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The New Remote Interpreting Landscape: Back to the Hack

Before COVID-19, remote interpreting was making slow, but steady, inroads into our profession, primarily over platforms specifically designed for providing interpreting services. Almost overnight, any kind of orderly progression for adopting over-the-phone (OPI), video remote (VRI), and remote simultaneous (RSI) interpreting was overtaken by market demand during the pandemic.At the end of 2020, every platform offering remote communication was being used to deliver interpreting services—from telehealth to Google Meets, Zoom, Facetime, Facebook livestream, and more. To stay in business, interpreters…

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Back to Business Basics

This special webinar series provides business basics for translators and interpreters, useful for beginners as well as experienced professionals. Each webinar focuses on a small, practical piece of advice.

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February 15 / 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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Setting Goals for Your Freelance Translation or Interpreting Business

Setting realistic goals for your business can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What is the right combination of ambition and reason? How…

Entrepreneurial Habits for Freelance Translators and Interpreters

Succeeding as a freelancer will always involve some factors you can’t control—like a global pandemic—but it also involves daily, positive habits and a business mindset….

Handling the Holidays as a Freelancer

This is the third webinar in ATA’s Back to Business Basics series. Each webinar in the series focuses on a small, practical piece of business…

Diversification: A Tool for Thriving in Uncertain Times

While many things are uncertain when you run your own business—especially during a pandemic and economic crisis—one thing is clear so far: freelancers with diverse…

Effective and Pitch-Perfect Marketing during and after COVID-19

With an ongoing global pandemic and economic crisis, marketing your services may not feel like a priority right now. But you’ve worked hard to establish…

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Managing the Stages of Your Small Business

When you start a new business, your focus is all about what to do first. But what happens once you’re on your way? You’re ready for stage two of your freelance business! In this webinar, presenter Dorothee Racette takes you through the five stages in the life of a business, each defined by a shift in your priorities and changes in the way you work. She shows you how to use the experience and skills…

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Managing the Stages of Your Small Business

When you start a new business, your focus is all about what to do first. But what happens once you’re…

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The Creative World of Transcreation and Copywriting

Transcreation remains a field where a talented translator’s human, creative touch is highly valued. If you’ve got the skills and…

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Moments of Change, Opportunities for Growth

Will artificial intelligence kill the language industry? Presenter Renato Beninatto challenges translators and interpreters to tackle the future head-on and…

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Building Entrepreneurial Skills for Interpreters and Translators

In this webinar, presenter Rosanna Balistreri will walk you through the steps to take to minimize the risks and maximize…

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Find and Keep Your Best Clients Using the 80/20 Principle

The 80:20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle, is widely used in business, but how does it apply to…

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Agencies vs. Freelancers? A Market Analysis

The last three decades have seen significant change in how translators, interpreters, and agencies work. Less formal, part-time translators and…

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Setting Up a Termbase: What Does It Take?

Setting up a termbase is an investment of time, but the result is a huge payoff down the road. You’ll…

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Volunteering: Making Your Investment of Time Worthwhile

Do you ever wonder why people volunteer? Or how they find the time? Using her own experience, presenter Jamie Hartz…

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Mac for Translators—What Are My Chances?

Given that the vast majority of computer assisted translation tools (CATs) are aimed at Windows users, many Mac users or…

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German Orthography for Language Pros

Many years after its introduction, seasoned translators and interpreters still occasionally struggle with the finer points of German orthography reforms….

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Divide and Conquer

Contract Clauses Assorted, Explained, and Simplified Efficiency in translating contracts begins with understanding the parts of the document that make…

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The Ins and Outs of Game Localization

Translating games sounds appealing, but any game localization expert will tell you how challenging this industry is. With a variety…

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A Hands-on Look at Déjà Vu X3 from Atril

Computer-assisted translation programs such as translation memory are an essential tool for many professional translators. This presentation will walk through…

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A Quick Introduction to Trados Studio 2017

Attend this webinar for a demonstration of the basic features of Trados Studio 2017 and how the translation process is…

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memoQ: Getting Started

There are so many translation environments available today that new translators—or even seasoned translators looking to make a change—will likely…

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Get to Know Your Glands: A Closer Look at the Endocrine System

Thymus gland or thyroid gland—which is which and where? True or false: all glands have ducts. Hashi…who? Attend this webinar…

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More Tools and Toys for ‘Terps

There’s an app for everything, right? Take this time to explore apps and technology that interpreters can use to train…

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Why Can’t I Raise My Rates?

Freelancers often set their rates based on costs and competition. Then they wonder why they aren’t making ends meet. What…

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Transcreation: Translation With A Twist

Advertising copy should be transcreated rather than translated. The idea of “transcreation” usually generates a lot of curiosity. But have…

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Translation Contracts: Beyond the Basics

You’ve got the contract, but should you sign it? Whether doing business with agencies or direct clients, you need to…

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Creating and Optimizing a Website for Your Freelance Business

Building your own website is not as hard as it looks! When it comes to attracting serious clients online, it’s…

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Translating for the Courts

Observe like a detective, be faithful like a court interpreter, decide like a judge. These are the three basic skills…

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Entering the Changing Interpreting Market

Whether you are just graduating from an interpreting program or have been in the market for a while, this webinar…

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Specialization: Why and How, and What’s the Big Deal?

Translators and interpreters are told they should specialize. But why? And how narrowly? And how do they achieve it? Join…

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