Who we are

The German Language Division (GLD) is a language group within the American Translators Association (ATA) for translators and interpreters with German as either their source or their target language. The GLD was founded in 1997 at the ATA Conference in San Francisco. With some 750 members, the GLD is currently the third largest ATA language division.

What’s in it for you?

The GLD gives ATA members working in or out of German a chance to be a part of a smaller community within the larger association. Here you can find a more focused network of translators and interpreters who share your interests, issues, and specializations. Learn, network and give back to your profession by becoming an active member of the GLD!

GLD Newsletter interaktiv

interaktiv is the biannual newsletter of the German Language Division, published in the winter and summer each year. It provides you with division updates and news, interesting industry-related articles from GLD members as well as contributions from non-members, dictionary and book reviews, a calendar of events and so much more.

The GLD List

One of the benefits of GLD membership is access to the members-only listserv, otherwise known as “The GLD List.” Described as “die Liste, wo einiges los ist” – the GLD List provides an opportunity for members to collaborate with and learn from each other. Subscribers pose questions, assist others by responding to queries, or simply follow the conversation.

The Collaboration Pool

The Collaboration Pool (formerly the Proofreading Pool) is an informal partnership with our friends at UNIVERSITAS Austria. Together the two organizations have put together a list of translators on both sides of the Atlantic who may be looking for a proofreader or a partner to collaborate with on translation projects.

Latest blog posts

New interaktiv issue available

The 01/2024 issue of the German Language Division’s biannual newsletter—interaktiv—is now available for your reading pleasure. (Find past issues here.) The theme of this issue is Building (& Maintaining) a Sustainable T&I Career: Tips from GLD Members Download your copy today to find: Tips and advice […]

Review of Recent GLD Webinar: Deutsch ist nicht gleich Deutsch

On March 7th, GLD members Bettina Schreibmaier-Clasen and Rainer Dykowski presented a webinar to share their insights about the distinctive features of the German variants spoken and written in Austria and Switzerland. Attendees were located in the US, Canada, and Europe. Bettina began her presentation […]

German Language Division Photo Contest winners

Our GLD photo contest came to an end on February 29th, and we are pleased to announce that the winners are … drumroll, please … everyone who submitted photographs! It was just too hard to choose among all the incredible submissions we received. We would […]

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