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 […]

ATA 58th Annual Conference: Call for Presentation Proposals

The American Translators Association is now accepting presentation proposals for ATA’s 58th Annual Conference in Washington, DC (October 25-28, 2017). Proposals must be received by March 3, 2017. How to submit a presentation proposal for 2017 The Conference draws an audience of more than 1,600 […]

What does being an ATA member mean?

Are you thinking about becoming an ATA member? Find out what makes ATA stand out from all the rest in this video: You’ve made up your mind? You can join the ATA here. Don’t forget to also join the German Language Division if you’re working […]

GLD Photo Contest Winner

And the winner is… I am pleased to announce that Nicholas Hartmann has been chosen as the winner of the GLD Photo Contest. It was a close call between several images, but his photo of Hallstatter See taken in 1989 came out on top. Honorable […]

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 […]

Erfahrungsbericht Beck Akademie E-Learning

Kurs: UPDATE: DATENSCHUTZ 2017 Referent: Dr. Sebastian Kraska 7. September 2016 Hier nun also mein Erfahrungsbericht mit diesem Kurs: Allererste Sahne ist das Gesamturteil. Auf der Website unter ONLINE SEMINARE findet man nach Fachgebiet die diversen Seminare. Dort gibt es auch pro Seminar eine Preview. […]

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 […]

Governance at a Glance: ATA Board Meetings

What is the ATA Board of Directors? The Board consists of nine directors (three-year terms each) and four officers (two-year terms each). What does the Board do? ATA’s Bylaws assign the Board the management of the “property, affairs, business, and concerns of the Association.” Check out […]