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COVID-19 and Support for ATA Members

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted the translation and interpreting marketplace in ways we could not have imagined three weeks ago. This is going to be a real challenge. But as an ATA member, you don’t have to go it alone.

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ATA Members and the CARES Act

March 31, 2020

Last week, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is intended to mitigate the impact of the nationwide economic shutdown. Here is a summary of the provisions that are pertinent to ATA members.

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ATA Statement on Congressional Response to Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

As Congress and the executive branch consider relief measures to combat the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, they must remember to include freelance translators and interpreters, as well as other self-employed professionals and small to medium-sized language services companies.

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ATA Statement on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

March 18, 2020

Language professionals face considerable uncertainty right now. ATA is here to support you

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ATA Welcomes ALC’s Support for a T&I Exemption to AB 5

March 17, 2020

ATA welcomes the advocacy support of the Association of Language Companies for a specific exemption in AB 5 for translators and interpreters.

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Bring Your “A” Game to Video Game Localization

March/April 2020 Issue

Video games require translators to take so much more than the translatable text into account. Video game localization is a target-oriented translation and its goal is to entertain.

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Member Opinions: Discussion on Opening ATA’s Exam to Nonmembers

March/April 2020 Issue

In the November/December issue, the Board encouraged members to submit their opinions, both pro and con, regarding opening ATA’s certification exam to nonmembers. Member feedback is important to the discussion, so share your thoughts!

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Assembly Bill 5: What Now?

March/April 2020 Issue

Get involved in standing up for our profession! Start with this how-to advocacy handout, a step-by-step action plan showing you how to present your case to state lawmakers. The information includes how to find your representatives and sample talking points to use in letters or conversations with legislators.

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Translation and Emotions: Keys for Effective Online Instruction and Collaboration

March/April 2020 Issue

How do we compensate for the lack of direct human interaction in online training courses? The socio-affective strategies discussed here will help optimize the instructor’s effectiveness and prepare students for the workplace.

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