• 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

  • Calendar

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Member announcements

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How to make the most of your last year at university? 7 essential steps for translation students.

 “[…] I was excited to be thinking about developing my future career. But I was also a bit, just a bit anxious about graduating and feeling the responsibility for my own growth.”

Read more at The Savvy Newcommer..

From the NAJIT Blog by Janis Palma: Endings and Beginnings

New beginnings require new endings. Endings require closure. Closure comes when you let go. Only then can we live in the present, enjoy it, and be happy.

Read more on the NAJIT Blog.

To ask or not to ask – that is the question…

 I don’t believe any agency or direct client worth their salt would think you any less professional for seeking clarification. Indeed, not asking is much more likely to leave you open to accusations of unprofessionalism! 

Read more at Claire Cox Translations.

Acquitted of leaking secrets, Syracuse court interpreter sues DA, judge over ban from criminal work

In addition to the ban, Rodriguez-Walker accuses the judge and DA of trying other ways to ruin her career. For example, she accused Fitzpatrick and Tormey of asking the Inspector General to investigate her. She never received the outcome of that investigation, she said.

Read more at Syracuse.com.

Windows 10 and its long list of features will be a free upgrade — for some

“We want to make Windows 10 the most loved release of Windows,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at the event. “We are going to have services everywhere. But when it comes to Windows, we’re not bolting on apps.”

Read more at Mashable.

From the NAJIT Blog by Athena Matilsky: “Proteus Teaser”

For those who are unfamiliar, Proteus is the big sister to our NAJIT blog. Through the hard work and dedication of the volunteer staff (you could be one of them! Keep an eye out for the application), we have produced a scholarly publication that meets the standard for professional excellence.

Read more on the NAJIT Blog.

CC+email Keeping our members’ skills marketable, helping them work smarter and effectively are some of ATIF’s goals. Don’t miss out on our plans for 2015! Click on the photo to learn more and sign up to join our distribution list.

Garner’s Usage Tip of the Day: less (1). | LawProse Blog

Do you know why we say “less documentation” but “fewer documents”; “less of a burden” but “fewer burdens”; “less fattening” but “fewer calories”? This article by Bryan Garner will help you.


Read more at LawProse Blog.

Use of definite article shows ‘radical decline’ in last century, research shows

[Mark] Liberman speculates on his blog that one reason for the change could be “decreasing formality of style”, as writing becomes more like speech.

Read more on The Guardian US edition.

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