The Savvy Newcomer

Find resources written by working translators and interpreters who have been where you are right now.

Cultivating Connection: 8 Tips for Interpreters and Translators to Tackle Loneliness

Cultivating Connection: 8 Tips for Interpreters and Translators to Tackle Loneliness

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 6, 2024

This post was originally published on听KGH Interpretation. It is reposted with permission.听 In 2022 I facilitated a session of the Language Access Caf茅 at the…

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Keep Track of Your Translation Time

Keep Track of Your Translation Time

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 23, 2024

This post was originally published on听Zsuzsanna Jakab’s LinkedIn. It is reposted with permission.听 Hot Tip for Translation Students (coming from an ex-student now freelance translator,…

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Savvy Diversification Series 鈥 Advice I Wish I Had Followed on How to Become a Medical Translator

Savvy Diversification Series 鈥 Advice I Wish I Had Followed on How to Become a Medical Translator

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 9, 2024

The Savvy Newcomer team has been taking stock of the past year and finding that one key priority for many freelance translators and interpreters has…

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Guide to Starting Out as a Translator

Translation is one of the fastest-growing careers. ATA offers this e-book to help set you up for success in this dynamic and exciting field.

The intention of this e-book is not to teach you how to translate, but to help you build a strong launchpad for your new career.

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Inside Specialization

Featured episodes of The ATA Podcast tackle the "what, why, and how" of a specialty that might be just what you're looking for.

E103: Inside Specialization 鈥 Dental Translation

In this episode of Inside Specialization, Anne Conner speaks with Mario Muchacho, DDS, about how he pursued a career in dentistry but found his true calling as a dental translator instead.

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E101: Inside Specialization 鈥 Veterinary Translation

This episode of Inside Specialization showcases Veronica Leibaschoff and her journey as a veterinary translator, the unique space she has occupied, how she has kept current in her niche career!

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E99: Inside Specialization 鈥 Sports Interpreting

This Inside Specialization interview brings you Anabella Tidona as she details how she got into the exciting field of sports interpreting!

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E97: Inside Specialization 鈥 Beauty And Cosmetic Translation

In this Inside Specialization interview, we hear from Berenice Font, who has specialized in the beauty and cosmetic industry for more than 15 years as a translator, transcreator, copywriter, editor, and consultant.

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E95: Inside Specialization 鈥 Opportunities in the Era of AI

In this ATA Podcast episode of Inside Specialization, Daniel Sebesta, ATA’s Language Technology Division (LTD) administrator, and Bridget Hylak, LTD assistant administrator, interview Konstantin Dranch, co-founder of Custom.MT, on a variety of topics surrounding machine translation and AI.

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E92: Inside Specialization 鈥 Audiovisual Translation with a PhD

Listen as ATA member Ang茅lica Ram铆rez offers insights about how language postgraduate education has evolved in the 21st century and audiovisual specialization.

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Featured Webinars

ATA's Webinar Series provides affordable and effective online education for听starting your career.

Pricing for a Profit Playbook

Pricing for a Profit Playbook

Get a step-by-step pricing and negotiation strategy to show you how to generate leads, sales, and hard cash in the bank. Are you uncertain…

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Finding Your First Translation and Interpreting Clients

Finding Your First Translation and Interpreting Clients

You know you can do this job, but how do you get experience when no one wants to hire you without it. Finding your…

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Getting Started with memoQ

Learn how to get started with memoQ translator pro! Knowing how to use your translation environment tool efficiently will help you boost your productivity…

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Featured Articles

The ATA Chronicle offers current and relevant articles for starting your career.

From the President-Elect: The Final Countdown!

By The ATA Chronicle | September 18, 2022

From the President-Elect Veronika Demichelis veronika@veronikademichelis.com The countdown is on for ATA63! In a few short weeks (or days, depending on when you鈥檙e reading this),…

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Translator Exercise Routines?

By The ATA Chronicle | January 11, 2019

We鈥檙e all different, but we all need to get this whole fitness thing done somehow. So, as busy professionals, how do we stay healthy and manage our stress? It鈥檚 all about personality and what motivates us as individuals.

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How to Build a Translator/Interpreter R茅sum茅 That Sells

By The ATA Chronicle | January 11, 2019

How do you know whether your r茅sum茅 measures up against others who work in the same language pair(s) or specialization(s)? Here are nine tips on how to sell your services effectively through your r茅sum茅 so that you can stand out to those who are on the receiving end.

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More resources to help you start your career

Annual Conference

Build partnerships, promote yourself and your services, and get involved by attending events that offer specialized networking opportunities.

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Divisions

Connect with members that share your unique interests and challenges. ATA鈥檚 specialty- and language-specific divisions offer essential resources to stay on top of emerging trends and industry news.

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Get Involved

Volunteering with ATA helps you build a community and contribute to the advancement of the profession as a whole. ATA offers many ways to get involved, get connected, and give back.

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Mentoring Program

Advice, encouragement, lessons learned, career guidance鈥攖he benefits of being a mentee can be critical to the success of your career.

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Local Resources

ATA Chapters and Affiliates serve translators and interpreters at the local level by providing events, workshops, and support in your community.

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How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator

This guide for setting up shop offers lessons learned, from finding clients to setting rates.

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Join the ATA community

The demand for translators and interpreters continues to grow. Become part of a community that supports your goals as a language professional.