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The Voice of Interpreters and Translators
The Voice of Interpreters and Translators

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Is There a Future in Freelance Translation? Let’s Talk About It!

“While the demand for translation services is at a record high, many freelancers say their inflation-adjusted earnings seem to be declining. Why is this and can anything be done to reverse what some have labelled an irreversible trend?”

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Remote Simultaneous Interpreting: The Upside and Downside

"There are many experienced interpreters who are reluctant to try remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI), viewing it as a hindrance to good performance. However, there's no getting around the fact that RSI is becoming a widespread practice. So, should we resist, or get on board and contribute our know-how to enhance this new method of working?"

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Free ATA webinar—Volunteering: Making Your Investment of Time Worthwhile

Learn how to make volunteering work for you! Presenter Jamie Hartz will share her approach to choosing and managing volunteer activities plus how volunteering shaped her career as a translator.

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Language Lobbyist for a Day, Translation Advocate for a Lifetime!

"We made a difference. The U.S. General Services Administration (USGSA) updated their definitions of translation and interpreting, essentially explaining the different types of translation and interpreting services in greater detail."

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Nine Ways to Stand Out in the Translation and Interpreting Industry

"Whether you're a freelancer or a small agency owner, looking to other industries for inspiration and tips can provide you with innovative ways of doing things in your own business. Here are nine things I learned and was able to implement simply by looking outside the [translation and interpreting] industry and being open to different ways of doing things."

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ATA Newsbriefs—current issue now online

The role translators and interpreters play in a global society is receiving increasing news coverage. ATA members are able to keep current on these important stories through ATA Newsbriefs, a twice-monthly e-newsletter featuring summaries of translation and interpreting news from around the world.

Current issue: http://bit.ly/March30NB
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ATA Annual Conference: Get ready for Big Opportunities in the Big Easy!

Join Us for ATA59. The ATA 59th Annual Conference takes place October 24-27, 2018 in New Orleans. ATA59 offers specialized opportunities for dedicated translators and interpreters to connect and collaborate while they shape the future of their profession. Join 1,600 of your colleagues to tackle current challenges and work with industry leaders to reach common goals.

Learn more: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2018/
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Copyediting for Stand-Out Style in Any Translation

"'Style'—what a vague term! But don't despair. Just answer a few simple questions at the start of every project to define your copyediting goals and provide consistent, quality work every time."

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Scam Alert

"ATA Headquarters has noticed a recent spike in scam reports from members. Taking steps to safeguard your identity and minimize the risk from scammers is not as difficult as it sounds, but it takes diligence."

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ATA59: Call for Proposals

The American Translators Association is accepting presentation proposals for the ATA 59th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24-27, 2018. Proposals must be received by March 2, 2018.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/ProposalsATA59
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