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New Certified Members

September 18, 2021

Congratulations! The following members have successfully passed ATA’s certification exam: English into Chinese Tingting Qin Kansas City, MO English into Portuguese Melissa S. Harkin Saint Charles, MO English into Spanish Ana Bardi Miramar, FL  Maria Bassiouk Studio City, CA Debora Bendayan Highland Park, NJ Tamara M. Cabrera Carrboro, NC Lina J. Morales-Chacana Silver Spring, MD […]

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New Certified Members

September 17, 2021

Congratulations! The following members have successfully passed ATA’s certification exam!

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From the President: Tough Decisions

September/October 2021 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org As my term as president nears an end, I’m pleased to report that ATA’s Board of Directors held its first in-person meeting since February 2020, with an informal Strategy Day on Friday, August 6, and a formal Board meeting on August 7–8 in Nashville, Tennessee. Everyone—but especially the […]

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From the President-Elect: The Final Countdown

September/October 2021 Issue

From the President-Elect Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo madalena@accessibletranslations.com Twitter: @mszampaulo Who else is counting down the days until we reunite in Minneapolis (and virtually) at ATA62? Surely it isn’t just me! This year’s Annual Conference model will be another new one for ATA as we hold a hybrid conference for the first time. Registration opened in […]

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From the Executive Director: Board Meeting Highlights

September/October 2021 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The ATA Board of Directors met August 7–8, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee—the first in-person Board meeting since February 2020. The meeting was preceded by the Board’s annual Strategy Day. Strategy Day allows the Board to discuss in-depth aspects of the Association and the translation and interpreting professions. […]

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OPUS-CAT: A State-of-the-Art Neural Machine Translation Engine on Your Local Computer

September/October 2021 Issue

Neural machine translation (NMT) is one of the success stories of deep learning and artificial intelligence. Revolutionary innovations in the computational architectures made in 2015–2017 have led to dramatic improvements in the quality of machine translation (MT) and changed the field forever. Some professional translators welcome these changes with enthusiasm, others less so. But everyone […]

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Online Exam Proctoring: Something Old, Something New

September/October 2021 Issue

With the successful launch of ATA’s online certification exam, we’re starting to ramp up capacity and open more spaces for candidates.1 (For basic information about the online exam, check out the Certification Forum column in the July/August issue.2) This expanded accessibility to candidates opens possibilities for proctors as well, since they’re no longer limited by […]

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Choosing and Building A Specialization

September/October 2021 Issue

In our experience, the best way to ensure quality and a sustainable business practice is to specialize. Whether you arrived in the industry with a specialization or are currently working to build one, you’ll find it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Regardless of how you choose a specialization, you must work to build, maintain, and transform your areas of expertise to attract great clients and earn top dollar.

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ATA 2021 Elections: Candidate Statements

September/October 2021 Issue

Calling all Voting members! Participating in ATA’s annual elections (in person and virtually) is your opportunity to help shape the future of the Association. Learn what this year’s candidates for ATA’s Board of Directors have to say. Remember, the Annual Meeting of Voting Members will be held October 28, 2021.

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