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About the association

Founded in 1959, ATA is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the U.S. with nearly 11,000 members in more than 95 countries. The Association's primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpreting professions.

Getting It Right

Understand what's at stake

Many buyers are not sure they need a professional translator or interpreter since they know someone who is bilingual and willing to help out. You need to know why this is risky.

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ATA Position on California Bill

The California State Assembly recently passed a bill that ATA believes will improperly classify the majority of the association's members as employees, when in fact they are independent contractors.

In support of our California-based colleagues, ATA has requested that an exemption be made for professional translators and interpreters. Read now.

ATA Strongly Opposes End of Interpreting Services

In July, ATA issued a statement strongly opposing the DOJ plan to end in-person interpreting services for individuals facing deportation. Read now.

For Members

Client Education

Use ATA client education resources to build your business!

Attract client interest with the Getting It Right guides.

Link to The ATA Compass for ways clients can use translation and interpreting services.

Use Translation and Interpreting Case Studies to show clients the value of your services.

For the Media

The "go-to" resource

ATA is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on translation and interpreting issues.

Contact us for background information, industry insights, and responses to current affairs involving the translation and interpreting professions.

Media inquiries should be directed to Walter Bacak or call (703) 683-6100, ext. 3006.

For Buyers

The message is simple

Translation and interpreting mistakes can be costly, even disastrous. The bottom line is that you cannot risk getting the translation wrong. It is critical to hire qualified translators and interpreters. ATA can help you find the right professional.