Archive for January, 2012

This is a reminder that NOTA will be hosting the Holiday Banquet on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. The banquet will be held at Brio Tuscan Grille, an authentic style Italian restaurant, located at 24325 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124 (approximately 0.5 miles away from the Cedar Rd. Exit off I-271, right in the heart of Legacy Village, next to Apple store).


Our Holiday Banquet will feature a family-style three-course menu that will include a choice of a soup or a salad for an appetizer, a choice of 5 different entrées, 3 different sides, 6 different desserts and a soft drink. The cost of the lunch will be $26.17 per person ($28.03 per person if Vanilla Crème Brûlée is selected as a dessert) with taxes and gratuities already included in the price. After lunch each guest will be issued a separate bill that will be paid directly to the restaurant. Please see the flier attached to this message for complete information.


Please remember that the registration for the NOTA Holiday Banquet closes on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. So, if you have not reserved your seat yet, but would like to do so, please send an email to Vitaliy at vvp13ster@gmail.com and indicate the total number of guests in your group (including yourself) that will attend the NOTA Holiday Banquet.


If you have any questions or need additional information concerning this event, please feel free to contact Vitaliy Plinto, NOTA Program & Event Chair, at vvp13ster@gmail.com or (215) 773-8792. Thank you for your attention and we look forward to seeing many of you at the NOTA Holiday Banquet on Saturday, January 28th!


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Greetings. Forgive this address to only Spanish speakers.

Click on the link below to listen to live proceedings on money laundering in Spain. This helps for interpreting the highly formalized language of the court:




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The topic for this month’s contest is “Language and Perception”. The question for this month’s contest is: “Can you recall any translation project or interpreting assignment that changed your perception of life and the outside world? How did it change your perception? What did you feel about your life and your environment after completing that project/assignment?”

To participate in this contest, please submit your entries by Wednesday, February 8, 10:00 p.m. Good luck!

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NOTA Blog Contest

NOTA is excited to announce the launch of the NOTA Blog Contest. I would like to briefly share with you some information on what this contest is about and how it will work.

In the beginning of every second month NOTA will post a question that relates to a specific topic or theme. The topics in this contest will usually involve some field of work in the language services industry (e.g. translation, interpreting, editing, etc.) and some sphere of life (e.g. personality/inner self, emotional state, career aspirations, cuisine/appetite, leisure & entertainment, etc.) and will be different each time the contest is held. You will be able to answer the contest question by replying to the post and submitting an entry with your response to the given question. You will be given 30 calendar days to think about your response and answer the question from the time the question is posted on the NOTA Blog. After 30 days all of your responses will be collected and evaluated by NOTA Executive Committee and other NOTA members. The time it would take to evaluate the responses will directly depend on the total number of submitted entries, but will usually fall in the range of 2-4 weeks from the entry submission deadline.

Your entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria: ability of the response to relate to the contest topic, ability of the response to relate to the contest question, the use of evidence and interesting examples, sufficiency of information in the response, adherence to confidentiality standards in the language industry and thoughtfulness of the response. The NOTA Executive Committee and members will then use the results of the evaluation to vote for the best entry. The winner of the contest will be awarded a prize.

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