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ATA at “Protect Translators. Protect Interpreters. Protect the World.”: A Panel Discussion at the United Nations

March/April 2020 Issue

On December 11, 2019, the Permanent Missions of Spain and the Republic of Fiji to the United Nations, together with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), hosted a panel discussion on the urgent need for enhanced legal and physical protection for translators and interpreters in high-risk settings. The event was co-organized on […]

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ATA at the International Association of Business Communicators

January/February 2020 Issue

With chapters in over 100 countries, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)1 is one of the largest professional associations dedicated to corporate communications in the world. Officially created in 1970, IABC has roots in the original American Association of Industrial Editors founded in 1938. IABC attracts writers and communicators who work within the fields […]

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ATA Celebrates International Translation Day with “A Day in the Life of a Translator or Interpreter”

November/December 2019 Issue

This year’s International Translation Day celebration was all about telling your story! On September 30th, ATA released a short animated video taking viewers through a day in the life of a translator and an interpreter. The video conveys what it’s like to be a language professional so that the business world and the general public […]

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ATA at the New York Rights Fair and Book Expo

September/October 2019 Issue

As chair of ATA’s Public Relations Committee, I’m always on the lookout for ways ATA can promote its members and educate potential client industries about how to purchase translation and interpreting services. ATA has successfully promoted member interests at the international Guadalajara Book Fair for several years. With this same goal in mind, ATA’s Public […]

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ATA’s Government Language Division at Army Language Conference

July/August 2019 Issue

Last March, two members of the Government Linguist Outreach Task Force (GLOTF)—an eight-person group approved by ATA’s Board of Directors and led by ATA’s Government Division—attended the 30th Annual Language Conference of the Army National Guard 300th Military Intelligence Brigade (Linguist) in Draper, Utah. Monika Roske and Jeff Mitchell delivered a 50-minute presentation on the […]

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Collaboration among Language Professionals: Representing ATA at the ACES: Society for Editing Annual Conference

July/August 2019 Issue

Conference attendees buzzed over the latest updates to the Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press (AP) Stylebook. Crowds of word nerds filled the hallways between sessions. Colleagues who had only corresponded electronically for the past year hugged one another, excited about the fun weekend ahead. Now, you might be thinking, “Wait, there are other […]

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ATA Adds Its Voice to Language Advocates in Nation’s Capital

May/June 2019 Issue

Over 160 world language advocates gathered in Washington, DC on February 14–15 to meet with members of Congress for Language Advocacy Day. This annual summit of administrators, business owners, educators, and language industry leaders is organized by the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL), the authority on language policy in Washington, DC. Every year, ATA […]

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ATA at Lenguas 2019 in Mexico City

March/April 2019 Issue

In January, just as the U.S. was being hit by extremely low temperatures, I had the pleasure of heading to sunny Mexico City to represent ATA in my role as spokesperson at Lenguas, a biennial conference that “brings professional interpreters and translators under one roof to address topics such as best practices, market trends, and […]

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ATA at SLAM! 2018

January/February 2019 Issue

The four countries of the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden) may have a relatively low combined population at just 27 million, but in the translation industry this region hits well above its weight. So, in 2016, when several Nordic language associations joined forces to create the Scandinavian Language Associations’ Meeting (SLAM!), it was […]

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