Please join us for our next general meeting December 14, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at 2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.
Seth S. Hammock will give a presentation about interpreters who have a small business and want to expand. He will address how interpreters with limited experience face several unknowns which hinder starting and growing an interpreting practice, such as where to get relevant work, what a productive practice routine looks
like, and when to make the next move in order to expand skills and business.
As usual, refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to network before and after the meeting! Hope to see you there!
President: Rene Diaz
Secretary: Rose Tempfer
Director of Finance: Veronica Flores
Director of Membership: Waleska Ghini
Director of Communications: Jonathan Cole
Director of Professional Development: Monika Spindel
Congratulations to all!
What would the kids tweet from San Antonio?
No telling! But they would probably have a lot to say about SeaWorld or Six Flags, if they like amusement parks. If they went to the San Antonio Children’s Museum they might be tweeting about the history, population, and geography of the city. (That may be a bit of a stretch!) For details, see Family-Fun Entertainment in San Antonio .
In the evening, the River Walk is very family-friendly. You can all sit at a table on the banks of the river watching the world go by, or take a gentle barge trip along the river while people on the banks watch you go by. Either way, the sights and sounds are both stimulating and soothing to young and old. So the kids would probably tweet about their night on the River Walk in Old San Antonio. With the parents, but still…
For even more to see and do, watch the PBS Day Tripper episode about San Antonio or stop by the AATIA hospitality table at the conference.
See you there!
On Thursday, October 24th, FlamencoAustin presents flamenco giant Niño de Pura at the Long Center. A terrace party with Pilar Andújar’s live flamenco and Chef Maria Candil’s complimentary tapas precedes the fiery flamenco genius and his troupe in Dell Hall. They’re flying from Sevilla, Spain for just one concert in North America – this one! Come and experience Niño de Pura’s spectacular energy, brilliance and passion!
Visit AustinClassicalGuitar.org or call 512-474-LONG for tickets, and be sure to use your AATIA discount code: ANDALUCIA. Óle!
The American Translators Association (ATA) will offer a webinar on note-taking for interpreters on October 18, 2013, from 11 a.m. to noon, central time. The presenter, Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan is a working interpreter, a teacher of interpreting, and the author of Note-taking for Public Service Interpreters. Click to find out more and sign up.
If I sent a postcard from San Antonio, what would I say? I would mention the River Walk, of course (gotta talk the walk!), and I’d say I’d seen the Alamo. You can hardly miss it, and you wouldn’t want to. It is one of those places that transport you to a different time and lets you briefly exist on another plane. The look and feel of the surrounding streets amplify the sense of being unplugged from a routine.
In my postcard I would also mention the King William historic district, which sits on what was once farm land belonging to the Mission San Antonio de Valero, also known as the Alamo. In the 1860s the land was subdivided into lots and laid out on its current grid, just in time to accommodate an influx of German immigrants, and the area soon became known as “Sauerkraut Bend.” It developed into a fine neighborhood of splendid houses in the Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate styles. The main street was named in honor of King Wilhelm I, King of Prussia in the 1870s. The district went from boom to bust and then came into its own again in the 1950s. It is now a fashionable place to live just south of downtown. I would definitely mention San Antonio’s King William district in my postcard.
For information about the ATA Conference, click here.
For more “postcard moments” in San Antonio, click here.
Here’s an article that should be of use to both new and veteran translators.
Why would I go to San Antonio? As a translator, the ATA Conference is reason enough. But for most, the host city also factors into the final decision. So, why would I go to San Antonio? Let me count the ways.
As a translator I enjoy the feeling of being immersed in a different culture for a few days. On the streets of San Antonio I can picture myself in a large Mexican city, the light and the colors are that intense, the flow of people that vibrant. After a long day in sessions, a walk through those streets recharges tired batteries. Especially if it leads to dinner on the River Walk, which is one of the many reasons to go to San Antonio.
For restaurant ideas, see those in the downtown area on this list.