However, in February of this year I decided to take the plunge and launch my career as a freelance translator. It has been nothing short of wonderful. There was just one thing that I didn’t plan for, one thing that I didn’t expect to miss, and that was the camaraderie of coworkers. When I went freelance, I naturally decided to join the American Translators Association, ATA for short. If nothing else, I thought having my name in their directory might lead to business opportunities. In fact, the ATA has proved to be much more valuable than a directory listing, but more about that later. Today I want to talk about the most amazing part of the ATA experience, the conference!
JLD member Hiro Tsuchiya did an amazing job putting the dinner together and was incredibly helpful with logistics throughout the conference.