Tag Archives: Paul Merriam

Meet the members of the SPD Editorial Committee (2019-2020)!

THE SPD EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: KEEPING YOU INFORMED  SPD Editorial Committee: stay informed and learn The Editorial Committee consists of the SPD newsletter Editor and the Committee Members. The Editorial Committee oversees content for the newsletter, both in PDF and online format, and assists the Editor in publishing it. Its purpose is to share information of interest about the profession, disseminate cultural

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You, Me, Hir, and Non-Binary Language

By Ártemis López (This is an English translation of “Tú, yo, elle y el lenguaje no binario,” which was previously published in La Linterna del Traductor, Asetrad’s magazine. Asetrad is Spain’s Translators, Editors, and Interpreters Association.) Non-binary people are nothing new: we’ve always existed, but we are now being discussed more frequently. If you work in translation or interpretation and

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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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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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