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Forming A Peer Study Group to Prepare for ATA’s Certification Exam

May/June 2022 Issue

Peer-based study groups are an effective way to prepare for ATA’s certification exam. Learn how one recent group was organized and administered, including recommended best practices for future groups.

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T&I Stakeholders Talk Interconnections

May/June 2022 Issue

Interconnections are key to shaping legislation and policy, facilitating technology and its integration, and crafting education and training in ways that benefit the translation and interpreting industry as well as the greater language enterprise.

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Lots of Resources for LOTS Interpreters

May/June 2022 Issue

Interpreters of languages other than Spanish (LOTS) don’t have the luxury of ready-made interpreting practice recordings/materials, complete with glossary keys for complicated terminology. They must be creative. Read on to discover lots of LOTS resources and come away better prepared to meet your professional goals.

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Words Matter, Identity Matters: Translating the Vocabulary of Diversity

May/June 2022 Issue

Words matter. Identity matters. For translators who are not members of marginalized communities, the first step is to recognize our own privilege, to acknowledge our own limitations, and to broaden our perspective regarding communities of color, women, and LGBTQ+ persons.

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Hard of Hearing Children and Dual Language Learning: Guidelines for Interpreters

May/June 2022 Issue

Interpreters play a key role for hard of hearing future multilinguals as they receive services from audiologists and speech-language pathologists. As interpreters, we bring our creativity into the session to find solutions, working as a team with the provider to ensure the best possible intervention for the patient. How can interpreters complement and aid other professionals in their tasks? How do we help families along this journey without making it our own? Here’s some advice that stems from my experience and that of other professionals in the field.

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The Certification Exam: In Demand and On Demand!

May/June 2022 Issue

ATA recently launched its second year of offering the certification exam online. In 2021, we began partnering with ExamRoom.AI, an international remote testing platform, to allow candidates to take the exam from home. After some initial hiccups, this proved to be a successful and popular collaboration. In all, 150 candidates took the online exam, whereas […]

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Can Clients Find You? Help Them With Google My Business

May/June 2022 Issue

The following was originally published on Next Level: The ATA Business Practices Blog. This initiative by ATA’s Business Practices Education Committee provides information for both freelancers and company owners to use in all aspects of their careers, from improving their privacy protections to planning for retirement. Visit: www.atanet.org/career-education/next-level. I’m willing to bet that marketing your […]

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Which iPad Is Best for Interpreting?

May/June 2022 Issue

In this column, I’ll answer a question I encounter at least once a month: “Which tablet is best for interpreting?” After sharing why I’m a big iPad fan, I’ll give you a rundown of all the options on the market. Here’s the good news. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get an excellent […]

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Selling Data

May/June 2022 Issue

In 2004, I started a company with Donna Parrish, one of the co-owners and co-organizers of the LocWorld conferences (https://locworld.com), called TM Marketplace. The idea behind the company was to facilitate the leasing of translation memories (TMs) between parties. These TMs could either be used for traditional TM lookup services or as training material for […]

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