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Antitrust Controversy: ATA Responds to Allegations It Puts Association First Over Members

Antitrust Controversy: ATA Responds to Allegations It Puts Association First Over Members by Marion Markingon April 5, 2016 Industry News US Antitrust Policy comprises a triumvirate of laws designed to protect the hallowed free market system of the United States. Antitrust enforcer, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), drives home the point thusly on its website: “Certain acts are…

Saving Spanish in Miami

The Atlantic Saving Spanish in Miami Fifty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Cubans immigrated to the southern tip of Florida. Now, the city has to teach a new generation how to thrive in a bilingual economy. MATT VASILOGAMBROS MAR 15, 2016 NEXT AMERICA: COMMUNITIES MIAMI—Spanish is an integral part of daily life here. In…

The Periodic Table of Trados Shortcuts

PIETER BEENS Freelance translator and copywriter; English into Dutch 19 March, 2014 The Periodic Table of Trados Shortcuts 508 shares What’s This? We all know the Periodic Table of Elements. That table we learned about in secondary school: an overview of gases, metals and other stuff – as far as I remember. I am not…

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals Gray Matter By KATHERINE KINZLER MARCH 11, 2016 Photo CreditGérard DuBois BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstratedsome less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain…

Managing the Ups and Downs of Freelancing

Managing the Ups and Downs of Freelancing By Jamie Hartz; reblogged from DVTA (Delaware Valley Translators Association) blog with permission from the author The choice to be a freelancer comes with a lot of fluctuation—there are slow times and busy times, and there are stressful projects and easier projects. The ups and downs that come with freelancing…