Category Archive: General

  1. ATI Anti-Discrimination Statement

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    Arizona Translators and Interpreters is comprised of professional translators and interpreters of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Our diversity is our strength! During this time of reflection, we believe it is important to recognize and add our voices to the chorus.

    Our organization stands firm against all acts of discrimination, violence, prejudice and/or racism based on language, national origin or ethnicity, mental or physical limitations, age, gender or sexual preference, skin color, and religious or political beliefs!

    ATI Board of Directors

  2. Free ATA58 Virtual Conference

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    Free ATA58 Virtual Conference

    ATA is making the ATA58 Annual Conference recordings available for free to all ATA members. The ATA58 Virtual Conference offers 49 sessions in total, ranging from law to medicine, business to literary translation, science to government.

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  3. ATA Position Statement on California Assembly Bill 5

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    ATA Position Statement on California Assembly Bill 5

    The California State Assembly recently passed a bill that ATA believes will improperly classify the majority of the association’s members as employees, when in fact they are independent contractors….In support of our California-based colleagues, ATA has issued a statement requesting that an exemption be made for professional translators and interpreters.

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  4. The ATI Annual Conference is around the corner. Registration is now open!

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    Arizona Translators & Interpreters Annual Conference
    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Great Challenges, Greater Opportunities
    in Language Services


    Marjory Bancroft directs Cross-Cultural Communications, the only national training agency for medical and community interpreting, with more than 280 licensed trainers in 35 states, DC, Guam and six other countries. She has lived in eight countries and studied seven languages. In addition to a BA and MA in French linguistics from Québec she holds advanced language certificates from universities in Spain, Germany and Jordan. Her career spans interpreting, translation, teaching English or translation for two universities in Quebec City and Jordan, teaching French for two government French schools for immigrants in Montreal, teaching business or general English for continuing education programs and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC and running a nonprofit interpreting service in Maryland (while interpreting and translating herself). She has authored numerous publications, including interpreting textbooks, workbooks and trainer guides sold around the world in 26 countries. A past board member of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care, She has sat on several national and international committees and was the world project leader for an ISO international interpreting standard.

    Confirmed speakers:

    Marjory Bancroft
    Barbara Rayes-Barnett
    Rosanna Balistreri
    Gladys Matthews
    Roxana King
    Dave Svoboda
    Jaime Fatás-Cabeza
    Millie Donaldson
    Mariana Ellis
    Jason Hubbard
    Kamana Khadka
    Jordan Ripley

    We hope you will join us for this year’s Arizona Translators and Interpreters Annual Conference. As in year’s past, the conference will offer informative workshops and sessions geared toward translators and interpreters, and the organizations that work with them in government, legal, healthcare, call-centers, financial institutes and general business to business settings.

    • Breakfast and lunch is provided.

    • Free parking

    • 12 approved CCHI CEUs
    • ATA CEUs are still pending

    If you would like to view the Preliminary Schedule, download the form here: ATI 2018 Annual Conference Program_preliminary schedule

    If you are interested in Exhibit/Sponsor opportunities, click here: LSP Exhibitor Outreach flyer_2018

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


    For your convenience, here is a map of the location at the MIHS campus:


    Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors!


  5. ATI Newsletter – Spring 2018

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    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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