Reflections on the 2016 OSTI Annual Conference

-by Jazmin Manjarrez On a beautiful sunny weekend in Bend, Oregon, a group of translators and interpreters came together to celebrate the Third Annual Conference of the Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters. Friends and colleagues gathered to… Read More

“Death by a Thousand Cuts”

By Juan Lizama It is not the complex syntax, long sentences or technical passages that dash the hopes of most candidates seeking to pass the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam. According to ATA exam graders Holly Mikkelson… Read More

Federal regulations for translation and interpreting in medical settings

Below please find the new federal regulations for interpreting and translation services in health programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Through agencies such as the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Substance… Read More

How can I become a licensed translator or interpreter in Oregon?

Recently, one of our readers asked this question and we thought others might benefit from this answer. In Oregon, the steps to obtaining health care interpreting certification are listed here while information on becoming a certified court interpreter is… Read More

ATA study program – week 1

By Sarah Symons Glegorio Translator | Spanish, Portuguese → English Introduction The first live online session of the OSTI ATA certificate study group kicked off with a round of introductions by all the attendees. In addition to the… Read More

ASTM: A framework for teamwork and quality in interpreting and translation

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Brown bag lunch. Free presentation. Space is limited. Click here to register Location: Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center Conference Room, 421 SW Oak St., Suite 775, Portland, OR 97204…. Read More

How Susanne passed the English to German ATA exam

Susanne Kraetschmer, an OSTI member, passed the ATA English to German certification exam that she took at the OSTI 2015 conference. We asked her how she prepared. You can find her profile in the OSTI member profiles! This… Read More

Translator and Interpreter Descriptions

In an effort to raise the public’s awareness of the role of translators, interpreters, transcriber-translators and terminologists, a group of leading professionals convened to draft an outreach document describing who we are, what we do, and how we… Read More