Associations


ASTM Internatinal
This article was originally published in The NAJIT Observer in September 2012 – by Gio Lester ©2012 During a conference assignment, not too long ago, I was confronted with a very uncomfortable situation. Unbeknownst to the team of interpreters, the company that had hired us made arrangements for recording our work. Fortunately, it was not our first time in those waters, and we knew how to tread them. But I remember the first time I found myself in that situation. […]

Recording, Consent and Copyrights: What We Need To Know


ABRATES VII
Article originally published in The Chronicle, a monthly publication of the American Translators Association, October 2016. The Associação Brasileira de Tradutores e Intérpretes (ABRATES) held its 7th Annual Conference in June, and the ATA was there looking to forge ties. This brief peek inside the conference will show you how Brazilians do it. In June, the Associação Brasileira de Tradutores e Intérpretes (ABRATES) (Brazilian Association of Translators and Interpreters) held its seventh International Conference in beautiful Rio de Janeiro at […]

Inside the ABRATES VII International Conference



Teamwork
This article was written by invitation for Interpreter Education Online in August, 2016. For a few years, I was a member the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) Leadership Academy faculty. My webinars were focused on non-profit entities in the US. Writing this article took be back to that period of my life. Please, enjoy. By Gio Lester, special for Interpreter Education Online The number of nonprofit organizations registered with the IRS increased 2.8% from 2003 to 2013, for a total of 1.41 […]

The Constitution, the Rules of Engagement and the Playbook: A ...


Table of advantages of national vs local professional associations
This article was written in collaboration with The Savvy Newcomer Team and published February, 2015. Full disclosure: I am one of the co-founders and currently the president of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF), an ATA Chapter. I am also a teacher, a mother and a grandmother. I am starting to see a pattern… Joining a professional organization is an investment in one’s career and must be properly assessed. Take a look at the benefits package and the […]

Professional Associations: Go National or Stay Local?



ABRATES-2016
Published originally by The NAJIT Observer, June, 2016 Week before last, I had the pleasure of going back to my country to attend and present at the seventh international conference of our national professional organization for translators and interpreters, ABRATES. The pleasure of being back home was underscored by the honor (and fear) of presenting in Brazil, in Portuguese, to native speakers after a long absence. Being a language teacher, I am very sensitive to the musicality of different languages, so […]

Staying in Touch with One’s Native Language