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LATEST NEWS

2018-11-16-17. The Discuss Interpreting International Conference is under way in Paris, France. Click here to watch the streaming live: https://bit.ly/2DoLflD

2018-11-15. The ID member-only discussion group in Google Groups is open now! Please send an email to ata-interpreters+subscribe@googlegroups.com to register with our new group. Please include your full name as listed in the Directory of ATA Members. This is a member benefit.

2018-11-03. The Interpreters Division is under new Leadership since the Annual Meeting held on October 25, 2018. Meet the new Administrator and Assistant Administrator: http://www.ata-divisions.org/ID/about/leadership-council/

 

 

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Esther M. Navarro-Hall Obituary

It is with great sadness that we learn today of the passing of Esther M. Navarro-Hall, a truly wonderful advocate for interpreters and the profession.

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Interpreters Division 2018 Election Results

Newly elected Interpreters Division officers are:

Administrator: Helen Eby

Assistant Administrator: Lorena Ortiz Schneider

 

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Interpreting Silicon Valley: A Work in Progress

All interpreters have stories to tell: The changes in their lives; the adjustments they make. In this post, Juan Pino-Silva explores the case of the interpreter who relocates within the US, his hopes and frustrations. His new network and equipment. The post is one of many narrative pieces the author is collecting for a larger project called Interpreting America. Read on.

 

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[ATA 59th Annual Conference - October 24-27 - New Orleans]

An interview with Pedro Diaz, Interpreters Division Guest Speaker

With the ATA 59th Annual Conference quickly approaching, guest speakers are getting ready for their big day in October. Interpreters Division Administrator Carol Velandia caught up with Pedro Díaz, the Interpreters Division Guest Speaker, to get some of his thoughts. Here’s the interview.

Juan Pino-Silva, Blog Editor

 

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Why provide a forensic transcription translation?

When one enters the profession, one may be called to perform tasks that may (closely or remotely) relate to interpreting/translation. Read or learn about one such task: Forensic Transcription Translation (FTT) in this post by Helen Eby.  Learn how to go about it, should your phone ring.

Juan Pino-Silva, Blog Editor

 

 

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Member feedback for upcoming ATA Board Meeting on Aug 4-5 in Portland, OR

Dear colleagues,

ATA Board and Interpreters Division member Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner has just sent the message below to the division’s listserve:

“Hello everyone! The ATA Board will meet on August 4-5, 2018 at the Portland Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. As always, we welcome your comments and feedback. …

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Shooting the Messenger: The Case of the Interpreter in Conflict Zones

The interpreters at the Nuremberg Trials were celebrated for their work, credited with the initial impetus of consecutive interpreting and gained the admiration of interpreting researchers, historians, teachers and students worldwide.  In contrast, today’s interpreters in conflict zones face many dangers, including life threats. Why? When?
Go on to read Maha El-Metwally interesting piece next for answers.  Also check out other work by the same author in this blog.

Juan Pino-Silva, Blog Editor

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Washington State: Leading the Way for Professional Interpreters

Dear Interpreters Division members,

Washington State has long been a beacon for software development and language access. Traditionally, the state has paid interpreters through language companies. To cover their costs, companies would retain about 40% of the money the state pays for interpreting services. A bill in 2010 granted freelance interpreters unionization rights for appointments paid by two Washington State agencies, DSHS and HCA …

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