Letter from Marina Ilari, Administrator of the ATA TCD

Published on 25.03.2022

Dear TCD members,

I’m looking forward to what 2022 will bring to the Translation Company Division (TCD). I’m especially proud to serve another year with the division alongside our assistant administrator, Charo Welle, and the dedicated Leadership Council.

It was great to see some of our members during the ATA conference (ATA62) in Minneapolis in October. The TCD annual meeting was held via Zoom on Friday, Oct 8. During the meeting, we presented to members what the Division accomplished in 2021, and our mission for 2022. The meeting was also used to network and discuss what members would like to see from TCD in 2022.

The TCD invited Anna Schlegel as its Distinguished Speaker for ATA62. Ms. Schlegel presented two 60-minute presentations titled “Translator to Top Innovator,” and “An Evolving Globalization Industry: A Conversation about Challenges and Solutions.” We were delighted to receive such positive feedback from both presentations.

On behalf of the TCD, I would like to thank Ms. Schlegel for sharing her knowledge during the conference.

Amongst our goals for 2022 is to continue publishing ATA-TCD News and support the Project Manager Special Interest Group. This initiative, led by Ray Valido with support from the TCD Leadership Council, provides a forum for project managers to collaborate, to network, and to share best practices in the field of project management.

If you are interested in collaborating with our newsletter by writing articles that are of interest to the translation industry and project managers, please contact us at [email protected]

If you would like to participate in the division, please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to Charo or me, or send us an email: [email protected]

Thank you again to our kind volunteers. I am excited to work with you in 2022!

Warmest regards,

Marina Ilari

Administrator of the Translation Company Division (TCD) of the American
Translators Association (ATA)

PS: After going through a very difficult couple of years because of the pandemic, I don’t think any of us anticipated that the global situation could get any worse. I’m saddened by the war happening in Ukraine and I encourage my colleagues to support by donating to organizations helping Ukraine. #StopWar