Who we are

The German Language Division (GLD) is a language group within the American Translators Association (ATA) for translators and interpreters with German as either their source or their target language.

What’s in it for you?

The GLD gives ATA members working in or out of German a chance to be a part of a smaller community within the larger association. Here you can find a more focused network of translators and interpreters who share your interests, issues, and specializations. Learn, network and give back to your profession by becoming an active member of the GLD!

GLD Newsletter interaktiv

interaktiv is the biannual newsletter of the German Language Division, published in the winter and summer each year. It provides you with division updates and news, interesting industry-related articles from GLD members as well as contributions from non-members, dictionary and book reviews, a calendar of events and so much more.

The GLD List

One of the benefits of GLD membership is access to the members-only listserv, otherwise known as “The GLD List.” Described as “die Liste, wo einiges los ist” – the GLD List provides an opportunity for members to collaborate with and learn from each other. Subscribers pose questions, assist others by responding to queries, or simply follow the conversation.

The Collaboration Pool

The Collaboration Pool (formerly the Proofreading Pool) is an informal partnership with our friends at UNIVERSITAS Austria. Together the two organizations have put together a list of translators on both sides of the Atlantic who may be looking for a proofreader or a partner to collaborate with on translation projects.

Latest blog posts

7 questions for GLD Leadership Council members: The Assistant Administrator

Name: Robin Limmeroth LC position: Assistant Administrator of the German Language Division Where are you originally from? Stroudsburg, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania Where do you currently live? Mainz, Germany How did you become a translator/interpreter? I have always loved languages. After my first […]

Don’t miss the next GLD Virtual Educational Event !

Meet & Connect with Colleagues and GLD Friends RSVP for the GLD Virtual Educational Event on February 20, 2023 at 5:30 pm CET / 11:30 am EST/ 8:30 am PST The topic of this get-together is “Learn About the ATA Certification Exam and How to […]

7 questions for GLD Leadership Council members: interaktiv Editor-in-Chief

Name: Marion Rhodes LC position: interaktiv Editor-in-Chief Where are you originally from? Nuremberg, Germany Where do you currently live? San Diego, CA How did you become a translator/interpreter? English and French were my favorite classes in high school, I even did my Abitur with English and French as my two primary subjects. After high school, I moved to […]

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