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Couples Counseling: Reimagining the Freelancer–Company Relationship, Part II

It is naïve (and not even necessarily desirable) to think that all companies and freelancers will be able to work with each other successfully, but there are matches out there for all of us; we just have to work to find them. Here we have a key set of rules we can follow to get… READ MORE »

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LINGUIST CREATES LANGUAGES FOR NEW NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES

Andrew Byrd, an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Kentucky, has just completed a project of a lifetime, creating ancient languages for National Geographic Channel's new series "Origins: The Journey of Humankind."... To read this article in ATA's Newsbriefs from 04/07/17  you can click here.    … READ MORE »

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Ruling says immigration court interpreters are EMPLOYEES! not contractors..

Officials at the National Labor Relations Board have found that immigration court interpreters should be considered employees rather than independent contractors. The determination is a major — though preliminary — win for the Guild, which has been working to help immigration interpreters fighting for their job rights. To read this article on Intersect website, you can… READ MORE »

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INTERPRETING FOR JUSTICE

The problem with court interpreting is that it’s messy. Heck, life is messy, and court interpreting is just a manifestation of our daily struggle with chaos. Allow me to explain. For months now I have been mentoring students to study for their tests; notably I’ve been coaching them for the federal exam, which is fast… READ MORE »

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A TRANSLATOR IN YOUR POCKET: APP AIMS TO BRIDGE REFUGEES’ LANGUAGE GAP

Atif Javed and his cofounders wanted to launch Tarjimly, a Facebook Messenger app that connects volunteer translators with refugees, late last year during the crisis in Aleppo. (Tarjimly means “translate for me” in Arabic.) But it wasn’t ready yet. The five Muslim-American college friends, who met at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), had little time… READ MORE »

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