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ATA’s 2019–2020 School Outreach Contest Winner Goes Virtual

January 29, 2021

After schools closed in South Florida and elsewhere due to the pandemic, Giovanna (Gio) Lester happened to see that ATA’s School Outreach Program was looking for a virtual presenter. She immediately volunteered. This year’s ATA School Outreach Contest winner shared the inside story of her first virtual presentation with students in Missouri.

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What You Need to Know about the Small Business Administration’s “Second Draw” of Its Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has now rolled out the “Second Draw” of its Paycheck Protection Program (aka “PPP2”), so now is a good time to take another look at the various federal financial support programs that are potentially interesting as sources of emergency funding for freelance translators and interpreters, as well as LLCs and S-Corps owned by translators and interpreters.

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Translation as an Art: How to Get Your Work in a Museum

January/February 2021 Issue

Museums have evolved from rather stuffy places to lively multimedia experiences with exhibitions on anything from art and photography to fashion, film, and music. Here are some examples of the types of projects you might encounter when working for museums, including some challenges you’re likely to face.

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2021 Honors and Awards Now Open!

January/February 2021 Issue

2021 Honors and Awards Now Open! ATA and the American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation (AFTI) present annual and biennial awards to encourage, reward, and publicize outstanding work done by both seasoned professionals and students. Awards and scholarships for 2021 include: The Alexander Gode Medal, ATA’s most prestigious award, is presented to an individual or […]

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Overcoming Accent Bias in the Courtroom

January/February 2021 Issue

Recently, I attended an online seminar about implicit bias in court settings. Among other things, the presenter spoke about accent bias and how, in some cases, it can undermine the credibility of a witness. Later, I read an article that stated that sometimes juries give less credibility or stop paying attention to expert testimony when […]

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Thank You Sponsors and Exhibitors

January/February 2021 Issue

ATA wishes to thank all of our sponsors and exhibitors for helping to make the 2020 virtual conference such a success! Sponsors Platinum SDL www.sdltrados.com SDL’s services in localization, neural machine translation, content management, and translation productivity and management enable its customers to engage global end users through the power of content. We support the […]

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The New Year, New Look, and Board Meeting Highlights

January/February 2021 Issue

The new year brings hope and opportunity. For ATA, it also brings a new look. The new ATA website will be online shortly. You’ll find it visually appealing, the content completely reviewed, and with better navigation. We have more to do with the directories. In addition to the website, the new year brings a new […]

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The Demands of On-Demand Interpreting

January/February 2021 Issue

In a time of increased professional isolation with interpreters working from home, here’s some light on the challenges and rewards of the essential work of on-demand over-the-phone interpreting.

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Call for Nominations: ATA Officers and Directors

January/February 2021 Issue

Do you know someone who would make a good potential candidate for ATA’s Board of Directors? If so, ATA’s Nominating and Leadership Development Committee would like to hear from you. Any ATA member may make a nomination. Here’s your chance to help shape the future of the Association!

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