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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Intercambios is dressed in diamonds to celebrate its 75th issue!

Dear SPD members and followers, It is celebration time! The October 2019 Commemorative 75th issue of Intercambios is ready and available on the website! The Spanish Language Division (SPD) and its Editorial team are excited to unveil and share this outstanding issue with our readership. This special edition offers excellent content, including two enlightening interviews and several enriching articles. Volume 23 / Issue III / ISSN 1550-2945 IN

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Episode Five of the ATA SPD Podcast – An interview with Marina Ilari and Paola Medrano

Summary: In episode five, we interviewed Marina Ilari and Paola Medrano. Paola Medrano is an Argentinean literary, scientific and technical Spanish translator. She mostly worked in the IT industry, serving as the translation team leader of an IT leading company for ten years and working on a wide variety of subjects for the company’s operations in Latin American countries and

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Happy 2019 International Translation Day! ¡Feliz Día Internacional del Traductor 2019!

International Translation Day – 30 September 2019 The Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) joins in the celebration of translators and interpreters around the world on this 2019 International Translation Day! In celebration of International Translation Day, we asked leaders of the ATA SPD to share with us two of their translation/interpretation essential resources plus a

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Ponente distinguido de la SPD en el 60.º Congreso Anual de la ATA en Palm Springs, California

Dr. Miguel Sáenz, miembro de la RAE y ponente distinguido durante el 60.º Congreso Anual de la American Translators Association (ATA) [Esta reseña ha sido adaptada del texto publicado en la página web de la Real Academia Española, https://www.rae.es/academicos/miguel-saenz. Algunos segmentos contienen información reciente proporcionada por el Dr. Sáenz]. Miguel Sáenz Larache (Marruecos), 7 de agosto de 1932 Silla b Elegido el 22

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Meet the members of the ATA SPD Hospitality and Public Relations Committee!

ATA SPD HOSPITALITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE With the guidance of the Committee Chair and the Division Administrator, this committee welcomes members and newcomers to the ATA Annual Conference, assists in organizing Division networking activities, coordinates group excursions, and greets and hosts the Distinguished Speaker during the ATA Annual Conference. The committee advises the Division Administrators on public relations matters

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Call for Papers! Deadline Friday, November 8, 2019

2020 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) Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus (former MDCIC)* Miami, Florida March 20-22, 2020 Call for Papers We are pleased to invite educators, students, and practicing colleagues in the

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