CTA is composing a list of professional resources for Colorado translators and interpreters that may be useful during the current COVID-19 crisis. If you know of a useful resource that is not listed here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This list was last updated on April 28, 2020.
Financial and Business Resources
• Colorado Governor Jared Polis has extended the income tax payment deadline for all Colorado taxpayers by 90 days until July 15, 2020. In addition, the deadline for estimated payments has been extended for the 2020 tax year. For more information, read Colorado Income Tax Deadline Extensions and the IRS Filing and Payment Deadlines.
• On March 27, 2020 an emergency relief bill known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law in an attempt to stabilize the nation’s economy. Read ATA President Ted Wozniak’s letter ATA Members and the CARES Act (applicable to non-ATA members as well).
• Read an article by the Freelancers Union and learn what the CARES Act means for freelancers.
• Visit the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) website for more COVID-19 business resources for small businesses, nonprofits, freelancers, and independent contractors.
• COVID-19 Business Email Updates: Starting Monday March 23, OEDIT began sending email updates specifically about COVID-19 for the business community. SIGN UP FOR COVID-19 EMAIL UPDATES
Professional Development Resources
• Find online training courses for translators and interpreters taught by Corinne McKay, Jennifer Nielsen, and others.
• ATA is making the ATA58 Annual Conference recordings available for free to all ATA members.
• ATA also offers free monthly webinars for ATA members. This month’s webinar is Creating and Optimizing a Website for Your Freelance Business.
• Check out the Resources page on the CTA website for many more useful links.
Protect Yourself Against Phishing and Scams
• An interesting article provided by Norton on coronavirus phishing emails: How to protect against COVID-19 scams.
• Also, the Federal Trade Commission offers some useful tips on how to avoid coronavirus scams.
• The National Emergency Library offers a digital collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
• The AA and NHPI In-Language Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an excellent collection of information resources in 26 languages. The resources will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.
• Read Corinne McKay’s survival tips and coping strategies in Freelancing in the time of COVID.
• Watch Tess Whitty’s podcast Extra Episode: Mindset and Strategies for your Business During the Pandemic.