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JLD Annual Networking Dinner

November 4, 2016
7-9 p.m.
Chinatown Restaurant
San Francisco, Calif.

Click here to RSVP


Click to learn more about the ATA Annual Conference!


Blast from the past

Did you know that you can still read the past issues of The JLD Times? All are archived in pdf. Past conference presentations are also available.




Dear Colleagues,

We are looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming ATA conference!

» JLD Newcomers Lunch. Thursday, November 3; meet in the conference hotel lobby 12:30pm. An informal lunch for JLD members new and old! Please consider making this a brown bag event by bringing your own lunch. We may split into groups. 


» JLD Annual Networking Dinner. Join us Friday, November 4th 7:00 – 9:00 PM. In addition to members of the JLD and the JLD Guest Speaker, we expect to have some local members from the Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators (SWET) and the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) in attendance. For more information and to RSVP go here.


» Japanese<>English Certification Workshop. If you are planning to participate in this year’s workshop on Friday November 4 from 2 – 4 p.m., please obtain and translate the appropriate practice passage in advance. The J>E and E>J workshop will be held at the same time, and you may only participate in one group. The workshop will include a brief introduction of the certification test and the grading system (including the major changes in format this year and next year). Participants will review each other's translations according to ATA Certification Exam standards, guided by current graders of the certification exam. Test-taking tips will also be discussed. Contact David Newby (dave [at] eigo.us) for the J>E passage; and Miyo Tat (miyot [at] comcast.net) for the E>J passage.


» JLD Annual Division Meeting. Please review the 2015 minutes and Board Reports to get up to speed. You can also review the proposed agenda and suggest items that should be added.


» JLD Division Elections 2017. The Japanese Language Division is seeking Nominating Committee members from the membership. The Nominating Committee will work to select candidates for the 2017 JLD election. Why become a nominating committee member? Divisions are an integral part of the American Translators Association. Serving on the Nominating Committee is an opportunity to actively shape a management team for the Division. Contact JLD Administrator Nadine Edwards by Wednesday, October 26.


» Volunteers Needed 2016-2017. In addition to the Planning and Editorial Committees, we need a Secretary and a Blog Editor and a Social Media Coordinator. We are also discussing revamping the JLD Website and the JLD Times Blog. Contact JLD Administrator Nadine Edwards for more information.


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