ATA Webinars Series – Live / On-Demand

December 2, 2021
Working with Termbases in Trados Studio

Presenter(s): Nora Díaz
Date: December 2, 2021
Time:  12:00 noon U.S. EDT
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: English
Level: Intermediate
CE Points: 1 ATA-approved

ATA Member: $65 – Click to Register | Non-Member: $90 – Click to Register

Master working with termbases in Trados Studio to use terminology consistently over time and across projects! Proper terminology management is an important element in your translation workflow. Are you using the terminology management features of Trados Studio to their full potential? In this webinar we will explore how termbases are created, used, and maintained in both Trados Studio and Multiterm, as well as free apps from the RWS app store.

This webinar was organized in collaboration with RWS.

You will learn how to:

  1. Modify file type options
  2. Work with a translation memory’s language resources
  3. Use apps to extend Trados Studio’s functionality
  4. Employ machine translation for interactive- and pre-translation
  5. Set up verification options

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Special Notes

  • If you do not already have Trados Studio, download and install the 30-day trial version of the software in advance of the webinar.
  • Be sure you can open and use the software before the webinar starts in order to participate in the live demonstration. There will not be time to troubleshoot installation issues during the presentation.

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About the Presenter
Nora Díaz earned a BA in linguistics and translation in 1990. Since then, she has worked as an English>Spanish translator and interpreter in a variety of fields specializing in scientific and technical translation. As a technology enthusiast interested in enhancing productivity, she enjoys exploring tools that facilitate the work of translators and sharing her findings with others through her blog Nora Díaz on Translation, Teaching and Other Stuff, recorded videos, and webinars.

December 7, 2021
Maintain Your Professional Language Skills

Presenters: Michael J. Amato and Patricia L. Keller
Dates: December 9, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English
Level: All
CE Points: 0

Learn strategies to continually strengthen your expertise in your working languages.

Professional-level language expertise is what translators and interpreters sell. We cannot neglect to tend to the linguistic expertise that we offer as a service—our skills must be top notch and continually improving. But it is all too easy to prioritize other aspects of your translation or interpreting business if you do not have a firm plan to hone your linguistic skills consistently.

Join this webinar to learn tips and strategies for maintaining and strengthening your working languages. You will take away new ideas, useful links, and references for your linguistic success.

You will learn how to:

  1. Define a framework for maintaining your language skills
  2. Become familiar with the five areas of focus for language maintenance
  3. Set up a plan to assess your progress

ATA Member: Free – Click to Register 

About the Presenter
Eve Lindemuth Bodeux has spent more than 20+ years working in the language services industry. She is an ATA-certified French>English translator focusing on corporate communications, market research, and international development content. She also has expertise in multilingual project management and has worked for clients worldwide. She co-hosted the Speaking of Translationpodcast for 13 years and is the author of Maintaining Your Second Language: practical and productive strategies for translators, teachers, interpreters, and other language lovers. Eve sponsors an online book club for translators called the Global Reads Book Club for discussions of books in translation. She has graduate degrees from both the University of Lorraine (Nancy II) in France and the University of Virginia in the U.S. She is currently serving on the ATA Board of Directors.

December 9, 2021
Accounting and Taxes for Freelance Translators and Interpreters in the U.S.

Presenters: Michael J. Amato and Patricia L. Keller
Dates: December 9, 2021
Time: 12:00 noon U.S. EDT 
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: English
Level: All
CE Points: 1 ATA-approved

Get expert advice on organizing your bookkeeping and taxes.

Being a freelance translator or interpreter means that you wear many hats to keep your company running, including money matters. Have you ever wondered how to organize your taxes and accounts? How do you keep your receipts, invoices, and payments straight? And what about your tax deductions: what business expenses qualify as such?

Join this webinar for a chance to hear from certified public accountants who will give you an overview of all that you need to know from the accounting standpoint to run your freelance translation or interpreting business.

Speakers will cover business recordkeeping options, banking, taxation for employees versus independent contractors, and multi-state, local, and foreign tax reporting responsibilities.

You will get professional advice on the costs involved in getting started and structuring your business as well as information about the tax deductions available for small business owners, such as retirement planning, self-employed health insurance, business insurance, business use of home, phone, internet, and purchase of equipment and tools.

This webinar is intended for language services providers who have tax obligations in the U.S.

You will learn how to:

  1. File taxes if you are a U.S. citizen or resident
  2. Manage multi-state tax responsibilities
  3. Estimate start-up costs, such as cash, fixed assets, loans, payroll, and independent contractors
  4. Pay estimated tax in the U.S.—individually, as a business, or via payroll
  5. Take advantage of additional tax deductions, such as business use of home, mileage, phone, internet, and more

ATA Member: $45 – Click to Register | Non-Member: $60 – Click to Register

About the Presenters
Michael J. Amato is president of Independent Tax & Financial Planners, P.C, founded in 1981. He holds a BSc degree in accounting from LaSalle University as well as several other professional credentials, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of State, State Board of Accountancy, Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP™) credential from the International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners, Life and Health Insurance license from the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) designation from the Institute of Business and Finance, and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the American Institute of Public Accountants.

Patricia L. Keller works for Independent Tax & Financial Planners, P.C, where she is responsible for business client’s accounting, tax, and operational needs, as well as preparation of individual returns. She holds a BSc in accounting from Bloomsburg University and an MBA from Rider University. She has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, State Board of Accountancy.

December 14, 2021
Listening and Communication: Keys to Resolving Conflict

Presenters: Ellen Kandell
Dates: December 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 noon U.S. EDT 
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: English
Level: All
CE Points: 1 ATA-approved

Learn about conflict, its sources, and the strategies for managing it in your translation or interpreting work.

We have all been there at one point: a client is unhappy with your work, you are having a disagreement with a colleague, or, perhaps, you must deliver feedback that is far from positive. What is the best way to manage situations that can cause discord and hurt somebody’s feelings, or worse—ruin the professional relationship?

Conflict is a naturally occurring phenomenon in life and at work. In fact, when there is no conflict, relationships can get stagnant. While we try to avoid conflict, it can serve as opportunities for growth and change if managed correctly.

The speaker will dissect the primary conflict resolution skill—listening—and its critical role in the communication process. You will learn how to understand positions and interests as well as learn what factors act as barriers to listening and effective communication. Finally, you will get a chance to practice active listening skills.

After this webinar, you will feel better equipped to resolve challenging situations and have difficult conversations in your professional life.

You will learn how to:

  1. Understand conflict, its sources, and strategies for managing it
  2. Appreciate the importance and complexity of listening in conflict resolution
  3. Have difficult conversations with colleagues, supervisors, and managers
  4. Consider the differences between positions and interests in conflict resolution
  5. Practice active listening

ATA Member: $45 – Click to Register | Non-Member: $60 – Click to Register

About the Presenter
Ellen F. Kandell is an attorney with over 30 years of diverse legal experience in the public and private sectors. Her company, Alternative Resolutions, LLC, provides mediation, group facilitation, and training to associations and nonprofits, government agencies, businesses, professional corporations, and educational institutions. Prior to starting her company, she served as an environmental enforcement attorney at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where she managed and grew the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program.

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