Professional Translators and Interpreters Connect Us to Our World

When you care about your customers, want to take your message to the next level, and are committed to quality, the language professional you need is an ATA member.

ATA 64th Annual Conference

Participate in educational sessions, job recruitment events, and networking opportunities tailored exclusively for professional translators and interpreters. These events are carefully curated to enhance your skills, expand your career prospects, and foster valuable connections within the industry. Don't miss out on these valuable experiences designed to empower your professional growth!

ATA's Certification Program

ATA established its certification program in 1973 to provide a framework for recognizing professional-quality work. Learn more about the program, its history, and ongoing commitment to achieve its goals. Learn More!

Watch an overview of the exam, what it tests for, how it’s graded, how to prepare, and how to register.

Become an ATA Member

ATA members are ready for any challenge with the support of a collaborative community, effective education, and marketing assistance.

Join an ATA Division

To succeed in today's competitive economy, you need specialized knowledge and an inside track. Being a member of an ATA division is a great way to meet these practical needs of your business.

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Member Discounts

Save on financial services, liability insurance, software, training programs, educational courses, and more.

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Get Involved

As a volunteer-driven organization, member participation is the strength behind ATA’s activities and events. ATA offers many ways to get involved, get connected, and give back.

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Client Education

ATA promotes the recognition of professional translators and interpreters and shows clients the value of your services.

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Looking Ahead

What ATA Membership is Right for You?

ATA offers specific membership types and benefits for every translation and interpreting professional. Compare the categories to see which membership best supports your career and future goals.

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The American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation (AFTI)

AFTI promotes the interest of supporting professional translators and interpreters by gifting awards and scholarships, supporting charitable activities,  and making research grants.

AFTI is a 501(c)(3) foundation affiliated with the American Translators Association.

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ATA Member Benefits Meet-Up

Get a refresh about the benefits of your ATA membership during this free and fun event!

ATA is continuously working to add more benefits for our members. In fact, there are so many, even longtime members might not be aware of everything ATA has to offer!

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Find a Translator or Interpreter

Getting your message wrong can cost money, ruin your image, and even cost lives. ATA helps you understand the importance of finding professional language services.

Why Should I Hire a Professional?

Why Should I Hire a Professional?

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What is a certified translation?

What is a Certified Translation?

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ATA's Language Services Directory

Language Services Directory

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Advocacy & Outreach

ATA supports the issues affecting translators and interpreters and actively promotes the value of their services.

ATA Advocacy Update – Landmark Remote Interpreting Case: The State v. Juracan-Juracan

August 25, 2023

In April, ATA joined forces with the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Jersey to draft an amicus brief…

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ATA Sends Letter Opposing AB 1032 to California Senate Appropriations Committee

August 24, 2023

On Thursday, August 3, 2023, ATA President Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo sent a letter to the California Senate Appropriations Committee on behalf of the ATA Advocacy Committee urging legislators to oppose…

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ATA Proposes Novel Idea to Help South Carolina Court Interpreters Earn Fair Compensation

August 18, 2023

When an ATA member contacted the Advocacy Committee in February 2023 to tell us that court interpreters in South Carolina hadn’t received any raises in almost two decades, we wrote…

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Stay updated on the latest developments in the language industry and witness how ATA influences the translation and interpreting professions through advocacy, outreach, and impactful news.

The ATA Chronicle

Read by more than 10,000 people in 100 countries, The ATA Chronicle offers resources and practical solutions to challenges facing translators and interpreters, as well as member news and announcements.  

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ATA members stay up-to-date with the increasing news coverage about the vital role translators and interpreters play in a global society through our twice-monthly e-newsletter. This informative newsletter provides comprehensive media coverage from around the world, focusing on their profession. Stay informed and connected with the latest developments in the language industry!


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The ATA Podcast

Join host Matt Baird for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at ATA's programs, events, and future plans. Discover the hard work and dedication of our amazing volunteers who bring it all to life. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into the heart of ATA and the people who make it happen.

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The ATA Podcast

How to Listen Listen to episodes here on our website or on the podcast app of your choice. Subscribe to The ATA Podcast to get new episodes as they are…

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Benefits of Membership

Reach more customers With marketing support, member connections, and networking opportunities, you can reach more customers and grow your business. Language Services Directory Promote your services 24/7 in a leading…

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Annual Conference

Get Ready for ATA64! No matter what your language, specialty, or experience level, you’ll discover ways to enhance your skills and grow your business. Get a glimpse of ATA64 in…

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Guide to ATA Certification

What is ATA Certification? Respected credential ATA certification is one of the industry’s most respected and recognized credentials for translators. It is also the only widely recognized measure of competence…

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Language Services Directory

Start Your Search ATA’s Language Services Directory includes more than 7,000 individuals and companies offering professional translation and interpreting services. Search Individuals A freelance translator or interpreter can give you…

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Join the ATA community

The demand for translators and interpreters continues to grow. Become part of a community that supports your goals as a language professional.