Poll: Are you a member of a local translators/interpreters association?
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Mar 31, 2018

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:45
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Not currently Mar 31, 2018

When I lived in Washington, D.C., I was active in both the American Translators Association, headquartered there, and the local ATA chapter. I have not joined the chapter here in San Diego.


Teresa Borges
Local time: 01:45
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Yes Mar 31, 2018



Anna Herbst  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:45
Member (2008)
English to Swedish
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Yes Mar 31, 2018

I am a member of AUSIT.


Robin Levey
Local time: 22:45
Spanish to English
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Please define "local" in the context of the question Mar 31, 2018

If pollsters on a translators'/interpreters' website can't get a grip on the proper meaning of words, what hope for our so-called "profession"?

If by "local" the pollster really means "local" (or even, in my circumstances, "regional"), my answer is "There are none where I live".

If by "local" the pollster means "national", my answer is "No". There is a "national" association here in Chile ( www.cotich.cl ), of which I am not a member. Its HQ is over 700 km from my workplace, so hardly "local". And, as Graucho Marx is reputed to have said (approximately): "If they’d have me as a member, I wouldn’t want to join - unless they promised to reimburse me 3 days' worth of viaticos to attend each of their meetings in Santiago."



Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:45
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Yes Apr 1, 2018


No prize or cigar for guessing what this stands for. icon_biggrin.gif


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:45
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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No Apr 2, 2018

And I don't ever intend to be.


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