Freelancers Unite! An Interview with CFU’s Paula Kirman

Many ATIA members may have met Paula Kirman of the Canadian Freelance Union (CFU) last year at the AGM in Edmonton, as she gave a presentation to our members on the benefits of joining the CFU. Thank you for joining us, Paula!   Q: Why don’t you start by telling us who can join the … Continue reading Freelancers Unite! An Interview with CFU’s Paula Kirman

ATIA Perspective on Pre-signed Translator Statements

Recently, ATIA became aware that some agencies are asking translators to pre-stamp and/or pre-sign blank translator statements. The request is often accompanied by an offer that if the translator chooses to do so, they will be given priority when translation jobs come through the agency.While ATIA does not have a policy that prevents its membership … Continue reading ATIA Perspective on Pre-signed Translator Statements

Are You Cut Out to Work as an Interpreter? Six key traits of professional interpreters

Are you a bilingual or multi-lingual individual thinking about putting your language knowledge to work? Perhaps already working as a translator and looking to branch out? Interpretation is rewarding work, but knowledge of languages is only a starting point for success in the field. Do you have several of these six traits of successful and … Continue reading Are You Cut Out to Work as an Interpreter? Six key traits of professional interpreters

Making Quality Interpreting Services Easier to Access: Interview with Mayagwe Director Bill Dodd

This month, ATIA sat down with Mayagwe founder and director Bill Dodd to talk about how the platform is revolutionizing access to professional interpreters. With numerous ATIA members represented on the tech platform, Mayagwe represents the way of the future for clients to connect with certified interpreters and procure their services. What is Mayagwe? Mayagwe is a … Continue reading Making Quality Interpreting Services Easier to Access: Interview with Mayagwe Director Bill Dodd

Practicing Customer Service as a Freelancer: Nine tips for translators and interpreters

Providing customer service based on communication, responsiveness and integrity is essential to a successful freelance career. When seeking new clients, customer service is what sets one certified expert apart from another. It is also what keeps clients returning. But what does good customer service actually look like for a translator or interpreter? We have nine … Continue reading Practicing Customer Service as a Freelancer: Nine tips for translators and interpreters