“What I did this summer…”

We’ve all had to do it at some point in our lives: write that back-to-school essay, telling what we did over the summer. So here’s a little look at MITA’s summer of 2016. We held a technology workshop. Carol Shaw gave a short session on using the Internet for term and other searches.  Biljana (Billie) Karamehmedovic then addressed the use of technology to increase market value, discussing multiple platforms and resources available to T&I professionals.  We learned, we ate, we enjoyed, and in good summer tradition, we snapped a few pictures (below). Just in time for the Summer Olympics in Learn more

Talking to Tereza: MITA in the news

Pop quiz: What do the Summer Olympics and Tereza Braga have in common? A)  Brazil B)  Multilingual C)  In the news D)  All of the above. If you picked D, you’re right! Hours before the Summer Games opened in Rio, MITA’s own Tereza Braga was interviewed in Dallas, Texas. Tereza was invited to visit with David Tyson, Jr. for his podcast “Diversity in Selling”, which is carried by Blog Talk Radio.  To listen to Tereza discuss translation and interpretation in the business world, click here.     Learn more

Taking the Leap!

Some time ago, in the process of finding ways to expand my professional skills, I stumbled upon translation. It has been over a year now, and I am still not tired of exploring the topic! It is this thirst for learning what brought me to MITA. I registered as a member and planned to be present during their first event this year: Leap into 2016! MITA Party. The event, held at Andalous Grill in Las Colinas, exceeded my expectations. There was great food and conversation. I listened attentively as some MITA members shared about their experience working as professional interpreters Learn more

A Drawing in Time

A Drawing in Time Comics. Caricatures. Stories told through pictures were left by prehistoric man on cave walls, engraved in Egyptian hieroglyphics and can be found in just about any 21st-century bookstore.  Over the centuries, cartoons have become a medium for entertainment, political satire and even a genre of literature. As with all literature, comics and caricatures give us insight into a culture’s values and fears. They pull the norm slightly out of focus to create humor or provoke thought. Cartoons even help us track the changes of a culture over time. Just witness the changes over the years in Learn more