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From the President: Membership Has Its Benefits: Are You Making the Most of Them?

March/April 2018 Issue

From the President Corinne Mckay president@atanet.org Twitter handle: @corinnemckay If you’re receiving this issue of The ATA Chronicle, it means that you’ve renewed your ATA membership for 2018. Thank you! ATA would not be “the voice of interpreters and translators” without every one of our 10,500+ members. Since my term as ATA president began, I’ve […]

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From the President: Priorities!

January/February 2018 Issue

From the President Corinne Mckay president@atanet.org Twitter handle: @corinnemckay I often tell people that my main problem in life is wanting to do everything. During my term as ATA president, it will surely be impossible to do everything I’d would like to do, so I’ve set some priorities—the most important projects that I’d like us […]

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Reflecting on a Journey of Discovery

November/December 2017 Issue

From the President David Rumsey president@atanet.org Twitter handle: @davidcrumsey Living on an island in the Pacific Northwest, the nautical theme to these columns comes naturally. And this last one, which I’m writing on a ferry, is no different. When I reflect on my presidency at the helm, I think that it’s safe to say that ATA, the […]

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Demand for Translation and Interpreting Stronger than Ever

September/October 2017 Issue

From the President David Rumsey president@atanet.org Twitter handle: @davidcrumsey One of the great things about serving as ATA President is the ability to meet, listen to, and learn from translators and interpreters from around the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, I traveled to Brazil—home to the second-largest number of ATA members outside the U.S.—to attend and present […]

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Working to Enhance the Value of ATA

July/August 2017 Issue

From the President David Rumsey president@atanet.org Twitter handle: @davidcrumsey They say there are two seasons in the Pacific Northwest: the raining season and the staining season. For roughly six to seven months of the year there’s a steady supply of the former. Yet, there are a few precious months in the spring and summer when the rain […]

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ATA Advocacy Efforts

May/June 2017 Issue

From the President David Rumsey president@atanet.org Twitter handle: @davidcrumsey There’s a mantra in real estate that says, “location, location, location.” Which is to say, no matter where your house is built, it’s the neighborhood that really establishes its value. In terms of ATA and the U.S. translation and interpreting industry as a whole, our neighborhood could use […]

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Building Upon a Strong Foundation

March/April 2017 Issue

From the President David Rumsey president@atanet.org Twitter handle: @davidcrumsey In addition to living on the West Coast, where sailing is a major pastime, I also share a similar experience with many of my neighbors of having built my own home. The process is not for the faint-hearted, and you have to live with the decisions you make […]

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Sailing into 2017

January/February 2017 Issue

From the President David Rumsey president@atanet.org Twitter handle: @davidcrumsey As most of you have noticed by now, I’ve been using the analogy of a ship to describe the Association and its journey. Many people refer to ATA as the “mothership” within the translation/interpreting industry. And with over 10,000 members in all 50 states and over 100 countries, […]

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The Value of Volunteering

November/December 2016 Issue

In my last column I wrote about the benefits of a diverse membership at ATA to provide a wide variety of experience and skills that can help our members learn from each other. I also discussed the importance of having a strong crew at the helm of the Association to help guide us on a […]

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