1. A good translator Doing Good Work: A Path to Success as an Independent Translator by Nicholas Hartmann, PhD, CT An industry veteran, I’ve learnt a thing or two about patent translation from The Patent Translator’s Handbook, co-authored by Nicholas Hartmann. At the ATA’s 60th conference he doled out essential advice on being a good translator; focusing on the oft ignored personal development that freelance translators need in a highly competitive and performance-driven environment. From knowing who you are (collaborator or solo-flyer) to what you learn (terminology, subject-matter, information technology?) to how you behave (manage your time; accept responsibility; what…
August 2020 Science & Technology Division News As you may have heard via communications from ATA Headquarters, the annual ATA conference, ATA61, October 21-24, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts, will now be entirely virtual. Registration for the conference will open in August. Please stay tuned for further information on virtual division-related events and watch the ATA61 website for updates. On July 9th, S&TD Administrator Carola Berger held a webinar on scams affecting language professionals. ATA Headquarters has now made this webinar available for free on demand. There is also a Q&A with some of the interesting questions answered. The now virtual…
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