Column Highlights

An Unprecedented Transition; Heading Out West to Portland; Your Membership is Your Connection; Encourage Patient Self-Reliance and Autonomy; and more!

  • From the President: An Unprecedented Transition

    From the President

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  • From the President-Elect: Heading Out West to Portland!

    From the President-Elect

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  • From the Executive Director: Your Membership Is Your Connection

    From the Executive Director

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  • Five Ways to Encourage Patient Self-Reliance and Autonomy for Health Care Interpreters

    Interpreters Forum

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  • One-Eyed and Canny: Why You Should, and Can, Market Your Services through Public Speaking

    Business Practices

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  • Who Are ATA’s Certification Graders?

    Certification Forum

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Extras

  • ATA 2024 Elections: Slate of Candidates Announced

    ATA will hold its regularly scheduled elections at the upcoming ATA 65th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 30-November 2, 2024, to elect the following: president-elect (one unexpired position to be filled for a remaining term of one year); director (three regular positions, each for a three-year term); and a director (one unexpired position to be filled for a remaining term of one year). Here are the candidates proposed by the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee!

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  • ATA Certification Online Exam Registration Now Open!

    ATA certification is one of the industry’s most respected and recognized credentials for translators. Online exams are now open for registration!

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  • Translation Associations Address use of Automated Translation Printers in Public Schools

    ATA, together with the American Association of Translators and Interpreters in Education (AAITE) and the National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL), recently issued a joint press release regarding the use of automated translation as a standalone solution.

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Bonus Features

    • Start Planning Now for ATA65!

      Attend one of the best events for professional translators and interpreters! At ATA’s 65th Annual Conference, you’ll find educational sessions, job recruitment and networking opportunities, and colleagues and leaders who understand what it means to be a language professional.

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    • Humor and Translation – Dubravka Ugrešić

      Dubravka Ugrešić (1949-2023) was an acclaimed Yugoslav-Croatian and Dutch writer who began publishing her stories and novels in the early 1980s. She was the first woman writer to be given the NIN award, Yugoslavia’s most prestigious literary prize. However, the most important thing about Dubravka Ugrešić, for the purposes of this column anyway, is that her works are humorous, although the humor is dark.

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    • Calling All Writers! ATA’s Public Relations and Advocacy Committees Need Your Help!

      Volunteer for ATA and put your writing skills to great use!

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