Month: March 2012

Recording of Jost Zetzsche interview is online!

This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of interviewing translation technology guru Jost Zetzsche during a question and answer conference call. If you missed the live call, you can listen to the recording on the Speaking of Translation website (it streams from the conference call provider, so you don’t need to download anything unless you want …

April session of "Getting started as a freelance translator"

The next session of my four-week online course Getting Started as a Freelance Translator starts on Wednesday, April 4. I’ve been teaching this class for about five years, and it covers the basics of launching and running a freelance business. It’s open to translators in any language combination, and lately I’ve also had a number of …

Some thoughts on ATA certification

On the Colorado Translators Association e-mail list, we recently had a lively discussion about ATA certification, which got me thinking about some of the pros, cons and issues associated with the ATA certification exams. In the spirit of disclosure, I am both ATA-certified (failed the practice test, passed the real exam) and an active volunteer for …