Making Quality Interpreting Services Easier to Access: Interview with Mayagwe Director Bill Dodd

This month, ATIA sat down with Mayagwe founder and director Bill Dodd to talk about how the platform is revolutionizing access to professional interpreters. With numerous ATIA members represented on the tech platform, Mayagwe represents the way of the future for clients to connect with certified interpreters and procure their services. What is Mayagwe? Mayagwe is a … Continue reading Making Quality Interpreting Services Easier to Access: Interview with Mayagwe Director Bill Dodd

Strength in Numbers: How joining a professional association benefits you, your clients and your field

​Are you looking to establish and build a new career as a translator or interpreter or are you an already an established professional looking for ways to continue your professional development? Interested in becoming more actively engaged in your chosen field of translation or interpretation? Membership in a professional association has numerous benefits for both … Continue reading Strength in Numbers: How joining a professional association benefits you, your clients and your field

The Art of Exceeding Client Expectations: Why customer service should matter to freelancers

As a freelance translator or interpreter, you’ve dedicated years to learning your craft, building a portfolio and mastering certifications. You may want to believe that your specialized knowledge and experience will speak for (and sell) itself, but succeeding as a freelancer takes a whole host of other skills. A freelancer has to be his or … Continue reading The Art of Exceeding Client Expectations: Why customer service should matter to freelancers

Translation & The Richness of Culture (An Interview with ATIA President Perla Ben-Zvi)

In the coming months, the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA) will be profiling some of our prominent members and those who have served (or continue to serve!) ATIA in a volunteer capacity. This month, we talked to Perla Ben Zvi, certified translator and current president of ATIA. How long have you been part of ATIA? In the year 2002 … Continue reading Translation & The Richness of Culture (An Interview with ATIA President Perla Ben-Zvi)

Common Misconceptions about Interpretation

Becoming a community interpreter is one of the most accessible ways to get into the industry and start your professional career as an interpreter. Many professionals in specialized fields such as court or medical interpreting started out in community and even continue to do community interpreting as well! That being said, it doesn’t mean that … Continue reading Common Misconceptions about Interpretation