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2018 NAJIT Scholars Program

NAJIT is once again offering the opportunity to attend their annual conference to five scholars who have been in TRIN programs in 2017 and/or 2018. Past winners have included participants from our own programs here in Minnesota, so don’t hesitate to apply if you would like to attend this conference in San Francisco in June… READ MORE »

Related to: Legal Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Training Resources, Translators

Canada’s National Translation Standards Are Now FREE

Most national and international standards will cost you money. That includes standards for translation or interpreting. For example, you have to pay for ISO (International standards), ASTM (international standards but U.S. based)—and the Canadian CGSB standards. Until now. For nine years, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) charged for its translation standard like other entities… READ MORE »

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MICATA Annual Conference – March 23-25, 2018

The MICATA (Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association) 2018 Annual Conference will be Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 in Overland Park, Kansas. Once again, MICATA is very excited to be offering excellent pre-conference workshops on Friday, a full day of sessions and a luncheon on Saturday, and the opportunity to take the… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Training Resources, Translators

VIDEO: Instant Translation Gadgets

Have you heard about the new devices hitting the market that claim to provide instant translations? These gadgets often include some sort of earpiece and perhaps a speaker too. Ever wonder how they work or what they look like? Here’s a video blog titled “The Tech Savvy Interpreter” put out by Barry Olsen that demonstrates… READ MORE »

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UMTIA Workshop for Spanish, Somali & Russian Interpreters & Translators on 3/24/18

Translating and Interpreting Challenging Terminology in Russian, Somali and Spanish Language-specific workshops as requested by our members. 3 PARALLEL SESSIONS – one in Russian, one in Somali and one in Spanish WHEN:    Saturday, March 24, 2018                 8:45 am – 12:00 pm   WHERE:  United & Children’s Hospital            … READ MORE »

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