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Akorbi Highlights Four Outstanding Professional Organizations for Interpreters

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Akorbi prides itself on hiring certified, professional interpreters and translators. This ensures quality in everything we do, from translating a single email and interpreting an emergency room visit to having on-call interpreters and working in more than 170 languages. In today’s blog from Akorbi, we highlight four outstanding professional organizations for interpreters and translators to belong to.

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American Translators Association

The American Translators Association (ATA) is the only interpreter’s organization in the United States that is part of the International Federation of Translators (FIT). ATA helps you develop your profession through ATA’s annual conference and webinars. The ATA also provides translators and translation businesses with insurance for the professional practice of translation. This organization has been around since 1959, and it includes more than 10,000 members based in 103 countries. Its annual conference is said to be one of the biggest in the world for the translation industry. 

International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters 

The International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI) promotes ethical practices for translators and interpreters. This organization started in 2009 in Argentina, and it continues to give interpreters and translators a voice within their industry through papers, articles, and webinars. Members may receive discounts on software and technological tools that help perfect their craft.

International Medical Interpreters Association

The International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) was founded in 1986. It currently has more than 2,000 members covering 70 languages and eight countries. In addition to finding resources from your peers, medical interpreters can attend an annual symposium geared towards trainers and administrators.

American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association

Membership in the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association (ATISA) includes access to the peer-reviewed journal Translation and Interpreting Studies. An annual gathering, called Summer School, happens for one week out of the year in May. Summer school is an intense week of learning that helps attendees design and implement translation and interpretation-related programs.

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Akorbi & Interpretation Services 

Akorbi offers translation and interpretation services in more than 170 languages. We’d love to help you expand into an international market as you continue to grow into a global company. Contact Akorbi or call 1-877-4-AKORBI for more information on our interpretation services.

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