GLD newsletter: 02/2018 issue is now available

The second 2018 issue of the German Language Division’s biannual newsletter—interaktiv—is now online. Click here to download your copy and discover how fleißig your division has been of late. (Find past issues here.) Here’s just a glimpse of what’s inside: List of German sessions at […]

GLD newsletter: 01/2018 issue is now available

The first 2018 issue of interaktiv is now online. (Find past issues here.) This issue – which I believe is our biggest to date – is chock-full of stories written by your colleagues: No fewer than 12 pieces complement our regular columns. From an entertaining […]

#GLDinBerlin 2018

GLD members gathered in the homeland’s capital for their 5th annual workshop to network, talk shop, and explore the city. After wandering about in the southern half of the country—from Mainz (twice) to Munich to Karlsruhe—it was time to head north. Berlin was the obvious […]

GLD members presenting at ATA58

ATA’s 58th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, is right around the corner. If you’re going, you’re very likely to see some familiar names in the program. Plenty of our GLD colleagues will be sporting the “Speaker” ribbon on their name badges. Here’s a rundown of […]

GLD newsletter: Summer 2017 issue is now available

Dear Readers, The Summer 2017 edition of interaktiv is now online. (Find past issues here.) In this jam-packed issue, we get you primed for ATA’s 58th Annual Conference, announce GLD’s annual networking event, tell you about an all-new BDÜ event, remember two wonderful women, feature some “quirky” translators and […]

GLD newsletter: Winter 2017 issue (finally) available!

Dear Readers, The Winter 2016 edition of interaktiv is now (finally!) available for download. Click here to download your own personal copy. (Find past issues here.) As the world has watched—you might say with shock and awe—a drama c changing of the guard in Washington, another one has taken place, albeit much […]

GLD event in Karlsruhe: A Con-shop or a Work-ference?

This year’s 4th annual GLD Workshop in Germany, held in Karlsruhe on February 11, was in a category of its own. The fourth annual GLD workshop was actually the sixth gathering of GLD members in Europe in so many years. After ATA52 in Boston, Karen […]

What You Need to Know About the German Language Division

Have you ever wondered just why we have a German Language Division? Isn’t it enough, after all, to be a member of ATA, an association offering a professional home to both translators and interpreters alike? For some of us, attending the annual conferences gives us […]

GLD Newsletter: Summer 2016 issue now available!

Dear Readers, The Summer 2016 edition of interaktiv – the “Did You Know” issue – is now available for download. Click here to download your own personal copy. (Find past issues here.) Did you know that ATA membership has something in common with Microsoft Office? It comes with many more features than […]

Why You Should Participate in the School Outreach Program

    As a new ATA member in 2015, I received my first edition of The Chronicle and was intrigued by the article about Jenny Stillo, the winner of the 2013–2014 School Outreach Contest. At the time, I was in my sixth year working for […]

ATA Antitrust Policy Update

The ATA Board of Directors has approved a new antitrust policy to ensure the Association’s compliance with federal laws. What might seem like just another policy to some members is actually a very important document to all members. To read the policy and the accompanying […]

GLD meeting in Munich

GLD members in Europe are gathering for a workshop in Munich on March 5, 2016 at the BDÜ Bavaria Headquarters. The morning session will include GLD news and a recap of the ATA 56th Annual Conference in Miami followed by a number of ATA topics such […]

interaktiv Winter 2016 is out!

Dear Readers, The Winter 2016 edition of interaktiv is now available for download. Click here to download your own personal copy. (Find past issues here.) In this issue… Editorial A Word from the Administrator Minutes of the 2015 Annual Meeting Jahresbericht von Gerhard Preisser, GLD List Owner (Translation) Notes from the Homeland […]

Listen to The ATA Podcast!

In case you missed the news, the ATA has a podcast — the ATA Podcast — hosted by yours truly. Listen in on Episode 2 as ATA President David Rumsey and President-Elect Corinne McKay look back at ATA’s 56th Annual Conference, look ahead to ATA’s […]

Wanted: GLD Calendar Events

Do you know of a non-profit translation or interpreting organization with an upcoming event? Get it listed in the GLD event calendar! Just send an email to me at matt(at) with the event name, organizing group, location, and website information. Thanks! Matt Baird Editor interaktiv […]

Happy International Translation Day!

This year ATA joins the celebration with the release of the association’s first podcast: An Interview with President Caitilin Walsh and President-Elect David Rumsey about what’s in store for ATA members at the ATA 56th Annual Conference in Miami.

Translator on Tour: 30 Countries, 7 Continents, 1 Laptop

  Anyone working in an industry dominated by freelancers can attest to the unnerving feeling you’re left with in the absence of a work contract, the kind with an employer, benefits and a retirement plan. The first few years I worked as a German to […]

Register for the annual GLD networking event in Miami!

Enjoy an evening mingling with your colleagues of the German Language Division while sampling a Pan-Latin array of tapas catered by Toro Toro. Thursday, November 5, 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm Click here for more information.

interaktiv Summer 2015 now available

Dear Readers, The Summer 2015 edition of interaktiv is now available for download from the GLD website. Click here to download your own personal copy. (Find past issues here.) In the last issue of interaktiv – Winter 2015 – we served up two takes on work […]

Watch the ATA School Outreach Video!

Come to Miami and celebrate the 10th anniversary of ATA’s School Outreach Contest! Just think, you could be this year’s winner! But first you have to submit an entry. That’s easy to do. Click the Learn More below to find out how. And don’t forget–the […]

How to download your ATA membership card

No more waiting by the mailbox! Your ATA membership card is now digital and available for your download in the MembersOnly area of the ATA website. Just login and click the Membership Card tab. Click here to learn more.

Winter 2015 issue of interaktiv now available!

Dear GLD Members, The Winter 2015 edition of interaktiv is now available for download from the GLD website. Click here to download your own personal copy. (Find past issues here.) How many of us dream of taking full advantage of our freelancer freedom, trotting around the globe while […]