Louisville, Ky – In Every Language, a language services provider, has teamed with the American Translators Association to offer Kentucky’s first translator certification exam on record. The exam will be held in Louisville August 21st in conjunction with TransForum, a translation industry event bringing together speakers and exhibitors from the US, England, Hungary, Spain, Brazil, and other countries.
“Because certification has not been readily accessible in this area, Kentucky has historically been a Wild Wild West of translation,” says In Every Language CEO Terena Bell. “By making the exam available in the Commonwealth for the first time, In Every Language and the ATA are enabling Kentucky business to better compete in the global market.”
This announcement comes on the coattails of Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sanchez’s visit to Louisville. Sanchez signed an agreement with Representative John Yarmuth and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer committing to growing Kentucky exports, which already total more than $22 billion a year. “Greater access to certification equips local translators for the global job market while arming Kentucky businesses with the communication tools they need to sell even more internationally,” adds Bell.
The exam will be administered by Mary Maloof, President of the Atlanta Association of Interpreters & Translators. All candidates for the exam must meet education and experience prerequisites determined by the American Translators Association. More information, including a link to registration, is available here.
About the American Translators Association
ATA is a professional association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters. Its 11,000 members in more than 90 countries include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies. For more information, visit www.atanet.org.
TransForurm is a one-time only event for translation company owners & senior executives, independent translators, and translation clients. To be held in Louisville on August 22nd, this international event breaks the barriers between the different segments of the translation industry in order to innovate new solutions in machine translation, interoperability, process transparency, and other areas. In Every Language is organizing the event in partnership with the American Translators Association (ATA), the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), and the European Language Industry Association (ELIA). Access online registration here.