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Giovanna Lester Wins 2019–2020 ATA School Outreach Contest

November/December 2020 Issue

ATA member and active volunteer Giovanna Lester, a conference interpreter and an ATA-certified Portuguese>English translator based in Miami, Florida, won a free registration to ATA’s 61st Annual Conference through ATA’s 2019–2020 School Outreach Contest. Giovanna won the contest for her virtual presentation to students from Farmington R7 School in Missouri. She spoke to the 22 […]

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Denise Fisher Wins 2018–2019 School Outreach Contest

November/December 2019 Issue

ATA member Denise Fisher, a Japanese>English interpreter and translator based in Orient, Ohio, won a free registration to ATA’s 60th Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California, through ATA’s School Outreach Contest. Denise won the contest with a photo taken during her presentation at the University of Michigan, where she spoke to graduate students in a […]

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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 at the ELIA Together Conference in Barcelona, Spain

May/June 2019 Issue

In February 2019 I had the pleasure of representing ATA at the European Language Industry Association (ELIA) Together conference in Barcelona, Spain. (ATA was a sponsor.) ELIA describes itself on its website as the “European not-for-profit trade association of language service companies with a mission to accelerate our members’ business success.”1 Throughout the year, ELIA […]

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ATA at the United Nations Photo Exhibit “Interpreters on Mission: Contributing to Peace”

November/December 2018 Issue

On September 26, 2018, at the invitation of Red T, a nonprofit advocacy organization, I was honored to represent ATA and the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) at the opening ceremony of a photo documentary exhibition, “Interpreters on Mission: Contributing to Peace,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The […]

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Talking Language to “Word People” at the ACES: Society for Editing

July/August 2018 Issue

It’s always great fun to meet fellow “word people” and discuss language. I had the pleasure of doing so recently in Chicago, when I presented a 60-minute session at the ACES: Society for Editing (formerly known as the American Copy Editors Society) annual conference in April. ACES is an organization for editing professionals in various […]

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Education in the Spotlight: A Report from ATA’s Education and Pedagogy Committee

July/August 2016 Issue

ATA is committed to promoting high standards in translator and interpreter training and to the development of translation and interpreting programs within the American educational system. At the ATA Board of Directors’ January meeting, the Board was briefed on the expanded charge for the Education and Pedagogy Committee. The committee will broaden its reach and […]

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