Results of the 2020 SPD Professional Development Survey!

[Featured image: iStockphoto.com; image enhancements: Charo Welle] Click to view/download the 2020 SPD Professional Development Survey Report Dear Spanish Language Division (SPD) members, The SPD is pleased to share the report on the 2020 SPD Professional Development Survey conducted June 6-19, 2020. The survey consisted of a 10-item questionnaire that included nine multiple choice questions—seven of which offered an option

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Episode 10 of the ATA SPD Podcast – An interview with Rudy Heller

Summary: In Episode 10, Andy Benzo—an ATA member since 2000, an ATA certified translator, and a member of the SPD Social Media and Professional Development committees—has the honor of interviewing Rudy Heller, who delights us with memories of growing up in Cali, Colombia, where he developed his passion for translation. Rudy speaks about the beginnings of his career as a

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Clarifying AB5: Meaning and Impact for Independent Translators and Interpreters in the US*

  In September 2019, the California State Senate voted to pass California Assembly Bill 5, or AB5. This law requires that people working in California for a company primarily engaged in the type of work that someone working for them is doing (which would include translators working for translation agencies, though not translators working for a company primarily engaged in something

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¿Cómo se dice en México?

Lexicografía hispana Estimados lectores: nos complace informarles que a partir de este mes nuestra querida sección ¿Cómo se dice en México? será publicada en Intercambios Online. Los invitamos a seguir disfrutando de su interesante contenido. En esta entrega de ¿Cómo se dice en México? continuamos con el tema del transporte, pues todavía nos falta bastante camino por recorrer a la

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Entrevista a Pablo Mugüerza, invitado destacado de Spring Into Action 2020

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF), together with the Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus (MDCEPC)*, will present Spring Into Action 2020, an international conference in Miami, Florida.**In an effort to share more information about some of our presenters and organizers, we will be publishing a series of interviews. Below

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ATA Board voted to postpone decoupling until January 1, 2021.

The ATA Board voted to postpone decoupling (opening the ATA certification exam to nonmembers) until January 1, 2021. Decoupling was originally planned for January 1, 2020. Click the link below to view the reasons behind the decision to open the exam to nonmembers, as well as details about the implementation of this change. Link: Frequently Asked Questions about Opening the Certification

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Happy 2018 International Translation Day! ¡Feliz Día Internacional del Traductor de 2018!

International Translation Day – 30 September 2018 The Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association joins in the celebration of translators and interpreters around the world on this 2018 International Translation Day! In celebration of the International Translation Day, we asked leaders of the SPD to tell us why they love being translators and interpreters. Why do you love

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¿Qué hay de nuevo? Entrevista al reconocido colectivo Palabras Mayores

  Interview with the renowned group Palabras Mayores (Jorge de Buen, Xosé Castro, Alberto Gómez Font, and Antonio Martín), all experts in varying fields of the Spanish language, during the international professional development event, “In Miami Spring Into Action 2018,” in Miami, Florida. Palabras Mayores discusses the role of translators as agents of cultural change; common challenges faced in document editing, copyediting,

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THE BIG EVENT IS HERE! #InMiamiSia2018!

  The ATA’s Spanish Language Division (SPD) is excited to invite all its members and followers to In Miami Spring into Action 2018, a three-day international multidisciplinary convention for linguists, now open for registration! The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF), together with the Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) and Florida International University (FIU)*, are proud

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Call for Papers! Deadline Extended Until Friday, December 15, 2017!

  You asked for it and we listened! The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended until Friday, December 15, 2017! In Miami SPRING INTO ACTION An International Event in Collaboration with  Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF) Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) Florida International University (FIU)* Miami, Florida March 16-18, 2018 Call

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Book review: Deconstructing Traditional Notions in Translation Studies: Two exemplary cases that challenge thinking regarding translation history and teaching translation, by Edgar Moros

  In order to set the context of what translation is, I will quote the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) description of translation performance: Translation is the process of transferring text from one language into another. It is a complex skill requiring several abilities. The term “translation” is normally reserved for written renditions of written materials. Translation is thereby distinct from interpretation, which

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Nuestra lengua: más viva que nunca

La celebración del Día del Idioma, este 23 de abril, hace propicia la ocasión para plantear algunas reflexiones sobre nuestra querida lengua española. Por ejemplo, una interrogante que se mantiene a través del tiempo es quién debe normar el español. ¿Será la Real Academia Española o tal vez las academias de la lengua de las Américas? No. Somos nosotros —los

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¿Qué hay de nuevo? Entrevista a Ártemis López

Use the following link to watch it directly from YouTube: https://bit.ly/3hwuGoq Charo Welle, Administrator (2016-2020) of the ATA Spanish Language Division, interviewed Ártemis López during the American Translators Association (ATA) 60th Annual Conference, in Palm Springs, California. Ártemis, who has an MA in medical translation, is a PhD Candidate in Linguistics at the Universidad de Vigo, Spain, a certified translator

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Fresh content on the Division Professional Development Handouts and Presentations page!

[Image from Freepic.es; enhancements by Tomás Saizar] ATA Annual Conference and SPD Professional Development Handouts and Presentations* Thanks to the generosity of Spanish-language-track presenters at ATA 60 in Palm Springs, CA, the Spanish Language Division is excited to share with its members and followers some presentations and handouts from ATA 60 on the ATA Annual Conference and SPD Professional Development

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