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The ATA Podcast

ATA is a professional association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters.

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E32: Specialization, what's the big deal?

There is something to be said about specializing, whether you are a translator or interpreter. Why? Well, for one, you frequently earn more money by working in a niche market. And two, you may well end up with a steady clientele who see you as their "go to expert" without ever looking for anyone else.  An important piece of the specialization puzzle is how you get there. Where do you start? In Episode 32 of The ATA Podcast, Karen Tkaczyk and Amanda Dahlberg tell host Matt Baird the different paths they took to their specialties.

42mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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E24: The ATA 59th Annual Conference with Ted Wozniak

What should every first-timer do? How does the Job Fair work? When is the best time to go to the Exhibit Hall? Does the conference really pay for itself? Ted and Podcast Host Matt Baird cover the ATA Annual Conference from beginning to end in this blockbuster episode. Bonus! Ted gives listeners an insider's take on what to see and do in New Orleans—and it's not all about the French Quarter!

47mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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E23: The ATA Halftime Report with Corinne McKay and Ted Wozniak

In Episode 23 of The ATA Podcast, President Corinne McKay and President-Elect Ted Wozniak give listeners a sneak peek at the upcoming ATA59 Annual Conference—from things to do in the host city of New Orleans to the conference sessions to Advanced Skills and Training Day. There's also news about the Certification Program, Public Relations, and ATA's outreach to sister organizations and the direct client market. Learn more, listen in!

19mins

16 Jul 2018

Rank #3

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E37: International Translation Day 2019

Podcast Host Matt Baird interviews veteran translator and interpreter Judy Jenner to get an inside look at how translators and interpreters work. Don't forget to subscribe!

59mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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E38: Careers in Audiovisual Translation and Interpreting

Like most translators, audiovisual translators work behind the scenes. But in their case, they literally work behind the scenes – of movies, TV, the performing arts and all the other parts of the film and entertainment industry that most of us haven’t even heard of. In this podcast, Matt interviewed Deborah Wexler and Ellen Sowchek to find out why this is one of the fastest growing T&I specialties. Don't forget to subscribe to The ATA Podcast!

47mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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E30: ATA59 Interviews: Jay Marciano and Sarah Bawa Mason

During ATA’s 59th Annual Conference in New Orleans in October 2018, guest hosts Ekaterina Howard and Veronika Demichelis sat down with a number of conference presenters to discuss their experiences in the translation and interpreting industry. In this third and final podcast interview, the focus is all on machine translation. Jay and Sarah bring very different viewpoints to the subject. Can they both be right?

33mins

28 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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E28: ATA 2018 Year in Review with Corinne McKay

In this jam-packed interview, ATA President Corinne McKay sits down with podcast host Matt Baird to recap the year's milestones and update listeners on the state of the Association.

59mins

28 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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E34: Halftime Show with Corinne McKay and Ted Wozniak

What's up with the big push in ATA advocacy this year? Didn't I hear something about free webinars for ATA members? Is there a future for intermediate-to-advanced ATA seminars? Why Palm Springs? President Corinne McKay and President-Elect Ted Wozniak have all the answers and more in Episode 34 of The ATA Podcast. If you've always been too busy to listen to a podcast in the past, you'll want to make time for this one.  

52mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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E29: ATA59 Interviews: Tucker Johnson and Alaina Brantner

At ATA’s 59th Annual Conference in New Orleans in October 2018, guest hosts Ekaterina Howard and Veronika Demichelis sat down with a number of conference presenters to discuss their experiences in the translation and interpreting industry. In this second of three podcasts from ATA59, Ekaterina and Veronika talk with Tucker Johnson about what it takes to move from freelancer to LSP owner and with Alaina Brantner about the complexities of project management.

31mins

31 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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E27: ATA59 Interviews: Jeannette Stewart and Winnie Heh

At ATA’s 59th Annual Conference in New Orleans in October 2018, guest podcast hosts Ekaterina Howard and Veronika Demichelis sat down with a number of speakers to discuss their presentations. In this first of three podcasts from ATA59, Ekaterina and Veronika talk with Jeannette Stewart and Winnie Heh about how translators and interpreters can collaborate, what skills they need, and how to find opportunities.

19mins

30 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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Director (one-year term): Tony Guerra

5mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #11

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E36: ATA Podcast Host Matt Baird Interviews 2019 Board and Officer Candidates

Listen in and learn more about the people  running for Board and Officer positions in ATA's 2019 Elections.  In these podcast interviews, the candidates talk with Matt about how they entered the translation and interpreting profession, what they see as the challenges for ATA and its members, and where they see the Association heading in the future.

3mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 35: The ATA60 Annual Conference

Clear blue skies. Star-filled nights. Palm trees in the desert. And a mountainside almost close enough to touch. Palm Springs is different! From the magnificent venue to the session choices to the special events, Conference Organizer Ted Wozniak shares all the reasons why ATA60 will be super in Episode 35 of The ATA Podcast.

37mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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The ATA Podcast #33: Nominating Process

The slate of candidates for ATA's 2019 Election has been announced. How did we get here? In this episode, Matt Baird talks with Nominating and Leadership Development Committee Chair David Rumsey about the nomination process. Listen in to learn who is eligible to hold ATA office, what the Committee looks for in a potential candidate, how the Committee members are chosen, and more. Don't forget to subscribe to The ATA Podcast!

32mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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E36: ATA 2019 Elections Candidate for Treasurer John Milan

John Milan is running for the position of Treasurer in ATA's upcoming elections on October 24, 2019.

8mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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E31: ATA Membership

Why should translators and interpreters join ATA? What are the benefits of membership? What is the Membership Committee doing to attract new members and retain existing ones? Find out in Episode 31 of The ATA Podcast!

41mins

3 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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E36: ATA 2019 Elections Candidate for Board Director Jamie Hartz

Jamie Hartz is running for the position of Board Director in ATA's upcoming elections on October 24, 2019.

7mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Director (three-year term): Meghan McCallum

11mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #18

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Director (three-year term): Eve Lindemuth Bodeux

11mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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E36: ATA 2019 Elections Candidate for President-Elect Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo

Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo is running for the position of President-Elect in ATA's upcoming elections on October 24, 2019.

11mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #20