Welcome to the website of the American Translators Association’s (ATA) Science and Technology Division (S&TD). Take a look around to learn more about us. If you are a professional translator or interpreter and are not already a member of ATA or the division, we encourage you to join here.
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Presentation topics that will be of interest to S&TD members include: turbine engines, Antarctica’s environment, risk and safety vernacular, vaccines, medical devices, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, authentication systems, and editing non-native English scientific writing.
There will also be a Preconference Seminar on technical writing by Distinguished Speaker Marcia Riefer Johnson and a division dinner on Thursday evening. Stay tuned for the full schedule of S&TD sessions and activities.
In the meantime, take a look at our guest blog post [http://ata-sci-tech.blogspot.com/] by Marcia Riefer Johnson: “Want Cheaper, Better, Faster Translations? Tighten Your Text!”
Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help organize a division dinner during ATA 56. We are still in the planning stages and could use your suggestions! Please send your comments to Lebzy Gonzalez (lgonzalez at lgtranslations.com).
Proposal acceptances for ATA 56 are beginning to arrive. Some topics that will be of interest to S&TD members include:
Have you read our blog recently? Comments and contributions are always welcome! Please send your ideas to Amy Lesiewicz (amy at russian-chem-trans.com).
We are delighted to have Distinguished Speaker Marcia Riefer Johnston confirmed for ATA 56 in Miami. Her session will be a Preconference Seminar on November 4. If you would like to organize a social event for the division in Miami—anything from a dinner to a site tour—please get in touch with Karen Tkaczyk [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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