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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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What’s Cooking: An Introduction to Culinary Translation
By The ATA Chronicle | July 15, 2021

With a greater variety of food and ingredients available and the globalization of food production and distribution, there’s a greater need for documents and labels—and a greater need to translate them.

ATA’s Public Relations Committee
By The ATA Chronicle | July 15, 2021

The focus of ATA’s Public Relations Committee is to inform and educate the media and public about the roles that translators and interpreters play in society and what it means to be a translator or interpreter.

What the Business Practices Education Committee Is Doing for ATA Members
By The ATA Chronicle | July 15, 2021

ATA’s Business Practices Education Committee offers many opportunities for members to get involved, give back to the Association, work with fellow members, and broaden their professional network.

Language Access in the Courts: How Technology Saved the Day During a Pandemic
By The ATA Chronicle | July 15, 2021

On March 17, 2020, the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara received approval for an emergency order to suspend all non-emergency services—all criminal, civil, family, traffic, small claims, and probate proceedings—until April 3. Little did we know the courthouse would remain closed physically, but operational nonetheless, for more than a year.

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