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What’s Cooking: An Introduction to Culinary Translation

July/August 2021 Issue

With a greater variety of food and ingredients available and the globalization of food production and distribution, there’s a greater need for documents and labels—and a greater need to translate them.

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ATA’s Public Relations Committee

July/August 2021 Issue

The focus of ATA’s Public Relations Committee is to inform and educate the media and public about the roles that translators and interpreters play in society and what it means to be a translator or interpreter.

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What the Business Practices Education Committee Is Doing for ATA Members

July/August 2021 Issue

ATA’s Business Practices Education Committee offers many opportunities for members to get involved, give back to the Association, work with fellow members, and broaden their professional network.

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Language Access in the Courts: How Technology Saved the Day During a Pandemic

July/August 2021 Issue

On March 17, 2020, the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara received approval for an emergency order to suspend all non-emergency services—all criminal, civil, family, traffic, small claims, and probate proceedings—until April 3. Little did we know the courthouse would remain closed physically, but operational nonetheless, for more than a year.

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Almond, Eyeless—Can Poetry be Translated? An Interview with Author Karen Meadows

July/August 2021 Issue

Poetry, with all its nuance, rhythm, sound, and multiple levels of meaning, is certainly the most difficult language to translate. Is it possible to translate poetry from one language into another without losing meaning? Karen Meadows, author of Almond, Eyeless, attempts to answer the question.

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Diversify Successfully with Online Language Teaching/Cultural Experience Hosting

July/August 2021 Issue

Linguistic and cultural skills such as those cultivated by most translators/interpreters are in high demand in education and are difficult to duplicate. This industry is likely to remain active even after the pandemic, so it’s a stable option for translators/interpreters looking to diversify.

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From the President: Navigating the New Normal and More

July/August 2021 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org While it may be too soon to proclaim “the end is near,” it does appear that we’re approaching a return to normalcy and a post-COVID world. Here in New Orleans, most restrictions have been lifted and we even have live music again. I recently flew to Tucson, Arizona, […]

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From the President-Elect: A Hybrid Conference

July/August 2021 Issue

From the President-Elect Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo madalena@accessibletranslations.com Twitter: @mszampaulo As I sit down to write my column this month, I’m reminded of where we were a year ago and thankful to be feeling much more optimistic this year than last when it comes to planning the details of our Annual Conference. While uncertainty is still […]

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From the Executive Director: What’s New?

July/August 2021 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org ATA has more to offer than ever before. The breadth and depth of the programs and services reflects the hard work of dedicated volunteers and the staff at ATA Headquarters. Here’s a look at what’s new. Professional Development This year we’re on track to host 60 professional […]

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