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 Rio de Janeiro, Tereza Braga was interviewed for online radio. She did a great job of explaining the role of translation and interpreting in international business. The interview is still available if anyone would like to listen to it again: (Interview)
We drafted… uh, welcomed new members to our leadership council. Josue Carmona has graciously agreed to step in as President. Other new voices on the steering committee are Mayte Millares and Manuel Murillo. Thanks to Holly Behl for her work as President the last couple of years!
And finally, we now have a Facebook page. Jacqui Dominguez is doing an amazing job as the administrator (thanks, Jacqui!) Visit our page at (MITA), like it, and join the conversation!
And now for a quick look ahead. Saturday, October 1, we will be hosting another workshop, this time on CAT tools, with Steve Marzuola and Maria Elizalde-Honoman. The American Translators Association annual conference is coming up in November, and there are new workshops on the horizon.
Fall is looking good!
-Carol Shaw, MITA Editor
MITA, the Metroplex Interpreters and Translators Association, serves the Dallas-Forth Worth and greater North Texas area.