Celebrating Translation Day: What Translation Means

Did you know that September 30, 2018 is International Translation Day? Translation Day started in 1953 and was set on the Catholic feast day of St. Jerome - the original biblical translator! In 1991, the day was made officially global by FIT (the International Federation of Translators) and it wasn't until May 24, 2017 that … Continue reading Celebrating Translation Day: What Translation Means

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?

Saving Lives Through Medical Interpreting

The professional fields of certified translation and interpretation are no different than any other skilled and regulated vocation: there are standards to uphold and suggested rules to follow in order to maintain some semblance of consistency across the board. This is particularly the case with ATIA associate and certified members who are bound by a … Continue reading Saving Lives Through Medical Interpreting