For Newcomers

Student Resources

Translators and interpreters are in demand but being bilingual is not enough. ATA offers resources for those considering a career as a language professional.

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Starting Your Career

Translation and interpreting are exciting yet challenging careers. ATA has everything you need to get your career started right.

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The Savvy Newcomer

Find resources written by working translators and interpreters who have been where you are right now.

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For Professionals

Growing Your Career

By sharing the experience of successful translators and interpreters, ATA can help you find clients and stay competitive in today’s marketplace.

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Business Strategies

The school of hard knocks is no way to learn business management skills. ATA provides strategies and solutions for the business-side of translating and interpreting.

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Client Outreach Kit

Interested in reaching more direct clients? ATA’s Client Outreach Kit gives you the tools to connect with potential clients and position yourself as a "go-to" resource for language services.

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Attention Teachers: ATA provides School Outreach for students of all ages!

Your students are thinking about their futures. Give them the opportunity to hear about this exciting career from a local professional.

For Educators and Trainers

To promote the development of translator and interpreter programs, ATA provides educators and trainers with knowledge, support, and collaboration.

Tools and Technology

The work of language professionals increasingly intersects with a vast array of tools and technologies. ATA provides resources to keep current with developing technology.


ATA offers publications to help members stay informed and to help clients find the language services they need.

ATA Certification

ATA certification is one of the industry's most respected credentials for translators and is the only widely recognized measure of competence for translation in the U.S.

ATA-certified translators earn a distinction that can open doors to career advancement and higher compensation. See what it takes to earn this credential.

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