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Congratulations ATA and AFTI Honors and Awards Recipients!

November 23, 2021

Each year, ATA and the American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation present annual and biennial awards to encourage, reward, and publicize outstanding accomplishments by both seasoned professionals and students.

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From the Past President: Last One!

November/December 2021 Issue

From the Past President Ted R. Wozniak My last column! Finally! Of all the tasks asked of ATA’s president, this is the only one I truly dreaded and hated. I can talk about ATA and the Board all day long, but writing this column was consistently a chore that made me wish I were Tom […]

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From the President: Working Together to Move ATA Forward in a Changing Landscape

November/December 2021 Issue

From the President Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo president@atanet.org Twitter: @mszampaulo As I begin my term as ATA president, I find myself reflecting on—and grateful for—how the past decade contributed to my ATA experience. I’ve served the Association as an administrator of one of ATA’s largest divisions, chair of three standing committees, five years as a director […]

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Intento for Translators

November/December 2021 Issue

What are the pros and cons of using a tool like Intento that allows you simultaneous access to dozens of machine translation (MT) engines? (When I say “a tool like,” I’m really not being particularly accurate because it’s actually the only tool that does what it does.) If you’ve used generic MT engines like those […]

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Chuchotage—Separating Fact from Fancy: A Film Review from an Interpreter’s Perspective

November/December 2021 Issue

How many hours have I spoken in these dark, tiny booths, hidden in the back of the room? I’m a man in the shadows. I’m not part of the protocol, yet here I am, interpreting politicians, tradesmen, lawyers. I’m the guardian of secrets. Countries and millions depend on me. I live by strict rules. Nothing […]

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Setting Goals for Your Freelance Business: An Important Job Satisfaction Tool

November/December 2021 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’ve been teaching business classes for freelance […]

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Practical Tips for Taking ATA’S Certification Exam Online

November/December 2021 Issue

You can now take ATA’s certification exam online anywhere, but how does it really work? As a past exam taker, I would like to share some practical tips for those preparing for the online exam.1 Prepping for the Exam Familiarize yourself with ATA’s explanation of error categories, the flowchart for error point decisions, and framework […]

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Member Opinion: Promoting Inclusion in Translation and Interpreting

November/December 2021 Issue

The translation and interpreting industry, like all industries, is not immune to bias based on the deep-seated, preconceived ideas we all carry, many subconsciously. The tense social climate we’re living in today forces us to reassess how inclusive our industry really is and what we can do to change.

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From the Executive Director: Board Meeting Highlights

November/December 2021 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The American Translators Association’s Board of Directors met October 30–31, 2021, in conjunction with the Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here are some highlights from the meeting. Welcome: President Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo welcomed the newly elected officers and directors—President-Elect Veronika Demichelis, Secretary Alaina Brandt, and Director Manako […]

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