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OUTREACH REPORT

ATA Celebrates
International
Translation Day
2020 with " How
Your Smartphone
was Made Thanks
to Translators
and Interpreters "

A

United Nations resolution passed
in 2017 recognizes International
Translation Day (September 30)
as the day to pay tribute to the work of
language professionals.
To commemorate the occasion this
year, ATA released a short, animated
video to remind the world's 3.5 billion
smartphone users how the work of
translators and interpreters directly
impacts their daily lives! The video
conveys how translators, interpreters,
localizers, transcreation experts,
proofreaders, editors, and more helped
turn a concept into the cell phone we
use every day. It was created to help
members get the word out to both their
professional and personal network-
people who may be unfamiliar with
what they do-about the importance of
the profession and their role in it.
The video was shared on ATA's social
media platforms (Facebook, Instagram,
LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and
YouTube). It was also made available on
Vimeo, where members could download

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and share it with colleagues and friends
on their own social media channels.

EPISODE 50: THE ATA PODCAST
In addition to the video, members were
invited to listen to a special International
Translation Day episode of The ATA
Podcast.1 Podcast Host Matt Baird
interviewed ATA Past President Nick
Hartmann for a look back at his career
and the translation and interpreting
industry-from the days of fax machines
and modems in the early 1980s to
the current age of specialization and
machine translation. ATA's first episode
of The ATA Podcast was broadcast in
celebration of International Translation
Day on September 30, 2015. So,
what could be better than to share the
landmark 50th episode on International
Translation Day!

WHY TELL YOUR STORY?
What better way to create a platform for
raising awareness of the translation and
interpreting professions than to utilize
the power of social media to share what

you do with family, friends, clients, and
all those people who keep asking, " Can
you really make a living doing that? "
This volunteer effort was headed by
Jamie Hartz and Molly Yurick, who spent
countless hours coordinating the details
with ATA Director and Public Relations
Committee Chair Eve Bodeux, ATA
Headquarters, and key volunteers such as
Marion Rhodes (ATA's Instagram guru!).

LET'S KEEP THE MESSAGE GOING!
If you missed ATA's International
Translation Day celebration, don't
worry! You can still access and share
the video and the podcast to let
everyone know what you do! Links to
both the video and Episode 50 of The
ATA Podcast can be found on ATA's
website: http://bit.ly/ATA-ITD2020.
NOTES
1.	
Episode 50 of The ATA Podcast,
" International Translation Day
2020: An Interview with Nick
Hartmann, " is available at
http://bit.ly/ATA-Podcast-ITD2020.

www.atanet.org


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