By Emily Lanier and John P. Shaklee Frankie Byrne, Irish radio broadcaster, characterized love as “respect in plain clothes.” We healthcare interpreters – as well as interpreters who work in other domains – are fortunate to have standards of practice that guide us to consider respect on a daily basis. We must respect our patients’ privacy, both physical and emotional. (How … [Read more...]
Interpreters Division Annual Dinner
Attend the Annual Dinner hosted by the Interpreters and Medical Divisions during ATA's 60th Annual Conference You are cordially invited to the Interpreters and Medical Divisions Annual Dinner on Thursday October 24th, 2019 at 7 pm at the famous Le Vallauris. Last year we had a full house! We recommend early registration this year using this … [Read more...]
Report: Compensation of Court Interpreters in the State of New York
The knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the job of court interpreting are grueling. Staff and freelance interpreters nationwide have been struggling to improve their pay, benefits and working conditions without much success. Therefore, our colleagues Sandro Tomasi, Mary Lou Aranguren, Milena Calderari-Waldron and Robert Joe Lee took a new approach. They wrote a … [Read more...]
Journey of a recent graduate
Last month I attended the first MIIS FORUM at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey and met all kinds of interesting people, including Dr. Yun-hyang Lee, Chief of the Interpreting Division and Trump's Korean interpreter. But more on that later. The purpose of the FORUM was to bring consumers of T&I services into the same room as the educators of our … [Read more...]
The celebration of everything: Lenguas 2019
By Enrica J. Ardemagni, PhD Lenguas 2019 is the second conference co-sponsored by the Fundación Italia Morayta, A.C. and InterpretAmerica, held in Mexico City from January 24-26, 2019. It is known by its tagline, Foro Internacional para Intérpretes y Traductores, and offers three days of a combination of plenary sessions, an awards ceremony, and workshops. What … [Read more...]
ATA60: Distinguished Speaker – Don’t Miss It!
By Lorena Ortiz Schneider The Interpreters Division Distinguished Speaker for ATA60 is Odilia Romero, a court and medical interpreter, and native speaker of Zapotec. She came to California in 1981, at age 11, from Zoogocho, an indigenous community in Oaxaca, Mexico. Ms. Romero has developed innovative programs to meet the challenging needs that Indigenous Latin … [Read more...]
Written Translation in Healthcare Interpreting Appointments
Written Translation in Healthcare Interpreting Appointments By Helen Eby, Tina Peña, Rita Weil Read the full article in the Interpreters Division website Finally, a well thought out paper that is sure to start a conversation changing the narrative around whether interpreters should also pay attention to developing (or honing) written translation skills. In my 25 + … [Read more...]
The First Interpreter Connections: It’s a Hit!
The first ATA Interpreter Connections, the Interpreters Division’s (ID) new way to get interpreters together, took place at The Union Social Eatery (St. Clair) restaurant in Toronto, Canada on March 23, 2019. The event lasted two hours and had 22 attendees, attracted through posts on our social media outlets. ID Leadership Council member Flávia Lima, a very active social … [Read more...]