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Letter to the Editor

September/October 2019 Issue

To Make a Living or to Translate | Valerij Tomarenko After reading Valerij Tomarenko’s article “Translate Differently and Don’t Fear,” I felt the need to intone a dirge. Tomarenko says “I personally have been making a decent living off my translations for more than two decades.” Well, so have I, for the past three decades, […]

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Letter to the Editor

July/August 2019 Issue

“Am I Ready for the Exam?” | Nora Favorov I wanted to respond to the Certification Forum column in the March/April issue, entitled “Am I Ready for the Exam?” I agree wholeheartedly with Nora Favorov’s recommendation to take advantage of the practice test prior to taking ATA’s certification exam. I took practice tests in both […]

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Letters to the Editor

May/June 2019 Issue

Educational Interpreting 101: It’s a Lot Harder than It Looks| Natalia Abarca and Katharine Allen I found the article on educational interpreting by Natalia Abarca and Katharine Allen in the March–April issue particularly interesting. I wanted to inform readers of a program in Indiana that addresses some of the issues they discussed. In 2016, the […]

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Letter to the Editor

March/April 2019 Issue

Ergonomics for ATA’s Certification Exam | Emily Safrin Anyone preparing to take a computerized ATA certification exam would do well to read Emily Safrin’s article, “Ergonomics for ATA’s Certification Exam: Unspoken Advice with Untold Benefits,” in the November/December 2018 issue of The ATA Chronicle.1 Emily points out that being physically comfortable can enhance both your […]

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Letter to the Editor

September/October 2018 Issue

Translation Scams Reloaded | Carola F. Berger Thank you for the excellent article in the July-August issue about the various scams being practiced on translators. I also appreciated the links for reporting such scams. As suggested in the article, I attach a copy of the report I made to the bank in whose name two […]

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Letters to the Editor

July/August 2018 Issue

Is There a Future in Freelance Translation? Let’s Talk About It! | Christelle Maginot Thanks for the very thorough discussion of this subject of vital importance to the profession. I would only add a few thoughts. In my opinion, all the factors mentioned in the article will have the inevitable effect of drastically reducing the […]

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Letter to the Editor

May/June 2018 Issue

Risto Siikarla’s Letter to the Editor | March–April While it’s true that “raising rates will negatively affect the volume of translation requests,” any translator can only do a certain volume in a given time. If the volume of jobs offered exceeds the time available for satisfying all requests, there is no reason for not raising […]

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Letters to the Editor

March/April 2018 Issue

Why Can’t I Raise My Rates? | John Milan I searched the article expecting to find the word “efficient” or “efficiency,” but to my surprise they were absent. The article states: “Let’s assume that said freelancers are already working as many hours as possible and producing as many words per hour as they can.” Why […]

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Letters to the Editor

January/February 2018 Issue

Language of Sustainable Development | Natalie Pavey I was so pleased to read that Natalie Pavey had adapted her ATA57 presentation on sustainable development into an article in the November/December issue (“You’re Not Fluent Yet! Speaking the Language of Sustainable Development”). Our planet is at a crossroads. Continuing down our current path will likely not […]

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