What was your most interesting job? How did you begin? What do you like best about your work? Translator Tales is the end result of a project to record individual translators and interpreters answering these questions and telling their personal stories in their own words. The result is a unique audio library of "tales" archived and available online.
This oral history project was conducted during ATA's 49th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, where conference attendees were recorded in the Exhibition Hall. The sessions were unrehearsed and, as it happens, the interviewees are all great storytellers.
The project's goal of bringing translation and interpreting careers to life through personal stories was—and still is— important to the profession. ATA is pleased to have this historical archive that draws such a clear picture of the rich and varied lives translators and interpreters lead.