ATA60 Review

ATA60 Conference Review

By Leeza Etzenhouser

December 14, 2019

When I was presented with the opportunity to attend the 60th annual ATA Conference in Palm Springs I knew I had to take it. Translating is something that I’ve wanted to do for years and although, as an undergraduate student with no professional experience, I was worried I would be out of place, it was an opportunity too good to pass up. I applied for and received funding from both the CTA student sponsorship program and the MSU Denver student travel program to help finance my conference registration and the trip to Palm Springs, for which I am eternally grateful because it afforded me a great deal of professional development, openings for networking, and inspiration.

Heike Holthaus

Meet Our CTA Translators: Heike Holthaus

November 4, 2019

Did you know that almost 10% of CTA members live outside of Colorado? Read an interview with Heike Holthaus, English to German patent translator and one of the out-of-state members of the Colorado Translators Association.

Jennie Rodriguez

High School Senior Jennie Rodriguez Attends CTA Conference

By Jennie Ramirez Rodriguez

August 24, 2019

Participating in this year’s 9th Annual CTA Conference has been no different from when I participated last year for the first time. I had a great first experience and I was able to network with a variety of different people. I was able to get questions answered I didn’t even know I had. Everyone from participants to staff were so helpful and approachable that I felt no fear asking them for help. Participating at this conference two years in a row was a complete success and I plan to keep attending it for years to come.

Foreign Currency Fees

Demystifying Foreign Currency Fees

By Robert Sette, CT

July 14, 2019

Although we live in a “global economy”, something as simple as getting cash for foreign travel can be fraught with expensive mistakes… and sometimes we only realize the cost long after the fact. We pay with a swipe of a card, but learn the true cost a month later from our bank statement. After living for a couple of months in Spain and France in 2017 and 2018, respectively, I have come up with some tips for the most economical, fee-minimized approach to international currency matters.

ATA59 Filler Words

ATA59 Session Review: Subtle Flavors of the Law: Filler Words in German Legal Texts

By Heike Holthaus

June 10, 2019

Gummi bears. Juicy, flavorful gummi bears. Albeit void of nutritional value, who can resist?

What does this have to do with filler words, you rightfully ask. Well, as Michael and Sabine point out, filler words, too, are void of “nutritional value” – they have no inherent meaning – but can add a flavorful punch to a sentence.

Sean Stromberg

Meet Our Colorado Translators: Sean Stromberg

If you attended the 9th Annual CTA Conference in April, you probably met Sean Stromberg at the book signing table where he sold signed copies of his book “Legal Terminology Dictionary – A bilingual Dictionary for Legal translation and Court Interpreting.” Sean is a Spanish-English court interpreter and recently joined the Colorado Translators Association. Learn more about Sean’s work, his new book, and his other passions in life.

CTA Mentoring Program

CTA Mentoring Program from a Mentor & Mentee Perspective

The CTA Mentoring Program provides newcomers to the profession an opportunity to interact with and learn from seasoned CTA translators or interpreters. In this article, Mentor Eve Bodeux and Mentee Pascale Vancil share their experience.

Bullet Journal

Bullet Journaling to Organize Your Translations and Your Life

by Riccardo Schiaffino

March 18, 2019

Read how Riccardo Schiaffino stays organized using the Bullet Journal® (or BuJo®), a pen-and-paper organizational and note-taking system that lives at the intersection between to-do list, daily planner and diary.