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ATA Action Alert: Share Your Feedback on a New Proposed Independent Contractor Rule that Could Classify Independent Translators and Interpreters as Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

November 10, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor’s new proposed rule could classify independent translators and interpreters as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL is asking for input from independent contractors by December 13, 2022. ATA has written a statement to educate its members and the general public about the implications of this proposed rule on independent translation and interpreting professionals.

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ATA63: One for the Books!

November 1, 2022

Thanks to all who joined us at ATA63 for our reunion in Los Angeles and for being part of this experience. Don’t forget to complete the ATA63 Session Surveys and the Overall Conference Survey by December 1! You could win big! ATA President-Elect and Conference Organizer Veronika Demichelis tells you how!

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ATA Webinars Series – Live / On-Demand

Check out the latest offerings in ATA’s Webinar Series! These presentations are designed to help translators and interpreters strengthen their skills and expertise with experience-based information and techniques. Advance your career with affordable and effective online education!

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Congratulations to Newly Elected Directors!

October 31, 2022

ATA held its regularly scheduled elections on Thursday, October 13, at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members during ATA63’s Annual Conference.

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Final Notes for ATA63 Attendees

October 30, 2022

A big thanks to our attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors for making ATA63 such a success! Here are a few “housekeeping” reminders as you wind down from all the conference activity.

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ATA Supports Interpreters Seeking Fair Pay in Nevada

October 1, 2022

ATA has written to Nevada’s Court Administration Office of the Eighth Judicial District Court in support of fair compensation for freelance interpreters working in Clark County courts. ATA warned the court that if it continues to offer rates below those of courts in neighboring jurisdictions, certified interpreters may choose to work elsewhere, and the gap would likely be filled by non-professional practitioners.

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Humor and Translation — Music as Translation

September 22, 2022

In her recent book on Music and Translation1, Lucile Desblache assumes an extremely expansive definition of translation, applying the term to virtually any cultural artifact that has been influenced in any way by another cultural artifact from the same or a different culture.

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ATA 2022 Elections: Candidate Statements

September 20, 2022

Calling all Voting members! Participating in ATA’s annual elections 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 and Election will be held October 13, 2022.

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Rites of Passage: Selecting and Preparing Source Texts for the Certification Exam

September/October 2022 Issue

Ask an ATA certification exam grader to name the most difficult thing about the job, and chances are they’ll reply, “passage selection.” You might wonder what’s so hard about this task. If a group of graders needs a new passage, don’t they just find a random article in an online newspaper, copy and paste a […]

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