Archive for September, 2012

Putting Face-to-Face Networking to Work for Your Business

Presenter: Sara Freitas
Date: October 4
Time: 12:00 noon US Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 60 minutes

Are you looking for ways to expand your translation business?

A smart networking strategy can take you there! Attend this
60-minute ATA webinar to learn how to turn your connections
into word-of-mouth recommendations.

Attend this webinar to:

* Find out which networks are essential
* Get the most out of networking events
* Identify ways to organize networking activities
* Choose the best tools for keeping track of contacts

ATA Member $35 | Non-Member $50

Click to REGISTER:


Can’t attend? Simply register for the event and a link will be sent
to you for the on-demand version after the webinar has concluded.

Visit: http://www.atanet.org/webinars
Email: webinars@atanet.org
Call: +1-703-683-6100, ext 3001

Please forward this email to colleagues who might be
interested in attending this ATA webinar.


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This past Saturday, September 15th, NOTA hosted Translation Tools Conference, a 6-hour program that consisted of four educational sessions, two of which were live presentations and the other two, webinars. The sessions examined the following tools: MemoQ which was presented by Gabor Ugray of Kilgray, Fluency presented by Daniel Law of Western Standard Translation, Transit NXT presented by Alan Horvath of STAR Group America and SDL Trados presented by Sue Ellen Wright.

The conference turned out to be a huge success for everyone. The attendees and guests took advantage of the wonderful opportunity not only to learn about the operational functionalities of each software tool but also to mingle and network with each other. During the break the audience was treated to a hot tea, coffee and assortment of pastries from Baked in the Village.

Along with all this excitement NOTA does realize and understand that not everyone was able to make it to this grand event due to various other important committments. For those of you who was initially planning on attending the conference but was not able to, as it turned out later, here is a couple of useful resources that you might want to check out:

1) Recording of Daniel’s webinar on Fluency (not from this Saturday, but from another day) – please click on the following link:


2) Schedule of webinars on MemoQ from Kilgray’s website – please click on the following link:


Thank you once again for being a part of NOTA and we look forward to seeing you all at our next event!

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Presenters: Chris Durban, Corinne McKay
Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 12 Noon US Eastern Time
Duration: 60 minutes
CE Point(s): 1

So you’ve been translating for a few years and you’ve decided to make this the year you up your game — move into the direct-client market, reputed to be more satisfying than the agency scene, but requiring more marketing and client relations efforts to win and retain business.

Take time to plan your strategy! Join presenters Chris Durban and Corinne McKay to examine what it takes to be successful without the middleman.

Attendees will learn:

* Issues to consider before you begin working with direct clients
* How to find your first direct clients
* How to set priorities for a successful direct client relationship
* Advantages and disadvantages of different types of direct clients

ATA Member $35 | Non-Member $50

Previous ATA webinars have sold out in advance. Register now to avoid missing this event!

Click to REGISTER:

Can’t attend? Register now and a link to the recorded webinar
will be sent to you after the live event!

Visit: http://www.atanet.org/webinars
Email: kwana@atanet.org
Call: +1-703-683-6100, ext 3001

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NOTA hosted a translation tools conference and annual dinner last evening in Kent. The tools conference included two webinars and live presentations. Gabor L. Urgray of Kilgray demonstrated MemoQ over http://www.gotomeeting.com from Hungary. Dan of Western Standard focused on how Fluency improves the entire translation experience.

After students and participants schmoozed and sipped in the hallway, Alan Horvath of STAR Group America/Transit peppered his discussion with jokes and $100.00 offer to keep the crowd participating. Next Dr. Sue Ellen Wright walked the group through SDL Studio.

Yaneth Garcia won a copy of Translator’s Tool Box by Jost Zetsche. She can expect her copy in the mail soon.


No event would be complete without sumptuous dining. Over ghallaya, tabour and baba ghanoush the group chattered with a smidgen of Russian, Spanish and perhaps German thrown into the fray. The NOTA membership boasts 120 interpreters and translators and enjoys a sizable treasury. Thanks to all who made this possible.









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NOTA is still looking to fill the Secretary position. We are contacting to kindly ask you if you would be willing to step in to serve as a Secretary on the NOTA Executive Committee. Please note that while this is a volunteering position, the benefits of serving on NOTA Executive Committee are enormous. Not only you will be able to network with other language specialistsand share the knowledge about our industry, you will also be given a unique opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills and to serve the community of language professionals.

Please see the position description below:

Paragraph VII – Secretary: The Secretary shall give notice of and attend all NOTA business meetings and keep minutes thereof. In the absence or disability of the Secretary, the Executive Committee shall appoint a Secretary pro tem.

The Secretary position is a two-year commitment and will only require at most 12 hours over the year. The NOTA Board meets quarterly for approximately one hour, either in person or virtually (via Skype). NOTA requires a quorum to exist and currently does not meet that standard. You can locate our bylaws at the following link: http://www.notatranslators.org/byLaws.aspx.

If you would be interested in stepping in as as a Secretary, please contact John P. Shaklee, NOTA President, at jshaklee@att.net or (330) 327-2189. Please be so kind to send your inquiries by Friday, September 7, 2012. Thank you once again for your interest and dedication to NOTA!

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This is a reminder that NOTA will be hosting Translation Tools Conference and Annual Dinner on Saturday, September 15th.

The conference will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Satterfield Hall Room 311&313 at Kent State University and will feature two webinars and two live presentations on translation software tools and applications that are widely used among translators and other language specialists. The webinars and presentations will acquaint you with Trados, MemoQ, Fluency and Transit NXT and will examine their functionalities and applications. After attending this conference you will learn about benefits and challenges of using each of the above listed software tools and how to choose the most appropriate software tool for your needs.

The conference registration fee is $10/person for NOTA Members, $30/person for non-members and free of charge for IAL students. If you would like to RSVP for the conference but have not done so yet, please write a check for the amount applicable to your category and send it to: Vitaliy Plinto, 6811 Mayfield Road, #1079, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124. The registration deadline for the conference is Wednesday, September 12th, however, we strongly encourage you to RSVP far in advance due to limited space.

The Annual Dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Laziza, an authentic Mediterranean restaurant, located right in the downtown Kent area. The dinner will feature some delicious Mediterranean style appetizers and entrees among which will be traditional Hummus (a puree of chickpeas, fresh garlic, tahini sauce and lemon juice, garnished with parsley and a splash of extra virgin olive oil), House Salad (garden salad with romaine, tomato, red onions with house or ranch dressing), Beef Shish Kabob (beef tenderloin cubes, char-grilled with mushrooms, tomato and onion), Chicken Shawarma (thinly sliced breast of marinated chicken lightly seasoned and topped with grilled onions) and many more. After the entrees you will be able to enjoy the unforgettable taste of the classic Mediterranean Baklawa and Lady Fingers.

The cost of the dinner will be $30/person with taxes and gratuities being already included in the price. Each guest will be issued a separate bill which must be paid directly to the restaurant. To RSVP for NOTA Annual Dinner, please send an email to Vitaliy Plinto, NOTA Programs Chair, at vvp13ster@gmail.com and indicate how many guests (including yourself) will be attending the event. The Annual Dinner RSVP deadline is September 8, 2012.

If you have any questions about NOTA Translation Tools Conference or Annual Dinner, please direct your inquiries to Vitaliy Plinto, NOTA Programs Chair, at vvp13ster@gmail.com or (216) 773-8792. Thank you once again for your interest and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, September 15th at Kent.

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