Austin Area Translators & Interpreters Association

Archive for April, 2011

Dalkey Archive Press and the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign are continuing their online certificate program designed to help literary translators at any point in their early careers and that will result in the publication of their first book-length translation. This program represents a unique opportunity for young translators to gain invaluable experience as well as produce a translation that will aid them in gaining future work with Dalkey Archive and other publishers. 

Application due date: May 15, 2011

For complete information, click here.

King James translation now 400 years old

Huty1705207 Listen to or read the NPR feature on the King James translation of the Bible, which was published in 1611. King James I of England “commissioned the translation project in 1604, and for the next seven years, 47 scholars and theologians worked through the Bible line by line.”

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  • Registration now open for Ulloa workshops

    Register now for the Vocal Power and Accent Modification workshops to be presented by AATIA member and acclaimed vocal artist and instructor Juanita Ulloa. Please note that the date of these workshops has been changed to May 7 in order to allow additional time for participants to register.

    Early bird registration ends April 27th. Sign up for both and save!

    Download the workshop flyer for more information.

    Questions? Contact AATIA Workshops Coordinator Laura Vlasman

    In case you would like to combine business with pleasure on a trip to Mexico, these workshops will also be offered in Mexico City on July 12.

    February 11–May 1, 2011 In our globalized world, with political, economic, and cultural issues intertwined across nations, boundaries between the local and global have all but disintegrated. The necessity, and the difficulty, of communicating across cultural and historical divides is now an unavoidable aspect of our lives. Within this context, translation, in both its linguistic and more figurative senses, has become a fundamental tool for making sense of reality. Unlike ever before, we must consider what can be lost (or gained) in translation, and what effects these endless transformations have on the world around us. . . .

    Read more about "Word for Word," an online discussion, here.

    Become a Citizen Diplomat – April 14

    The International Hospitality Council of Austin invites you to become a Citizen Diplomat! Meet six distinguished visitors from Angola, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe at an international networking event. These emerging leaders were selected by the US State Department to visit communities in the US for professional appointments and community hospitality. The focus of their program is on grassroots democracy emphasizing the role of citizen action groups. including the role of private citizens, the media and civic education.

    WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2011
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Marker 10
    Hyatt Regency Hotel
    210 Barton Springs Road

    Complimentary parking and appetizers, cash bar.

    Sponsored by: International Hospitality Council of Austin,

    Save the Date! April 30

    Juanita Ulloa, MA, MBA, Vocalist, Voice teacher, Voice-Over talent  and Spanish Court Certified Interpreter will present two new workshops:

    Vocal Power – Save your voice and lengthen your career! Learn the exercises, good vocal habits, good breathing, projection and professional tricks to making your voice last during long hours of talking on the job! Sat. April 30th from 10:00 a.m. to -1:00 p.m.

    Crash Course in Accent Modification – Improve your accent in any language in this class. No one wants to be told "I can't understand you" as an interpreter, and a good accent can heighten the meaning of any phrase. Sat. April 30th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Registration details coming soon.

    AATIA is one of the nation’s leading resources and advocates for the translation and interpretation community. Our mission: to serve AATIA members through education, networking, and promotion of translation and interpretation professions.

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