Column Highlights

Looking Forward More than Backward; ATA62 Will Not Disappoint!; Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and the Interpreter; How to Maintain Your Working Languages as a Translator; and more!

  • Looking Forward More than Backward

    From the President

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  • Whether In Person or Virtual, ATA62 Will Not Disappoint!

    From the President-Elect

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  • Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and the Interpreter

    Entrepreneurial Linguist

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  • How to Maintain Your Working Languages as a Translator

    Resource Review

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  • Social Media and Translators


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  • Progress Toward a Remote Testing Model of ATA’s Certification Exam

    Certification Forum

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  • Take Action! ATA Asks Senate to Amend PRO Act

    The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021, also known as PRO Act, represents a dramatic change in U.S. labor law, including the adoption of the ABC worker classification test at the federal level. This will make it more difficult for individuals to claim independent contractor status. We are calling on ATA members to contact their senators as soon as possible to inform them of the serious unintended consequences of PRO Act on our industry.

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  • ATA Endorses H.R. 1009 to Require Federal Agencies to Translate Materials Related to COVID-19

    Read ATA’s letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1009, which would require all federal agencies that receive federal assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic to translate COVID-19 material prepared for the general public into multiple languages.

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  • What You Need to Know about the Small Business Administration's “Second Draw” of Its Paycheck Protection Program

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has now rolled out the “Second Draw” of its Paycheck Protection Program (aka “PPP2”), so now is a good time to take another look at the various federal financial support programs that are potentially interesting as sources of emergency funding for freelance translators and interpreters, as well as LLCs and S-Corps owned by translators and interpreters. The PPP2 application period expires on May 31, 2021.

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Bonus Features

    • Humor and Translation: Yippee-i-o-ki-yay, Amigo!

      Thanks to Hollywood films, one of the most iconic American images is that of the Wild West, where rugged cowboys ride the open range with only howling coyotes for company, speaking iconic words, imported largely, of course, from Mexico.

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    • ATA Requests the CDC to Explicitly List Interpreters as Essential Workers Eligible for Phase 1 Vaccinations

      ATA urges the new CDC Director, Dr. Walensky, to explicitly include onsite medical and interpreters in other settings, such as the courts, among the listed examples of frontline essential workers eligible for Phase 1 vaccinations. ATA also asks that onsite court interpreters be moved from the 1c level to the 1b level, especially in light of reports from around the country that they are being exposed to unsafe working conditions.

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    • ATA Webinars Series – Live / On-Demand

      Check out the latest offerings in ATA’s Webinar Series! These presentations are designed to help translators and interpreters strengthen their skills and expertise with experience-based information and techniques. Advance your career with affordable and effective online education!

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