ATI Newsletter – Spring 2018

Posted On Jun 24, 2018

Arizona Translators & Interpreters

We Teach, We Share, We Learn

Newsletter – Spring 2018

“Mastery of language affords one remarkable opportunities.”

— Alexandre Dumas


May 24 American Translators Association (ATA) Continuing Education Webinar

“Agencies vs. Freelancers? A Market Analysis”

June 8 National Assn of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators (NAJIT) NAJIT 39th Annual


June 16 ATI Phoenix AND Tucson Meetup – Theme: “How I Got Started in the Business”

12:30-2:00 pm Phoenix Location: TBA (Email Trevor if you have suggestions)

Tucson Location: TBA (Email Aldina if you have suggestions)

TBA Arizona Translators & Interpreters (ATI) Summer Workshop (details coming soon!)

September 29 Arizona Translators & Interpreters (ATI) Annual Conference

Maricopa Integrated Health System, 2601 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

September 30 International Translation Day


Welcome to the first issue of the new Arizona Translators &

Interpreters newsletter!

At its strategic planning meeting in February, the ATI Board decided to launch a quarterly

newsletter for all members. The goal of the newsletter is to keep you connected with the ATI’s

activities. It will also let you know how you can get more involved. Contact Jennifer Baldwin

( to suggest what you would like to see in the newsletter.

Aside from administrative business and routine planning for our seasonal workshops and annual

conference, the strategic planning meeting focused on how we can provide a greater benefit

to ATI members, how we might attract new members, and how we can raise the profile of ATI

as the authoritative professional organization for language service providers in Arizona.


Revamped meetups for networking, enjoying great food, and

now… taking part in themed discussions about our profession!

Arizona Translators & Interpreters, Inc. Spring 2018

Our informal restaurant

“meetups” have proven to

be popular among ATI

members. They give us a

chance not only to grow

and deepen our

professional network, but

also to simply enjoy

socializing with friends and

colleagues in our profession

in a casual setting.

This year, we are building on

this successful formula by

introducing themed

meetups. Each meetup’s

theme indicates the topic of

a brief informal presentation

or optional suggested topic

of discussion that will be

incorporated into the event.

No preparation is required

on your part, and any

themed discussion or activity

is entirely optional. The focus

of the meetups will continue

to be socializing and

networking, but we hope

the themes will make an

already enjoyable event

even more worthwhile.

Come check out our

revamped meetups! We’d

love your suggestions for

meetup themes, as well as

your general feedback and

suggestions. Tell us in person

at a meetup, or email Trevor

Cook (

or Aldina Hanessian

( with

your ideas anytime.


Join a committee to make a difference in your T&I association

The Board encourages all ATI members to

participate in committees.

When you join a committee, you will have an

opportunity to directly influence ATI

operations. Join one of the following

committees to magnify your voice and to

demonstrate to your clients and colleagues

your commitment to our profession.

Membership Committee – Responsible for

attracting new members and increasing

member engagement. This committee

organizes activities for networking and

professional development. To join, contact

Trevor Cook (

Conference Committee – ATI’s annual

conference is a major regional event that brings

together hundreds of language professionals for

continuing education, networking, and

professional development. Step up from the

sidelines and show your commitment to your

field by assisting in the planning and execution

of this key event. To join, contact Francesca

Samuel (

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