What associations are available to me as a translation specialist?
The primary one is the American Translators Association, the ATA, which has differing levels of membership available. You can also join the Global Translation Institute (GTI) as well. Translation professionals also have a union available to them, should they so desire, the Translators and Interpreters Guild (TTIG). This is associated with The Newspaper Guild (TNG) and the AFL-CIO.
After that, there are so many associations that have to do with specialization, which I’ve already mentioned above. These range from judicial translators, to medical interpreters, from professionals who work with the deaf and hard of hearing, to literary translators. Whatever your specialization, there is a good chance that an association exists for you. And before I forget, there are generally international versions of national associations as well.
-By Adriana Tassini
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