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Dear NOTA Members and Guests,

As the hot summer air is cooling off and we are getting ready to welcome fall with its harvest season, NOTA would like to cordially invite all of you as well as your families, colleagues and friends to attend our Annual Meeting Workshop and Annual Dinner events, which will be held on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 in Olmsted Falls, OH.

This year’s Annual Meeting Workshop will focus on tips and strategies for preventing scams in translation and interpreting businesses. The workshop will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Olmsted Falls Cuyahoga County Library located at 8100 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138. The workshop will be led by Hélène Viglieno Conte, Vitaliy Plinto and Jill R. Sommer and will be conducted in the form of a roundtable discussion, where not only the discussion leaders but attendees will have an opportunity to present their own examples on the topic and interact in the discussion. Please see the enclosed flyer for more detailed information about the workshop.2016_annual_meeting_workshop_flyer

The registration fee for the workshop is $5/person. To RSVP, please make your $5 payable to NOTA and mail it to: Vitaliy Plinto, 6811 Mayfield Road, #1079, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124. Also, please send an email to vvp13ster@gmail. and indicate how many people in your group (including yourself) will be attending the event. The RSVP deadline for the workshop is Wednesday, October 5th, 8:00 p.m., however, you are highly encouraged to RSVP in advance to ensure seating availability.

This year’s Annual Meeting Dinner will take place at Bistro du Beaujolais, one of the finest French cuisine restaurants in the Northeast Ohio area located at: 8134 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138. The dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. sharp and will feature some of the most delicious French cuisine selections such Moules à la Crème et au Bleu (mussels steamed in white wine, cream, garlic and blue cheese), Aile de Raie Sauce Vin Rouge aromatisée à la Cannelle (baked skate wing topped with a white cinnamon and red wine sauce), Mijoté de Boeuf et la Courge d’Automne (Cubed beef sautéed and slowly stewed with fall squash) and many more. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information. bistro_du_beaujolais_annual_dinner_flyer

The cost of the dinner is $28/person plus taxes and gratuities. To RSVP, please send an email to vvp13ster@gmail.com and indicate how many guests in your group (including yourself) will attend the event. Also, as you RSVP, please indicate your choice of a starter, entrée and a dessert from the Prix Fixe Menu Bistro listed on the flyer – you can either highlight your choice from each category on the flyer and email the flyer back to vvp13ster@gmail.com or just mention your selected choices in your RSVP email. The deadline to RSVP for the dinner is Tuesday, October 4th, 9:00 p.m., however, you are highly encouraged to RSVP in advance due to limited seating availability. After the dinner each guest will receive a separate bill, which will be payable directly to the restaurant – please do not send any payment for the dinner to NOTA.

If you have any questions or need any additional information about the workshop or dinner, please feel free to contact your Programs & Events Chair Vitaliy Plinto at vvp13ster@gmail.com or (440) 485-1766.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to having you join us on October 8th to welcome the NOTA fall season!

Dear NOTA Members and Friends,

NOTA would like to cordially invite all of you as well as your colleagues and friends to attend our 2016 Spring Series Workshop and Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

The workshop’s topic will be “Beyond the Basics: Tips for Better Formatting in MS Word”, which will be presented by Jill R. Sommer and will focus on effective and strategic use of tabs, tables and other MS Word program tips and tricks. Please find the flyer enclosed for more detailed information. 2016_MS_Word_Formatting_Workshop_Flier

The workshop will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th at the Parma Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, Conference Room B. The library is located at 6996 Powers Boulevard, Parma, OH 44129. The workshop registration fee will be based on the following scale: FREE for students, $10 for NOTA Members, and $20 for Non-Members. To RSVP for the workshop, write a check for the corresponding amount payable to NOTA and mail it to the following address: Vitaliy Plinto, 6811 Mayfield Road, #1079, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124. Please note that the seating is limited, so you are highly encouraged to RSVP in advance. The deadline to RSVP for the workshop is Tuesday, April 26th, 10:00 p.m. EST.

The Dinner will hosted at Das Schnitzel Haus, an authentic German cuisine restaurant located in Parma, OH, which is just 5 driving minutes away from the Parma Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library. The restaurant will feature some of the most exquisite and unique German-style delicacies including but not limited to: Cevapi, Kartoffel Kuegeln, Stuffed Peppers, Wiener Schnitzel, Jäger Schnitzel, Käse Schnitzel, Eggplant Parmesan (vegetarian option), Pâlatchinken and more. Please see the flyer enclosed for more detailed information. 2016_Spring_Series_Dinner_Flier

The dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. The cost of the dinner will $32/person with taxes and gratuities included in the price. To RSVP for the dinner, please send an email to Vitaliy at vvp13ster@gmail.com and indicate the total number of guests (including yourself) in your group who will be attending the dinner. Please do not write a check to NOTA, as you will be making payment directly to the restaurant after the dinner upon receipt of an individual bill that will include taxes and gratuities. The deadline to RSVP for the NOTA Annual Dinner is Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your Programs and Events Chair, Vitaliy, if you have any questions about any of these events or concerning registration.

Thank you for being part of NOTA and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 10th for our 2015 NOTA Annual Meeting & Annual Dinner events!

NOTA would like to cordially invite all of you as well as your colleagues and friends to attend our 2015 Annual Meeting Workshop and traditional NOTA Annual Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, October 10th, 2015.
This year’s NOTA Annual Workshop topic will be “The Business Side of Translation and Interpreting“, which will be presented by John P. Shaklee, Jill R. Sommer and Silvia D’Amico. The workshop will focus on different business elements of our profession such as follow ups with clients, email marketing and proper invoicing. Please see flyer attached for more detailed information. Business_Side_TI_Workshop_Flier
The workshop will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10th at Kent State University, Satterfield Hall, Room 311/313. The workshop registration fee will be based on the following scale: FREE for students, $10 for NOTA Members, and $20 for Non-Members. To RSVP for the workshop, write a check for the corresponding amount payable to NOTA and mail it to the following address: Vitaliy Plinto, 6811 Mayfield Road, #1079, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124. Please note that the seating is limited, so you are highly encouraged to RSVP in advance. The deadline to RSVP  for the workshop is Tuesday, October 6th, 10:00 p.m. EST.
This year’s NOTA Annual Dinner will be hosted at La Terraza Restaurante Mexicano, an authentic Mexican cuisine restaurant located in Brimfield, OH, which is 10 minutes away from Kent. The restaurant will feature some of the most exquisite and hottest selections from traditional Mexican cuisine including but not limited to: Nachos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Fajita Bowls, Carnitas, Pollo Y Camaron, Camarones de Mojo de Ajos, Chimichangas, Roquetas and more. Please see the flyer enclosed for more detailed information. 2015_NOTA_Annual_Dinner_Flier
The dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. The cost of the dinner will be around $30/person with taxes and gratuities included in the price. To RSVP for the dinner, please send an email to Vitaliy at vvp13ster@gmail.com and indicate the total number of guests (including yourself) in your group who will be attending the dinner. Please do not write a check to NOTA, as you will be making payment directly to the restaurant after the dinner upon receipt of an individual bill that will include taxes and gratuities. The deadline to RSVP for the NOTA Annual Dinner is Saturday, October 3, 2015.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your Programs and Events Chair, Vitaliy, if you have any questions about any of these events or concerning registration.
Thank you for being part of NOTA and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 10th for our 2015 NOTA Annual Meeting & Annual Dinner events!

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

reimbursement

A FLICK OF THE PEN BUILDS THE COFFERS

Jamie Padula, ATA Chapter & Division Relations Manager, issued our 2014 Chapter Rebate this month. Headquarters reviewed ATA’s 2014 membership database to calculate our chapter’s annual 10% rebate http://www.atanet.org.

The chapter rebate is based on the 2014 membership renewal forms. Members do not always elect a chapter to receive a rebate and not all members pay the same dues (e.g. students, two members in one household, etc.) This might explain some discrepancies between the estimated number of ATA members in our chapter and the Headquarter’s data. Remember to check NOTA when you renew for the 2015 rebate.

Our check totals $825.00. A tip of the hat to Jill, Membership Chair and Reinhold, trusted treasurer, who helped make this happen. We thank Jamie and you who continue to support ATA and the local chapter.

A PROMISE

I, John P. Shaklee, NOTA President and Citizen of the World, hereby promise that this is the final selfie to upload to our NOTA blog and therefore surrender my selfie stick to the proper authorities in the County of Stark, City of North Canton on the fifteenth day of August in the Year of our Lord two-thousand and fifteen (2015). [signature, illegible]

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The NOTA Board met recently and wants to keep you up-to-date on activities.

STEP UP AND SUPPORT THE GREAT LAKE STATE

Our Membership Chair, Jill Sommer, will present “OCR and Formatting in Word” at the MITIN 2015 Regional Conference on Interpreting and Translation. For more information click here

http://www.mitin.org/conference.cfm?PageID=1&ID=1

IN MEMORIAM

Two respected translators passed away recently. Claudia Mendizabal and John Bambeck attended NOTA events and always brought a smile. We will miss them.

NOTA WEBSITE UPGRADE

A shout out to Jill Sommer who coordinated our website update. Members can view the blog and manage membership easily with the improvements. The new site launches 8/10/15.

2015 ANNUAL DINNER AND WORKSHOPS

Look for a “Save the Date” notice from Vitaliy Plinto, our Program Chair, for the annual dinner this fall. Tentative workshops include the business side of T&I: marketing, business best practices and invoicing. Following the presentations we invite you participate in a Q & A session on tools to improve your enterprise.

NOTA NEEDS YOU

NOTA needs a Membership Chair starting 9/15. Thanks to Jill for her dedicated service over the years in that position. She will help the new chair and promises that, with the website upgrade, the position requires little time. Here is an opportunity to increase your web presence, network with colleagues and give back to the profession. Please write Jill at gertoeng@jill-sommer.com for more information.

COMMUNITY AND COURT INTERPRETERS CONFERENCE

Silvia D’Amico and John Shaklee will present at the CCIO conference Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Akron. Workshops include medical and legal seminars and language-specific group activities. Visit http://www.ccio.org/index.php for more information.

 

 

ALL ATA ALL THE TIME

Click on the following link for the ATA Annual Conference website. See you in Miami!

http://www.atanet.org/conf/2015/

Please find announcement about the upcoming ATA webinar below:

Proofreading Your Work Efficiently and Effectively

Language: Presented in English
Presenter: Carolyn Yohn
Date: June 16, 2015
Time: 12 Noon US Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 60 minutes
CE Point(s): 1
Register: ATA Member $45 Non-Member $60

Drafting the perfect translation—and proving you are worth the money—can get messy.

Attend this webinar to learn how to to put that final shine on your work to set yourself apart as quality-oriented, no matter what your drafting process looks like behind the scenes.

Techniques and ideas discussed are easily applied to any language. This webinar will help any linguist who hasn’t had formal training in proofreading or copyediting.

Attendees will learn:
•Different classes of errors to look for
•How to set up a custom QA (proofreading) system
•Efficient QA techniques
•Best practices for proofreading related to your physical health
•Various types of resources to help improve your QA

About the Presenter

Carolyn Yohn, the woman behind Untangled Translations, is an internationally educated translator of French and Hungarian legal, personal, and academic documents into her native US English.

Carolyn earned her Bachelors degree in French language and culture from the University of Virginia and a professional certificate in French-to-English translation from New York University. Studies abroad exposed her to the francophone and Magyar cultures of Europe and North Africa.

Before launching into her full-time translation career, Carolyn worked in-house as a proofreader and copyeditor of marketing and technical writing. You can find Carolyn at her website, Twitter, Facebook, and blog.

Registration: ATA Member $45 Non-Member $60