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When School Comes Home: Making Room in the Day for Distance Learning

September 1, 2020

Although COVID has disrupted our lives for the foreseeable future, planning ahead and using some tricks can save us frustration as well as streamline kids’ remote learning while working from home.

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Humor and Translation — Groaners

August 31, 2020

In The Nation for December 31, 2018, cryptic crossword puzzle no. 3484 by Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto has “groaner” as one of its answers.

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Introducing ATA’s New Back to Business Basics Webinar Series

August 29, 2020

Each webinar of ATA’s new Back to Business Basics series will focus on a small, practical piece of business advice for translators and interpreters at different stages of their career. At only 45 minutes, Back to Business Basics presentations are shorter than other ATA webinars, limited to ATA members, and free!

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ATA President Addresses Need to Include All Interpreters and Translators in California Assembly Bill 1850

June 4, 2020

A letter from ATA President Ted Wozniak urging the California Appropriations Committee to amend the language of AB 1850 to include all “professional translators and interpreters.”

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ATA Supports Senate Bill 3612

May 13, 2020

This is a notice to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) recipients: business expenses paid with PPP funds may not be deductible. ATA members who have received PPP funds should keep careful track of the uses for which such funds are used.

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More Spoofing, Phishing, and Scamming

May 1, 2020

Members of ATA’s Business Practices Listserv are reporting new scam email job offers. Unlike email job offers of old with grammatical and spelling mistakes, these are quite good.

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Marketing Services during a Pandemic and Economic Crisis: Why You Should Do It and How to Get It Right

April 28, 2020

While I’ll admit that I initially questioned whether I should be marketing my services during a global health and economic crisis, I quickly changed my mind. Why? Because our clients still need us, and their clients need us. Plain and simple.

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InterpretAmerica 2020: A Timely Response to an Unprecedented Crisis

April 17, 2020

2020 marks InterpretAmerica’s 10th anniversary, and we had been planning an as-yet-unannounced celebratory event. But COVID-19 made it immediately apparent what we needed to do instead: organize an online forum to spark as broad a conversation as possible about the global lockdown’s effects on the provision of interpreting services and what needed to be done to adapt to this new reality.

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How Are Translation Tool Providers Assisting Translators during the Pandemic?

April 15, 2020

GeekSpeak columnist Jost Zetzsche gets the scoop on what some of the leading translation tool vendors and developers are doing to help their customers who are struggling as a result of the pandemic.

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