Translation, Tradition and 2017

Happy Boxing Day! On this second day of Christmas, tradition invites us to share our excess abundance with those less fortunate. As we emerge from our tryptophan-induced stupor, I think it’s a good one to honor. Aside from the Western Christian calendar, there are other celebrations held during this time of year, some religious and some secular. To name just a few: Hanukkah (Festival of Lights - Jewish) Kwanzaa (African American) Day of Enlightenment (Buddhist) Lunar New Year (China, Vietnam, Korea, Mongolia, Tibet, Japan – changeable date) Orthodox Christmas (January 7) Each of these festivals comes complete with its own Learn more

“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