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The Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters (MATI), a chapter of the American Translators Association (ATA), is a professional association founded by and for translators and interpreters in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin with the following objectives:

  • To promote the recognition and advancement of translation and interpretation as professions.
  • To promote high standards of professional ethics and business practices for professionals in the translation and interpretation fields.
  • To advocate for the rights and interests of professional translators and interpreters.
  • To encourage and support the formation of local groups of translators and interpreters within its geographic area to fulfill similar objectives.
  • To support certification, education, training and professional development opportunities for translators and interpreters.
  • To provide information to professionals in the translation and interpretation fields to improve their business abilities and assist newcomers to the profession in establishing themselves in the marketplace.
  • To cooperate actively with the American Translators Association and other groups who represent these professions.
  • To provide an open forum in which translators and interpreters and those in allied fields can network and discuss common objectives and issues of mutual interest.
  • To seek to educate the public and influence public policy as it applies to the professions of translation and interpretation.


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Midwest Association of Translators & Interpreters
8 W. Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101

American Translators Association
211 N. Union Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314

phone: 703.683.6100
fax: 703.683.6122
(Office hours 9a–5p ET)

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