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

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 gain a better understanding of these career paths.

The video was shared on ATA’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube). It was posted on ATA’s official ITD web page, where members could share it with colleagues and friends on their own social media channels. ATA also encouraged translators and interpreters to post what their typical workday looks like.

In addition to the video, members were invited to listen to ATA’s International Translation Day 2019 podcast as host Matt Baird interviewed ATA member Judy Jenner about the role translators and interpreters play in the global community.1

Why Tell Your Story?

What better way to create a platform for raising awareness of the translation and interpreting professions than to utilize the power of social media to share what you do with family, friends, clients, and all those people who keep asking, “Can you really make a living doing that?” This volunteer effort was headed by Jamie Hartz and Molly Yurick, who spent countless hours coordinating the details with ATA Director and Public Relations Committee Chair Eve Bodeux and ATA Headquarters.

Let’s Keep the ITD Message Going!

If you missed ATA’s International Translation Day celebration, don’t worry! You can still access and share the video and the podcast to let everyone know what you do! Just visit, ATA’s official ITD web page.

  1. Episode 37 of The ATA Podcast, “A Day in the Life of a Translator and Interpreter with Judy Jenner,” is available at
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