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Advocacy and Local Legislation: See Something, Say Something

November/December 2018 Issue

In recent months, a few state legislatures have taken steps that could affect voluntary certification programs such as ATA’s. These are certification programs that professionals can choose to pursue, but that are not mandatory to work in a given profession. The proposals range from no longer recognizing such voluntary credentials, since they might be considered […]

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Board Meeting Highlights

September/October 2018 Issue

Standing from left: Directors Faiza Sultan, Frieda Ruppaner-Lind, Geoff Koby, Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo, Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner, Tony Guerra, Evelyn Yang Garland, and Cristina Helmerichs. Seated from left: Secretary Karen Tkaczyk, President Corinne McKay, Past President Ann Macfarlane, President-Elect Ted Wozniak, and Treasurer John Milan. (Not pictured: Director Elena Langdon) The American Translators Association’s Board of Directors […]

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10 Reasons to Attend ATA59

July/August 2018 Issue

ATA’s 59th Annual Conference registration is open! Join 1,600 of your peers in New Orleans, October 24–27, 2018. Here are 10 reasons why you should attend. Inspiration: Learn from the best. See how others further along in their careers got to where they are. Get reenergized about your love of language and the drive to […]

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Board Meeting Highlights

May/June 2018 Issue

The American Translators Association’s Board of Directors met April 14–15, 2018, in Alexandria, Virginia. The Board met in conjunction with the Certification Committee and Language Chairs meetings. (Each exam language combination has a language chair administering the passage selection and graders. ATA currently offers testing in 30 language combinations.) Here are some highlights from the […]

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Board Meeting Highlights

March/April 2018 Issue

The American Translators Association’s Board of Directors met January 20–21, 2018, in Miami, Florida. The meeting followed the Board’s Annual Strategy Day. The Annual Strategy Day provides an opportunity for the Board to discuss in-depth aspects of the Association and the translation and interpreting professions. Strategy Day is coordinated and led by ATA’s president-elect, who, […]

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Board Meeting Highlights

January/February 2018 Issue

The ATA Board of Directors met October 28–29, 2017 in conjunction with the Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Here are some highlights from the meeting. Welcome: President Corinne McKay welcomed the new Board of Directors, including President-elect Ted Wozniak, Secretary Karen Tkaczyk, Treasurer John Milan, and Directors Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo (re-elected), Geoff Koby (re-elected), and […]

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Professional Development Your Way

November/December 2017 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org Conferences, online courses, certificates, webinars…the list of professional development opportunities available to translators and interpreters today can feel overwhelming. ATA is here as your trusted source for professional development. We’ve made it a priority to increase our professional development offerings, in terms of both quantity and quality. […]

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Board Meeting Highlights

September/October 2017 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The American Translators Association’s Board of Directors met July 29–30, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. Here are some highlights from the meeting. Final Budget: The Board approved the July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018 final budget and the 2018–2020 draft budgets. The approved budget is $3.32 million. This compares […]

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ATA’s Annual Conference: A Gauge for Professional Growth

July/August 2017 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org This issue of The ATA Chronicle traditionally kicks off the Annual Conference. Conference planning is well underway, thanks to President-Elect and Conference Organizer Corinne McKay, those who submitted proposals for conference sessions, and the committee chairs and division leaders who reviewed the over 425 proposals we received. […]

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