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

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

Getting it Right or Lost in Translation?

Emmanuel Macron—France’s handsome and charismatic President—made the news worldwide a little while ago for no other reason than his closing remarks at a recent speech in Sydney Australia.  President Macron exact words, directed to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, were:  “I wanted to thank you for, and your delicious wife, for your warm welcome and a … Continue reading Getting it Right or Lost in Translation?

Translation Success (An Interview with ATIA Member Hellen Martinez)

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 Hellen Martinez, certified translator and interpreter, and former ATIA President. How long have you been … Continue reading Translation Success (An Interview with ATIA Member Hellen Martinez)

Signs You’re Cut Out For Freelancing

If you have dabbled a bit in freelance work or are thinking about making it your career, there are some important points to consider when it comes to taking the plunge! While not all of these will be true for everyone and even if you don’t resonate with these, that shouldn’t deter you from trying … Continue reading Signs You’re Cut Out For Freelancing