• ATIF Year VI

    One week shy of ATIF’s fifth anniversary, the Board announced the appointment of an Interim Board to lead the Association in 2015.

    Giovanna Lester and Daniela Guanipa will take the helm of ATIF from January 1 through December 31, assisted by Maria Mallarino, Emmy Prieto, Dianna McCrary, Sylvia Korwek and Carmen Sáenz. You can learn more about our new Board by visiting our website (www.atifonline.org), under About/Board.

    The Interim Board was appointed to get ATIF ready for this year's elections, lead the organization back to its original Business Plan by aligning its growth, market reality and membership expectations, to receive the 56th ATA Annual Conference in style, among other things. The Interim Board has a one year term. Its members are veterans, former board members, as well as new individuals. The mix is intended to ensure continuity and insert new perspectives into our work.

    We believe in ATIF. We count on your vote of confidence and support of our Interim Board. ATIF’s commitment to its membership is reflected in the actions we take to ensure that the best interest of the members remains our main focus.

    ATIF Interim Board

  • Int’l Medical Interpreters Association & ATIF

    "It is great for Florida.

    I hope that the IMIA and ATIF can work side by side in a collaborative way so that each promote each other's work and IMIA can serve as a resource to ATIF members that specialize in medical interpreting just as ATIF can serve as a resource to IMIA Florida members that want to broaden their horizons. Our call will be for all our FL members to support and join the only state association ATIF and we hope that ATIF will encourage their medical interpreter members to join IMIA which is the only national trade association for medical interpreters."

    Izabel Arocha, IMIA President, February 2010

  • Florida Int’l University & ATIF

    "Be advised that Florida International University, through its T&I Program, recognizes, endorses, supports, and commends ATIF and its devoted volunteers for their continuing effort in assuring that our profession continues to have much-needed organizational representation."

    Eric Camayd-Freixas, FIU Modern Languages Department, December 2009

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Registration is open

Advanced training in TT and testifying as an expert witness: Transcription and Translation of Forensic Recordings a hands-on workshop.

Date: Saturday, March 3 Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Check-in: 8:30 a.m. Location: TBA

Your Instructor will be María Cecilia Marty, a Federally Certified Interpreter, expert witness, and well-known TT presenter.

Continuing Education Credits

  • Florida State Courts: In process
  • ATA: 6 CEUs
  • NAJIT: In process

The Workshop

This all-day, language-neutral, hands-on workshop consists of 30% lecture and 70% guided practice in transcribing and translating audio materials. The lecture portion will focus on the need for TT and its use in the legal setting, the role of the translator/interpreter as expert witness, techniques and protocols, and proper presentation of the TT to the jury. The training portion consists of individual transcription and translation of audio materials under the supervision of the instructor. Participants must bring a laptop and headset; a WAV pedal is highly recommended.

The Program

This is an advanced workshop geared to T&I professionals already working in the field. It will provide translators and interpreters with specialized training and techniques in TT and testifying as an expert witness. Although this is advanced training, all are welcome.

Fee Schedule

ATIF Members: $60
Non-Members: $80
MDC/FIU Students: $35

Click here to register. Join ATIF now, pay the member rate and save!

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