• 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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From the NAJIT Blog by Athena Matilsky: Confessions of a Gringa

Honestly, if it hadn’t been for a court interpreter here in NJ who accepted my internship application and thereby demonstrated she believed in me, I think I might have given up. Again and again I was told, directly and indirectly, that this dream was unattainable.

Read more on the NAJIT Blog.

March 21 Workshop Cancelled

The workshop Play, Learn and Prepare with Mayeluz Navarro has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We intend to reschedule it for the summer. Stay tuned for updates.

Spring showcase focus on interpreting

Spring is time of renewal. Sharpen your interpreting skills with three great workshops in March:

Maye-MAR

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Early-bird Registration ends March 16

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39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

The same way one misspelled word can get your résumé tossed onto the reject pile, one misused word can negatively impact your entire message.

Read more at Time.

From the Savvy Newcomer by Jo Rourke: Reading the small print

I’m the one who signed the contract, I’m the one who didn’t read the small print (more like minuscule print). And we all know you should always read the small print.

 

Read more at the Savvy Newcomer.

The Most Common Languages Spoken in the U.S. After English and Spanish

Using data from the American Community Survey conducted by the Census Bureau, where respondents were asked to list the languages spoken in their household, Ben Blatt from Slate made maps of the most commonly spoken language in each state. (Originally published on 5/13/2014)

Read more at Gizmodo.

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