Guest post: Meditation for Translators

These are a few things that I think we’ve all experienced as translators: The mental exhaustion of processing an avalanche of words. The stiffness and tired eyes that come from sitting at the computer a little too long. The frustration of working out a tricky […]

The German Language Division at ATA59

With less than 10 days to go until the 59th ATA Conference, we wanted to make sure you don’t miss any of the GLD events during the conference. Networking events Welcome Celebration Wednesday October 24, 2018 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. This is the event that kicks […]

GLD Networking Dinner at ATA59 in New Orleans

Alle Jahre wieder – ‘This the season for the annual GLD networking event. There’s no better way to relax and enjoy the company of our colleagues during the busy ATA Conference week. Held at a charming courtyard venue in the beautiful French Quarter just a […]

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 […]

ATA59: Call for presentation proposals

The American Translators Association is now accepting presentation proposals for the ATA 59th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24-27, 2018. The deadline for submitting a proposal is March 2, 2018. The Annual Conference attracts more than 1,600 attendees, bringing together translators, interpreters, educators, […]

Revisiting some of my favorite things about the ATA58 conference

Now that some weeks have already passed and we find ourselves well into the Vorweihnachtszeit, I would like to take a break from translating to take a look back at the ATA conference in Washington D.C. As always, the conference week is a busy mixture […]

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 […]

Workshop announcement: 5th Annual GLD Workshop in Berlin February 2018

What started as a casual meet-up has now become a well-established workshop. Join fellow GLD members in Europe for our fifth annual gathering – this year at Myer’s Hotel in Berlin’s charismatic Prenzlauer Berg. Come for an opportunity to network and learn from each other […]

A new way to pay for the GLD Networking Event at ATA58

Hello fellow GLD members, October is here, and you know what that means! Fall is here, and ATA58 is just around the corner. You have probably already made your travel arrangements and paid for the conference, but have you reserved your spot at the GLD […]

Video interview with GLD Distinguished Speaker Philip Boehm

Those of you who attended the ATA 57th Annual Conference in San Francisco will surely remember the GLD’s guest speaker, Philip Boehm – a playwright, theater director and literary translator, among other things. He has received numerous grants and awards for his work over the […]

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 […]

Join us for the GLD Networking Event at ATA58

Dear ATA58 attendees, Please join us at ATA58 for the German Language Division Networking Social Event. When: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7-9.30 p.m. Where: Goethe Institute, 1900 K Street, Washington, D.C. Why: Because networking is fun and pays off! Who: GLD Members and Guests Our […]

German Immersion Strategies for Expatriates and Other Deutsch-Fans

A few months ago, a translation agency with an interesting client portfolio approached me about collaborating on creative translation projects for the German market. Excited about the opportunity, I sent them my CV. The next e-mail I received was less positive: I was told that […]

Save the date: GLD workshop in Berlin Feb. 2018

Did you know that there is a dedicated group of GLD members living in Europe?* And that we meet up once a year for a workshop? If not, please read the latest issue of Interaktiv for editor Matt Baird’s article on the history of the […]

GLD newsletter: A Word from the Administrator

Dear Colleagues, Greetings from Northern Virginia, where spring has sprung early this year and, after a very mild winter, the daffodils are already in bloom. Even the world-famous Washington, D.C. cherry blossoms are scheduled to peak in mid-March! The New Year is already several months […]

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 […]

ATA Statement on U.S. Immigration Order

As the voice of over 10,000 interpreters and translators in the United States and abroad, the American Translators Association is very concerned about President Trump’s recent Executive Order to suspend issuing visas to nationals from certain countries in the Middle East and northern Africa. Impact […]

GLD at the 57th ATA conference opening event

The GLD at the 57th ATA Conference

Here we are already in 2017, and the ATA conference in San Francisco seems so long ago. But for those of you who did not have the chance to attend the conference in San Francisco or who missed out on the GLD events, let me […]