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ATA is a professional association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters.

The ATA Podcast American Translators Association

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    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

ATA is a professional association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters.

    E74: The ATA Certification Exam On Demand

    E74: The ATA Certification Exam On Demand

    The ATA certification exam is now available online and on demand, and Certification Committee Chair David Stephenson is here to tell you all about it. In Episode 74, David explains to Podcast Host Matt Baird how “on demand” works, from payment to scheduling to security with real time monitoring and recording. And don’t miss this—David also reveals the top reasons people fail and the best way to prepare to take the exam. But first we begin the podcast with a remembrance of Michèle Hansen, CT, who did so much to make ATA’s on-demand certification exam a reality.

    • 18 min
    E73: Inside Specialization-Legal Translation

    E73: Inside Specialization-Legal Translation

    This is not another lawyer-turned-translator story, which just goes to show that there's more than one way to become a legal translator! In this episode of Inside Specialization, lawyer-linguist Paula Arturo tells ATA member Daniel Sebesta about the role passion plays in the decision to become a legal translator and why how much you're willing to learn is key to becoming one of the best. You'll also discover why "follow the money" is the secret to choosing a subspecialty, how you can compete against machine translation, and a surprising skill you'll need to climb this career ladder.

    • 29 min
    E72: Inside Specialization-International Trade

    E72: Inside Specialization-International Trade

    Amanda Williams will be the first to tell you that her entry into international trade translation was through the "school of hard knocks"—and she loved every minute of it! Tune in to this episode of Inside Specialization to hear Amanda explain her job to guest host Andie Ho. From port contracts and technology to customs, inventory, logistics, and warehouse automation, it's way more than bills of lading. It's the knowledge beyond the words on the page that will take you places in this specialty. You can never stop learning.

    • 19 min
    E71: Inside Specialization-Audiovisual Translation

    E71: Inside Specialization-Audiovisual Translation

    After more than 6,000 program hours of video, film, and TV, Deborah Wexler has plenty of insight and advice to offer translators interested in audiovisual translation. From the value of networking to the fatal mistake of not seeing the career ladder to the secrets of macros, shortcuts, and typing speed, Deborah's interview with the Professional Development Committee's Deputy Chair Charo Welle is not to be missed.

    • 21 min
    E69: Inside Specialization-Video Game Localization

    E69: Inside Specialization-Video Game Localization

    Even if you're not a gamer, video game localization sounds like fun, right? But is it really? Find out in this interview with top video game localizer Marina Ilari, who talked with ATA member Charo Welle about how she found her niche, the challenges of living in "other worlds," and the best ways to gain enough experience to break into the specialty.

    • 20 min
    E70: American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation

    E70: American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation

    Everyone loves a backstory. And the American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation—or AFTI for short—has one that few people know. So stop and listen to Episode 70 of The ATA Podcast as AFTI Board President Geoff Koby sits down with Host Matt Baird to talk about the foundation's beginnings, its current day focus on student scholarships and T&I awards, and how your donation can make a difference.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Veronika D ,

A must-listen for all translators and interpreters!

The ATA podcast is an amazing resource for all translators and interpreters worldwide. Whether you’re an ATA member or just curious about the Association and what it offers, this is a go-to resource. Thanks to ATA and Matt Baird for wonderful episodes!

Michael Schubert ,

Well-produced and informative

Great podcast for ATA members to keep up on association issues and for anyone interested in learning more about the profession. Matt Baird does a great job as host! 👍🏻

LorenaOS ,

Overal feedback

Just started to listen to Matt’s podcast and am learning all kinds on wonderful and interesting things about colleagues and various endeavors within our shared profession. Thank you ATA and Matt for this wealth of information. Share with the world!

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