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One story / Two voices

One story / Two voices

In a departure from the normal blog format, I'd like to share a bilingual poem that came my way.  This is a view of the world that we all, in some shape or form, can relate to regardless of our language pair.    LUCKY Four years ago my husband swung at me; but I was lucky. Hace cuatro años mi marido me pegó; pero tuve suerte. Four years ago I called the police and told them what happened; I was lucky. Hace cuatro años llamé la policía y les conté lo que pasó; tuve suerte. Four years ago they searched Learn more
New Year… New Officers… New Plans!

New Year… New Officers… New Plans!

New Year… Long-time members, recent graduates, old friends back in town: we mixed and mingled, shared a meal and played games. Several lucky members even won prizes. The MITA social on February 16, 2019, was a definite success. Yovana Gonzales, Pauline LeNoir, Manuel Murillo, Juliana Ipock, Myrna Mdahuar and Josué Carmona all took part in reserving the venue, setting up catering, providing desert, purchasing gift cards and decor, and setting up the lovely space. Tereza Braga was back in DFW for a few days and we were delighted to have her join us. Mike Mahler shared information on his upcoming Learn more
Tips and Tools: Vetting Potential Clients

Tips and Tools: Vetting Potential Clients

It’s part of a professional translator or interpreter's life. An email drops into our inbox from someone we don’t know. The job looks attractive, but we hold back. Who are these people, anyway? Are they legitimate?  Scammers? Bad payers? Dream clients? Vetting a potential client is mainly a matter of combining common sense with a few online tools. So let’s take a look at a few ways to vet these potential opportunities. Who is the email to? Is the email sent only to you, or are there multiple addressees?  Multiple addressees may mean the requestor is shopping or has a Learn more
Spotlight on Karen Sharp

Spotlight on Karen Sharp

Karen Sharp has come full circle and she’s loving it. The longest-serving member of MITA’s leadership committee, Karen was born in Fort Worth, TX. Over the next twenty-plus years, she would go on to live in Limestone, Maine; Clark Field, Philippines; Little Rock, Arkansas; Montgomery, Alabama; Washington, D.C.; Waco, Texas; Farmington, New Mexico; and Mesa, Arizona. So where does she live now? Back in Fort Worth, TX, in the same house where she was born. When Karen was 9 years old, she had a friend whose grandmother spoke Spanish. “I was totally intrigued,” she says, “When I was 11, I found Learn more