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About the association

Founded in 1959, ATA is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the U.S. with nearly 11,000 members in more than 95 countries. The Association's primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpreting professions.

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Getting It Right

Understand what's at stake

Many buyers are not sure they need a professional translator or interpreter since they know someone who is bilingual and willing to help out. You need to know why this is risky.

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ATA responds to DHS

When the Department of Homeland Security called for comment on its Language Access Plans, ATA responded with an in-depth analysis and review.

Letter to Office of Immigration Review

ATA has joined eight other organizations in a warning to the Executive Office of Immigration Review.

For Members

Why is public visibility important?

If you want more work in this industry, the public must know you exist and that you are worth the money you charge.

ATA Client Outreach

Consider what you can do to promote the industry in your local community and at the same time grow your client base.

For the Media

The "go-to" resource

ATA is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on translation and interpreting issues. Contact us for background information, industry insights, and response to current affairs involving the translation and interpreting professions. Media inquiries should be directed to Walter Bacak or call (703) 683-6100.

For Buyers

The message is simple

Translation and interpreting mistakes can be costly, even disastrous. The bottom line is that you cannot risk getting the translation wrong. It is critical to hire qualified translators and interpreters. ATA can help you find the right professional.