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Why Joining the ATA Will Help Your Career

03/03/2022 2:24 AM | Catherine Breckenridge (Administrator)

In the past two years, we have seen the importance of being connected to others. As your ATA Chapter Vice-President, I would like to share why being a member of a professional organization is worth your while.

Whether you are a translator or an interpreter, a membership in ATA has many benefits, from having access to a wide network of colleagues, job opportunities, and educational and financial resources.

ATA member benefits, include:

  • ATA online directory profile*
  • The ATA Chronicle
  • ATA certification exam option
  • Professional networking
  • Business discussion forums
  • ATA division membership
  • Mentoring and Masterminds Programs
  • Professional affiliation
  • Credit union financial services
  • Professional insurance services
  • Professional development, including free and discounted CPD opportunities
  • Discounts on tools and software 
  • And much more!

 *One of the most tangible benefits, the directory allows both purchasers of language services and colleagues to search for you by language, credentials, expertise, location, and more. Many ATA members report that their ATA directory profile results in new projects with new clients year after year.

 Learn more about the benefits you'll enjoy as an ATA member.

 Hear what ATA members like best about their ATA membership.

ATA is a huge source of information for me. I feel much better informed about the state of the industry, about technology, about standards, about educational opportunities, about the marketplace, and about ethics in the marketplace because of my ATA membership.” - Jennifer G.

 What's more, your ATA membership can financially benefit MATI. 

 One of the most attractive benefits of chapter status is ATA's dues rebate. When chapter members renew their ATA membership, they may instruct ATA to pay a 10% dues rebate to a chapter of their choice. In 2021, ATA provided over $28,000 in rebates to its chapters! 

 ATA helps you grow on a national level—and on a regional level—by supporting MATI’s programs and your professional development.

 Learn more about what ATA membership can do for you and join ATA today!


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