particularly accurate because it’s actually the only tool that does what it does.) If you’ve used generic MT engines like those…

Chuchotage—Separating Fact from Fancy: A Film Review from an Interpreter’s Perspective
By The ATA Chronicle | November 21, 2021

How many hours have I spoken in these dark, tiny booths, hidden in the back of the room? I’m a man in the shadows. I’m not part of the protocol, yet here I am, interpreting politicians, tradesmen, lawyers. I’m the guardian of secrets. Countries and millions depend on me. I live by strict rules. Nothing…


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