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 Summer 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 Summer 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

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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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Episode 8 of the ATA SPD Podcast – An interview with Leticia Molinero

Summary: In Episode 8, we present an interview with Leticia Molinero, who doesn’t need an introduction for the members of our industry. She and Alicia Agnese founded the Spanish Forum, a precursor of our ATA Spanish Language Division (SPD). Leticia was Editor of Apuntes, a renowned bilingual translation journal. Since 1994, she has been a member of the North American Academy

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact and Effects on US T&I Professionals*

By María Baker March started like any other month. I set up my calendar: two conference jobs, a lot of medical interpreting, an interesting translation project, and the Miami Spring into Action 2020 event. Little did we all know that life had other plans. This was a month in which everything would change for us and that certainly included our

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Spring 2020 Message from SPD admin and assist admin

Charo, SPD admin, and Marco, SPD assist admin, send cheers to all SPD members and give an update on division activities in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Link: https://bit.ly/2ylxWlL ————————————- Charo y Marco (administradora y subaministrador de la SPD) envían un mensaje de ánimo a los miembros de la División de Español, en medio de la pandemia de coronavirus,

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The ATA61 website is now online!

[Featured image taken from ata61.org header] ATA Annual Conference: Get Ready for ATA61! ATA’s 61st Annual Conference takes place October 21-24, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. Whatever your role in the T&I Industry, ATA61 is the place where dedicated professionals come together to expand their knowledge and their network. Learn more: ata61.org  

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IN MIAMI SPRING INTO ACTION 2020 POSTPONED

The current situation with the spread of COVID-19 and the measures that are being taken by local and government institutions to contain it have made the celebration of our conference In Miami Spring into Action unfeasible. There are too many factors working against the conference–at this time–to foresee a peaceful, enjoyable, and productive event. Therefore: CONTINGENT TO COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS, SIA 2020 IS

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