What's in it for you?

GLD members translate and interpret to and from German – and to and from many of the world’s other languages. Many of our members are certified by the American Translators Association. (Please note that the ATA currently doesn’t offer certification for interpreters).

Our members are specialists in a wide range of fields – from manufacturing and engineering to medicine and pharmaceuticals, from finance and economics to patents and law, and from communications and marketing to literature, and the list goes on and on.

Most of our members reside in the United States, though a good number are located in Canada and Europe. The majority of our members living outside the US are located in Germany – and some even hang their hat on both sides of the Atlantic!

The GLD gives ATA members working into 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.

  • Make contacts that count: Through the GLD List and social events, you will have access to a network of accomplished translators and interpreters who share your interests and fields of specialization.
  • Know the news: Through the GLD’s newsletter, website, and social media channels, you will stay current with language- and specialty-specific resources that meet the practical needs of your career.
  • Find the answers you need: By joining the GLD List and attending division events, you will learn tried-and-true solutions to daily challenges – from terminology through software to business practices – from the leaders, mentors, and colleagues.
  • Find a proofreader or a partner: Join the GLD Collaboration Pool and connect with GLD members looking to team up or simply be available to proofread each other’s work.
  • Expand your visibility: By contributing to the GLD’s newsletter and blog or serving on the division’s leadership council, you will build your reputation in the industry.

To become a member, you must be a member of the American Translators Association (ATA). You do not need to reside in the US to become a member of ATA. Simply click the button below, log in to your ATA account, and check the box to join the German Language Division (GLD).

Would you like to know more about the GLD and what it offers? Contact our New Member Coordinator, Kristina Cosumano, at kristina@licustranslation.com.