• 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

    February 2015
    S M T W T F S

How I translated Oksa Pollock, AKA the French Harry Potter

Sometimes a translator has to avoid translating words just for the sake of it. 

Read more at The guardian.

From The Savvy Newcommer by Catherine Christaki (Lingua Greca): Social Media Strategies

In order to get the most out of social media, you must develop an ever-expanding network. How do you do that? Who should you follow on Twitter and connect with on LinkedIn?

Read more at The Savvy Newcomer.

NAJIT Blog by Athena Matilsky: Why Can’t All Words Be So Simple?

At the end of the day, nuanced language generates all sorts of challenges.

Read more at the NAJIT Blog.

Membership has its benefits

Renewal period is up! We are updating our database and invite our members to log in and polish their extended profiles. Click on the image to read more.


6 Best Practices for Working from Home

Anyone who works from home will tell you that it has its benefits, yet also challenges.

Read more at Entrepreneur.

ISO 17100: 10 Questions about the New Translation Services Standard, Answered

Is this standard going to shatter the current way of providing translation services into pieces, or is this going to be just a blip without any major impact? Here’s what you need to know about ISO 17100.

The changes brought about by ISO-17100 affect LSP and freelancers. Read more at Moravia’s blog.

What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos | WIRED

Typos suck. They are saboteurs, undermining your intent, causing your resume to land in the “pass” pile, or providing sustenance for an army of pedantic critics.

Read more at WIRED.

How to make more money fast – the 80/20 principle for freelance translators – Marketing tips for translators

“It is easier to grow by selling more to your existing customers than to find new customers” and “Your best new customer is your existing customer.” – Perry Marshall


Read more at Marketing tips for translators.

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