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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 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, 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 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, Learn more
I really do know what some of you did this summer….

I really do know what some of you did this summer….

I know, because I was there for part of it. MITA was well represented this year at the annual TAJIT (Texas Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators) conference held in Austin this past July 27-29.  Turnout was high this year Learn more
What’s in a (Nick)Name?

What’s in a (Nick)Name?

By Carol Shaw, Editor It had been nearly 30 years since I last visited the tribe where I grew up. As my brother and I, with assorted grown children and in-laws, pulled into the dirt patch that served as a Learn more
2018: underway after a great kickoff!

2018: underway after a great kickoff!

Saturday, January 13 found MITA members gathered for lunch and networking as we kicked off 2018. Held at the Feragne Villa in Hurst, the afternoon included a “white elephant” gift exchange and door prizes. “It was a lot of fun,” Learn more
What’s got your back?

What’s got your back?

by Carol Shaw, MITA Reader editor   While skimming through some old Reader issues, I came across one from October of 2007 that brought a rush of memories.  Nearly ten years may have passed, but who could ever forget the Learn more
Two Fun Days at UTA:  ‘Good, Better, Best; Never Let it Rest’

Two Fun Days at UTA: ‘Good, Better, Best; Never Let it Rest’

Did you know that the University of Texas at Arlington has the only translation and interpreting program in North Texas? (UT- Dallas offers a degree, but in literary translation only) The UTA Department of Modern Languages recently hosted a two-day Learn more
Contextually speaking

Contextually speaking

“A text without context is a pretext” is a common saying in theological circles, and it has some echo in the world of language services as well. Some years ago, I attended a workshop offered by Mike Mahler, artist and Learn more