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Translators Film: An ATA Roundtable

Thursday, December 14, 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm EST

Held during Universal Human Rights Month, this roundtable will address the challenges depicted in the film Translators and provide insights into the repercussions of asking children to work as interpreters for people with limited English proficiency (LEP).  Learn More!

This is a free event!

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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!

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Congratulations to the Newly Elected ATA Officers and Directors!

ATA held its regularly scheduled elections on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members during ATA’s 64th Annual Conference.

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

La ATA llevará a cabo una mesa redonda virtual en respuesta al cortometraje Traductores

30 de noviembre de 2023, 10:00 a. m. hora del este Un evento virtual gratuito, que tendrá lugar en el Mes de los Derechos Humanos, abordará los desafíos representados en el cortometraje y proporcionará puntos de vista sobre las repercusiones de pedir a menores de edad que trabajen como intérpretes para personas con un dominio…


ATA to Hold Virtual Roundtable in Response to Film “Translators”

A free virtual event held during Universal Human Rights Month will address the challenges depicted in the film Translators and provide insights into the repercussions of asking children to work as interpreters for people with limited English proficiency (LEP) and the trauma it can cause. The American Translators Association (ATA), the premier association of translators,…



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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 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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The ATA Podcast

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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 resource for those seeking a translator or interpreter. ATA Certification Earn the distinction that can open doors to career advancement and higher compensation. Client Outreach…

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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 Miami, October 25-28, 2023. Learn More Get ready for the event made for you! Attend educational sessions, job recruitment events, and networking opportunities, all designed…

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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 for translation in the U.S. Evidence of competence ATA Certification offers qualified and independent evidence that a translator possesses professional competence in a specific language…

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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 the one-to-one working relationship you want for your job. Find an Individual Search Companies Larger projects involving multiple languages may require the help of a…

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