State of the Translation Industry, are Freelance Interpreters & Translators Maximizing their Exposure?

By Atlas LS

I was fortunate to attend the Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters 7th Annual Conference this past weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  One of the speakers was Nicolas Hartmann, Ph.D., who also happens to be the acting President of the American Translator’s Association. Dr. Hartmann, presented on the current state of the translation industry from the vantage … Continued

“MEP” Whistleblower and the use of sub par Interpreters in Afghanistan

By Atlas LS

Amazing that in this day and age of global, cultural and linguistic awareness, that a company would be willing to send unqualified linguist into a battle zone, but that is exactly what is being alleged.  In an article released on  September 8, 2010 by ABC News, (http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/afghanistan-whistleblower-claims-us-interpreters-speak-afghan-languages/story?id=11578169) they document and detail the claims of a … Continued