Please join us for our next general meeting December 14, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at 2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.
Seth S. Hammock will give a presentation about interpreters who have a small business and want to expand. He will address how interpreters with limited experience face several unknowns which hinder starting and growing an interpreting practice, such as where to get relevant work, what a productive practice routine looks
like, and when to make the next move in order to expand skills and business.
As usual, refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to network before and after the meeting! Hope to see you there!
Why would I go to San Antonio? As a translator, the ATA Conference is reason enough. But for most, the host city also factors into the final decision. So, why would I go to San Antonio? Let me count the ways.
As a translator I enjoy the feeling of being immersed in a different culture for a few days. On the streets of San Antonio I can picture myself in a large Mexican city, the light and the colors are that intense, the flow of people that vibrant. After a long day in sessions, a walk through those streets recharges tired batteries. Especially if it leads to dinner on the River Walk, which is one of the many reasons to go to San Antonio.
For restaurant ideas, see those in the downtown area on this list.
AATIA's Literary Special Interest Group (LitSIG) invites all translators who have ever translated literature, have ever wanted to translate literature, or love translated literature to join us at our meetings this coming year:
If you have questions or suggestions, would like to be added to the mailing list, or would just like to learn more about our group and activities, please contact one of our co-coordinators:
AATIA member and Interpreter Special Interest Group (ISIG) coordinator Rita Pavone will review some basic ethical standards of the interpreting profession in the healthcare arena. Through slides, videos, activities, and exchanges, we will discuss how our perceptions and experiences shape our idea of ethics and examine some of the ethical practice expectations in the interpretation/translation field.
As usual, refreshments will be served!
Hope to see you there!
May 11 AATIA will hold its general meeting on the same day as the Spanish Special Interest Group (SpanSIG) and Interpreter Special Interest Group (ISIG) meetings.
The meetings will be at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at 2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.
SpanSIG: 10:00 – 12:00
Norma Garza, an experienced journalist and Scrabble instructor will present: “Palabras más , Palabras menos" How to enrich your vocabulary through Scrabble.
General meeting: 12:30 – 3:30
Translators and interpreters: Have you been feeling the stress and strain of sitting or standing for long periods of time? Are you looking for ways to ease the tension in your neck, shoulders, back, and hands without dropping major cash on weekly massages or physical therapy? Shannon Wise (M.A. Ed., CPT) from ClearPoint Wellness will join us to help:
• Identify and recognize the physical stress points that come from working while sitting or standing.
• Find your best, natural sitting posture to ease chronic tension.
• Learn simple stretches and pressure point techniques that you can do in the workplace to relieve neck and shoulder stiffness.
ISIG: 4:00 – 6:00
We will review some basic ethical standards of the interpreting profession. Through slides, videos, activities, and exchanges, we will discuss how our perceptions and experiences shape our idea of ethics and examine some of the ethical practice expectations in the interpreting/translation field.
SXSW is alive and well in Austin in March, making it extremely difficult to move around and almost impossible to find parking downtown—even with an AATIA Parking Chaser! So the March General Membership Meeting will not take place this year.
We encourage you to listen to your favorite band or two! Watch a few independent films, enjoy the great food and take in the sights and sounds of SXSW.
Check back soon for the next meeting details.
Join us on Saturday, January 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the first AATIA meeting of 2013.
Help us say good bye and thank you to our outgoing board members and welcome the incoming Board. Find out about the Harvie Jordan Lecture Series and the upcoming ATA meeting in San Antonio.
Esther Diaz will be our featured speaker and she will give us an update from the Texas Advisory Committee on Qualifications for Healthcare Translators and Interpreters.
As always, delicious refreshments will be served to enjoy while networking.
The meeting will be held at AATIA headquarters, 201 East 2nd. Street, Austin, TX 78701. Enter the parking garage from Brazos or San Jacinto. Parking vouchers available at the meeting.