Austin Area Translators & Interpreters Association

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  • The next AATIA general meeting will be Saturday, December 13,
    1 – 4 pm
    at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at
    2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.

    At the meeting a panel of translators and interpreters will discuss ethical principals and dilemmas they face. The panelists will include Esther Díaz, medical interpreter and trainer, Cristina Helmerichs, legal interpreter, Rose Tempfer, social services translator and interpreter, Marian Schwartz, literary translator, Steven Mines, translator and conference interpreter and Marc Adler, technical translator. Tony Beckwith will moderate the discussion and explore how the ethics of translation and interpretation overlap and diverge across these fields.

    There will also be sweets and beverages, networking time and announcements about translation and interpretation opportunities. We hope you can join us and help close out 2014!

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  • Welcome new AATIA Board of Directors

    Thank you AATIA Members for voting!

    AATIA is pleased to welcome our new Board of Directors for 2015!

    President: Rene Diaz
    Director of Membership: Chiara D. Brown
    Director of Finance: Veronica Flores
    Director of Communications: Marc Adler
    Director of Professional Development: Monika Spindel
    Secretary: Rose Tempfer

    Congratulations to all!

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  • Oct. 11 AATIA website launch and gift cards!

    Join us for the launch of the redesigned AATIA website at our next general meeting, this Saturday, October 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at 2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.

    The website designer, Eric Sanchez, from IT Solutions will give a tour of the new site and talk about some of the new features. We’ll have a Champaign toast to celebrate both the new site and last week’s International Translation Day. There will also be five $50 gift cards given out as door prizes.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Registration for AATIA’s TDLR-approved workshop will end this coming Thursday, August 14th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to earn all your continuing education credits in one painless day!



    August general meeting features Tony Beckwith

    Our next general meeting is Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at 2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.

    Our presenter will be Tony Beckwith, who has been a fulltime freelance translator for 25 years. He has been a long-time AATIA member and past board member and his insights and wit always make for a great talk.
    His presentation at our next meeting will involve a discussion on the difficulties of translating the underlying meaning in seemingly simple texts. The presentation will include hands-on exercises that will challenge participants’ ability to think beyond the literal and find creative ways to express themselves in their other language. The exercises will be based on language-neutral texts so that all can participate regardless of their language pair.

    There will also be door prizes, food and the chance to network with other translators and interpreters. We hope you can make it!

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  • Early-bird registration for AATIA’s TDLR-approved workshop for licensed court interpreters will end at midnight on July 28th. Rates will go up to $160 for AATIA members and $200 for non-members on July 29th. So don’t miss out – sign up today!


    Registration is now open for AATIA’s TDLR-approved court interpreting workshop,* to be held in Austin on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

    This workshop, presented by the ever-popular Eta Trabing, will feature 3 hours of ethics training and 5 hours of terminology training and practice. Read the rest of this entry »

    AATIA is one of the nation’s leading resources and advocates for the translation and interpretation community. Our mission: to serve AATIA members through education, networking, and promotion of translation and interpretation professions.

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