American Translators Association

Italian Language Division

Welcome to the website of the Italian Language Division!

Established in November 1999, the ILD is a Division of the ATA, American Translators Association.
ATA, founded in 1959, is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the U.S. with over 10,000 members in more than 100 countries. ATA’s primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpreting professions.
Our Division welcomes all ATA members in good standing, who are interested in professions connected to the Italian Language, namely translation and interpretation from and into Italian.


The Interpreter as a Digital Nomad

Most of you know that I am a translator. Many know that for four years I lived and worked on the road. Translation is a very portable career, but I am also an interpreter. Here is what happened to that side of the business.

Faraway, So Close Drawing on Our Virtual Community

By and large, we translators work all by our lonesome—physically, at least. In the beginning of my career, I liked this. Having escaped the numbing landscape of cubicles in Manhattan investment banks, my ten-second commute seemed the height of envy-worthy luxury.

Become a member

Membership in the Italian Language Division is open to all members of the American Translators Association.
You can become a member of the ILD by selecting the division on the membership forms when first applying for ATA membership or when renewing.