Benefits of ATA Membership

Dear DVTA Member,

The ATA Membership Committee asked us to forward the following message to our membership:

As a member of the DVTA, we would like to invite you to join the American Translators Association. The benefits of membership are numerous; moreover, in joining ATA, you can help the DVTA in continuing to provide you with the services you currently enjoy.

Check out this video, Being an ATA Member, featuring our very own Jamie Hartz!

For ATA Members, membership is truly a worthwhile investment. Currently, the ATA Directory of Translators and Interpreters ranks #1 among online translator and interpreter directories on Google. 73% ATA members listed have reported receiving work through their entry on the ATA directory. From The ATA Chronicle, to the listservs and conferences, ATA membership is one of the better ways to stay up-to-date on the state of the profession.

For more information about membership, visit atanet.org

To become a member today, please complete the application for new members.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

DVTA Board of Directors

DVTA Membership Rate Increase on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dear DVTA Members,

Just a friendly reminder that membership dues are set to increase this Saturday, April 1, 2017.

The DVTA’s Board of Directors recently conducted a review of our membership rates and compared them to other chapters and similar organizations. As a reminder, our membership dues go towards providing free events for our members, maintaining our website, which includes the member directory and forum, and helping to finance other events, such as the Winter Luncheon, the Summit, and other training and networking events throughout the year.

The Board found that the DVTA has not raised membership rates since 1991, and while our rates are very affordable, they have fallen behind current industry practices, which could impact the future success of the organization.

In order to continuously improve our services, maintain the high level of professionalism and high quality of programs our members have come to expect, and adjust a major source of the organization’s income to be aligned with current industry standards yet still balance affordability, the DVTA Board plans to raise membership rates as follows:

  • Student memberships will remain at $10 per year. (Industry average = $24)
  • Associate memberships will increase by $15, from $20 to $35 per year. (Industry average = $47)
  • Active memberships will increase by $15, from $30 to $45 per year. (Industry average = $45)
  • Corporate memberships will increase by $50, from $50 to $100 per year. (Industry average = $86)

These membership rate increases will take effect on April 1, 2017. Members who renew their membership prior to that date will renew at the current rates. Membership expiration dates will remain the same.

Please feel free to contact any Board Member with any questions or concerns.

We value each and every one of our members, and thank you for your continued support of the DVTA.

DVTA Board of Directors

2017 East Coast Interpreters and Translators Summit

DVTA is proud to announce the return of the East Coast Interpreters and Translators Summit on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The second annual event will feature a one-day slate of sessions on topics ranging from words recently added to the Real Academia Española’s official Spanish dictionary to situations in which linguists may incur secondary trauma and how to handle them. Our Board is pleased to have lined up a number of key speakers, including local language industry professionals Jiri Stejskal, CETRA’s CEO and former ATA president, and Deborah Saldaña, NICHC interpreter trainer, as well as Deborah Wexler, a translator and subtitling specialist who resides in California.

DVTA and/or ATA members may register for the event at a special early bird rate until March 26, after which the regular rate will apply until April 20. The Summit has received approval for 6 ATA CEU credits, with other continuing education points pending approval. We are also looking forward to hosting an ATA certification exam sitting on the following day, May 7.

La Salle University has graciously agreed to host this year’s event again, and we are all looking forward to a great time of education and networking while we enjoy the company of our fellow language professionals.

To register and find more information, please visit www.regonline.com/2017dvtaeastcoastsummit