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Humor and Translation – Dubravka Ugrešić

April 26, 2024

Dubravka Ugrešić (1949-2023) was an acclaimed Yugoslav-Croatian and Dutch writer who began publishing her stories and novels in the early 1980s. She was the first woman writer to be given the NIN award, Yugoslavia’s most prestigious literary prize. However, the most important thing about Dubravka Ugrešić, for the purposes of this column anyway, is that her works are humorous, although the humor is dark.

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Calling All Writers! ATA’s Public Relations and Advocacy Committees Need Your Help!

April 25, 2024

Volunteer for ATA and put your writing skills to great use!

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AFTI Scholarship Applications Now Open!

The American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation is now accepting applications for the AFTI ATA Conference First-Time Attendee Scholarship to attend ATA’s 65th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 30 – November 2, 2024!

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ATA Certification Online Exam Registration Now Open!

ATA certification is one of the industry’s most respected and recognized credentials for translators. Online exams are now open for registration!

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Translation Associations Address use of Automated Translation Printers in Public Schools

ATA, together with the American Association of Translators and Interpreters in Education (AAITE) and the National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL), recently issued a joint press release regarding the use of automated translation as a standalone solution.

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From the President: An Unprecedented Transition

March/April 2024 Issue

From the President Geoff Koby president@atanet.org The facts are clear. The feelings aren’t easy. As we informed the membership by email on February 20th and in ATA Newsbriefs, ATA President Veronika Demichelis has resigned from her position to deal with a serious illness. The Board of Directors accepted her resignation during a special meeting on […]

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From the President-Elect: Heading Out West to Portland!

March/April 2024 Issue

From the President-Elect Andy Benzo president-elect@atanet.org To add to Geoff’s message in his column, I would like to say that the news of the resignation of ATA President Veronika Demichelis due to health issues shocked ATA’s leadership to the core. The decision to step down is rarely easy. It involves introspection and the ability to […]

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From the Executive Director: Your Membership Is Your Connection

March/April 2024 Issue

Kelli C. Baxter kelli@atanet.org The 2024 renewal season has officially ended, and I would like to extend my thanks to all who renewed their commitment to serving ATA and the T&I industry. Your continued support allows us to further the mission of providing valuable resources and benefits to our members. Throughout the fall renewal campaign, […]

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Five Ways to Encourage Patient Self-Reliance and Autonomy for Health Care Interpreters

March/April 2024 Issue

By María Baker (Interpreters are a vital part of ATA. This column is designed to offer insights and perspectives from professional interpreters. The following originally appeared in the Spring 2022 issue of Cadeus, the newsletter of ATA’s Medical Division.)   Since interpreters started to be a part of the U.S. health care system in the […]

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