International Translation Day

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta is looking forward to recognizing and celebrating the essential role that our members play as professional translators and interpreters in the community on International Translation Day 2020 next month. In the meantime, have you ever wondered why we celebrate Translation day, where it comes from, or why it's … Continue reading International Translation Day

Regina Landeck, Certified Translator (German-English), Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA)

Introduction to Legal Translation – ICYMI

The ATIA’s own Regina Landeck, C.Tran presented an Introduction to Legal Translation Webinar, made possible by the Canadian Translators, Terminologists, and Interpreters Council (CTTIC). The webinar was free to members of CTTIC’s affiliates, including members of the ATIA and other sister-associations across Canada. In case you missed it, here’s a brief summary of some highlights. … Continue reading Introduction to Legal Translation – ICYMI

Freelancers Unite! An Interview with CFU’s Paula Kirman

Many ATIA members may have met Paula Kirman of the Canadian Freelance Union (CFU) last year at the AGM in Edmonton, as she gave a presentation to our members on the benefits of joining the CFU. Thank you for joining us, Paula!   Q: Why don’t you start by telling us who can join the … Continue reading Freelancers Unite! An Interview with CFU’s Paula Kirman

ATIA Perspective on Pre-signed Translator Statements

Recently, ATIA became aware that some agencies are asking translators to pre-stamp and/or pre-sign blank translator statements. The request is often accompanied by an offer that if the translator chooses to do so, they will be given priority when translation jobs come through the agency.While ATIA does not have a policy that prevents its membership … Continue reading ATIA Perspective on Pre-signed Translator Statements

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