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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ata-divisions.org/ID/el-metwally-shooting-the-messenger/

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 …

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ata-divisions.org/ID/washington-state-senate-bill-6245/

How about Overcoming Test Anxiety for Interpreters?

If you’ve ever sat an interpreting exam of any kind, there’s a good chance you can clearly recall how you felt while preparing for it. If you’re like me and can remember those jitters, then this thoughtful piece by Liz Essary on test anxiety is certainly worth a read.

Did you like this piece? Be sure to check out Liz’s last article on conference prep, too!

 

Aleyna Maria Tusa, Contributing Editor

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3 Ways Technology Is Improving the Hospital Interpreter Career Field

By David Fetterolf

 

As healthcare facilities encounter an increasingly diverse patient population, the demand for qualified medical interpreters continues to grow. In an attempt to provide language services to all non-English speaking patients, healthcare facilities are increasingly integrating healthcare technology into their existing language access plans. Such technology includes interpreter scheduling apps, video remote interpretation, …

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ABA Survey: Language Access to Justice for LEPs

Language Access to Justice for Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals continues to present a number of challenges. The following survey aims to elucidate such challenges as well as the efforts undertaken thus far by state and federal governments, other government agencies and private associations in an attempt to meet the growing demand of providing satisfactory …

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Interview with Mr Ian Newton, ILO Chief Interpreter – By Maha El-Metwally

In this post, we are sharing Maha El-Metwally’s interview with Mr. Ian Newton, ILO Chief Interpreter. His insights offer a different look at UN interpreting, namely the extremely intricate processes involved in organizing a conference for a UN agency. His responses also touch upon his own experience as well as his opinions on the future of the profession in light of technological advancements. Settle in for an enlightening read!

Aleyna Maria Tusa, Contributing Editor

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ata-divisions.org/ID/interview-with-mr-ian-newton-ilo-chief-interpreter-by-maha-el-metwally/

Member feedback for ATA Board of Directors meeting

Dear ID members,

The Board is set to meet this week-end January 19, 20, and 21 in Miami, Florida.

Friday is the annual Strategy Day while Saturday and Sunday are the regular Board meetings (and are open to the public.)

We value your feedback; please let us know what ATA programs and services are …

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