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**New Trends in Translator Pay**

Historically, most freelance translators have been paid by the word. Is pay by the hour in their future? A new article in Slator suggests that perhaps a trend in Australia may be coming to a translator near you. A large Australian translation company discovered that their translators, thanks to translation technology, could now translate 1,000… Read more

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Translators

VIDEO: One culture, two generations: Learning my mother tongue

Born and raised in Birmingham, Lola is both British and Nigerian. As the oldest daughter, she started the first generation of British-Nigerian in her family. But to what extent can she lay claim to being Nigerian when she cannot speak her mother tongue? This black history month Lola and her mum Habiba have a candid… Read more

Related to: Language Access Advocates

RESOURCE: In Search of the Right Equivalents for Medical Terms

Silvia Schrage offers an incredible article for medical translators that will also help interpreters. Her piece tackles in depth and in detail how to find equivalents for medical terms in another language. Often, selecting an equivalent term or phrase can seem deceptively easy. This article correctly points out how tricky accuracy can be in medical translation—yet also… Read more

Related to: Training Resources, Translators

Teaching Arabic in French Schools to Halt Radicalization

Teaching Arabic in French Schools to Halt Radicalization Quartz (NY) (09/25/18) Timsit, Annabelle France has tried several controversial tactics to stop the rise of Islamism in the country, so far with little success. Now, a former French government official has a novel suggestion: to prevent young people from becoming radicalized, start teaching Arabic in public… Read more

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UMTIA Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday 11/17/18!

2018 UMTIA Annual Meeting for UMTIA members only Saturday, November 17, 2018 12:30 – 4:00  at  University of Minnesota Hanson Hall 1925 4th Street S Minneapolis, MN 55455 Register HERE! Keynote speaker Sarah Brenes, Director of Refugee & Immigrant Program at The Advocates for Human Rights, will talk about “The importance of working with Interpreters and Translators… Read more

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