Translation requires more than just fluency in two languages: an in-depth understanding of the syntax and semantics of both the source and target language are key to developing the skills necessary to create quality translations. For this reason, language teachers are often equipped to become translators: with the foundation of the linguistic knowledge required to … Continue reading Becoming a Translator: Sanja Leticia, Associate Translator Interview
Big developments are underway with your ATIA The ATIA is working closely with the Government of Alberta to secure Title Protection for Certified Translators and Interpreters under the Professional and Occupations Association Registration Act in Alberta. What is Title Protection? Title Protection would reserve the right to the titles of “Certified Translator” and “Certified Interpreter” … Continue reading Title Protection and Your ATIA
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When you are a self-employed as a freelancer or contractor, being on the lookout for potential clients is a way of life. When we find new potential clients, or when there are new inquiries into our work, it is certainly an exciting thing. This is especially the case when we are just starting out, are … Continue reading Healthy Freelancing Boundaries
The first step to helping client’s get the translation they want is good communication between translator and writer. This is important so that you, as the translator, know the unique goals of the project and ensure the best possible translation project is created! Good communication starts with the basics – listening skills, and an ability … Continue reading How to Help Your Clients Achieve the Perfect Translation