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The German Language Division…

... is a language group within the American Translators Association (ATA) for translators and interpreters with German as either their source or their target language. The GLD was founded at the ATA Conference in San Francisco in 1997 and currently comprises 1,543 members.



  • MOOCs* in aller Munde – auch bei Sprachmittlern?
    MOOCs* in aller Munde – auch bei Sprachmittlern?                                by Ulrike Walter-Lipow  *sprich “Muhk“ Der nachstehende Text ist eine überarbeitete und aktualisierte Fassung eines Ende 2013 im MDÜ und im Mitteilungsblatt der österreichischen Universitas veröffentlichten Artikels. Die vorliegende Fassung erschien bereits […]  » more
  • From Freelancer to Factory Girl
    The Professional and Personal Benefits of Returning to the Office By Hilary Fayen Higgins The most obvious advantage of the proverbial day job is the greater financial security that comes with it. In October of 2011, after working as a U.S.-based freelance German>English translator for 14 years, I accepted an 18-month contract as an in-house […]  » more
  • Birgit Vosseler-Brehmer Wins 2012 School Outreach Contest
    Birgit Vosseler-Brehmer Wins 2012 School Outreach Contest By Lillian Clementi (Origianlly published in February issue of The ATA Chronicle. Reprinted with permission from the ATA.) The prize in ATA’s eighth annual School Outreach Contest went to ATA member Birgit Vosseler-Brehmer for a photo marking her presentation to an 11th-grade English class at the Kurfürst-Salentin-Gymnasium in […]  » more
  • Dictionary Review: Wörterbuch Immobilienwirtschaft (Englisch/Deutsch)
    Dictionary Review: Wörterbuch Immobilienwirtschaft (Englisch/Deutsch) – architect, German-English translator and GLD member Andrew Catford reviews the latest Real Estate Dictionary (4th revised edition) from Immobilien Zeitung in Wiesbaden. Wörterbuch Immobilienwirtschaft / Real Estate Dictionary 4th revised edition, Wiesbaden: Immobilien Zeitung, April 2011 A review by Andrew Catford Scope This German/English and English/German dictionary aims to […]  » more
  • A Bilingual Reading
    A Bilingual Reading – Novelist Jan-Philipp Sendker and literary translator Linda Marianiello presented a captivating reading at the 2011 ATA conference in Boston. It was a moving session that also allowed attendees to get a first-hand look at how an author and translator can interact to come up with just the right translation to match […]  » more