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Happy 2016!!!

2016 in review

As 2015 comes to a close, ATISDA would like to send a heartfelt thanks to  all of its members for their support throughout the year, especially those who contributed to the blog in one way or another: Jenae Spry, Yolanda Secos, Ursula Carver, Rafa Lombardino, Mylene Green, and Leo van Zanten.

A big thanks also goes to everyone who commented on the blog, including our most prolific commenter Andrew Tucker–who isn’t even an ATISDA member.

Together you have helped push the blog close to the milestone of 4,000 hits. For an interesting look at all the blog stats and highlights for this past year, check out our WordPress annual report.

We’ll see you all again in 2016!


Many Reasons to Attend the OMT Conference



Cuban-born translator José Aníbal Campos spoke of translation as “the art of the impossible” at the opening session of the OMT Conference.

The OMT Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, is so much more than a conference for Spanish- and English-speaking translators and interpreters. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL)the second largest in the world. If that weren’t enough, it’s also a chance to enjoy Mexican culture and cuisine and, while you’re at it, some tamarind margaritas.

This year’s conference, which took place Nov. 28-29, had something for everyone, whether you wanted to delve into the concepts and terminology of international law, refine your freelance translation business, master the latest rules on Spanish punctuation, or discover the benefitsand threatsof technology on the T&I profession.

As in years past, the OMT Conference and FIL attracted many ATA members from Mexico and the United States.  More than a dozen volunteered their time at the ATA table in the Rights Center to promote the translation industry and help bring together translators and book publishers. What better place to do that than a book fair?


ATA members Lois Feuerle (L) and Andrew Tucker (R) helped represent the ATA in the Rights Center at the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

Although the OMT Conference has ended, the book fair runs through Sunday, Dec. 6. This year’s guest of honor is the United Kingdom, which is helping draw in many English-speaking authors and visitors and underscoring the fact that Guadalajara’s book fair is truly an international event.


Heads were turning on the opening day of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, whose guest of honor is the United Kingdom.

If you’ve gotten this far and still haven’t found a reason to be a part of next year’s OMT Conference and/or FIL, then let me remind you of one thing: ¡margaritas de tamarindo!