ATA was established to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters.
ATA's 11,000 members include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.
ATA is governed by its Bylaws, which define the scope and nature of its activities, and an elected Board of Directors, which manages the business of the association.
One of ATA's primary missions is to promote the professional development of translators and interpreters.
ATA offers a certification exam that allows translators to demonstrate that they meet certain standards of the translation profession.
A little information can go a long way towards helping buyers find the right professional.
A four-day international event offering language professionals more than 150 continuing education sessions, seminars, and workshops.
These ATA professional-interest communities provide members with specialty- and language-specific resources and networking.
ATA chapters and affiliates provide networking opportunities, information, and support services to members on the local level, and act as liaisons with the national association.