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July/August 2020
Volume XLIX
Number 4

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Member Opinions: Discussion on Opening
ATA's Exam to Nonmembers

ATA stands in solidarity with our members and
colleagues who are Black, Indigenous, and/
or People of Color (BIPOC), as well as those in
the communities they serve.

In the November/December issue, the Board
encouraged members to submit their opinions,
both pro and con, regarding opening ATA's
certification exam to nonmembers. Member
feedback is important to the discussion, so
share your thoughts!

We can see remote simultaneous interpreting
(RSI) as a threat or an opportunity. History
shows that resisting change only places us
behind those who embrace it. So, let's consider
RSI an opportunity and contribute to making it
a good solution for clients and another work tool
for interpreters in an ever-changing world.

FEATURES
ATA Resolution Supporting Diversity

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Treasurer's Report
In addition to reviewing ATA's finances
for the first six months of the current fiscal
year, we'll also look at how our financial
situation might be impacted moving forward
in light of the extraordinary circumstances
created by the pandemic.

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Certification Consultant's Statement
on the Membership Requirement for
ATA Certification
Is ATA's history of requiring membership
as a condition of eligibility for certification
consistent with current practices and
standards for professional certification
programs? Earlier this year, ATA asked a
certification consultant to prepare an opinion
on the subject. Here is her analysis.

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New Twists on Old Scams:
Language Professionals Beware!
Some scammers are finding new target
audiences because a lot of people are working
from home who have not worked from home
before. While the current scams are not new,
some scammers are adding new twists.

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One thing is certain: we're living in uncertain
times. But the ups and downs of freelancing
can be turned into opportunities for growth as
we step back and take inventory of our work
and our professional choices. What steps
should you take to make sure you're making
the most of unexpected changes to workflow?

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For trained translators and interpreters, there's
a special role to play at the U.S.-Mexico
border, whether on the ground or remotely.
If you are uncertain if this work is for you, it's
surprising how many skills you already use
that overlap into this area.

Connect
with ATA

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Future Tense: Thriving Amid the Growing
Tension between Language Professionals
and Intelligent Systems
What do you need to do to thrive as a language
services provider in the future? It's time to shed
the self-defeating attitude toward technology
and focus on new opportunities for fulfilling the
changing needs for language services.

Five Strategies for Adapting to Uncertainty

Going All in to Help Asylum Seekers
at the U.S.-Mexico Border

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Remote Simultaneous Interpreting Hubs or
Platforms: What's the Best Option?

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