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Happy International Translation Day 2018!

Translators and interpreters know that an exciting day is coming up. International Translation Day is September 30, and ATISDA looks forward to celebrating this weekend. Our president, Yolanda Secos, writes:

On May 24th, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly recognized September 30th as International Translation Day (ITD) to be celebrated every year across the entire UN network (Resolution A/RES/71/288). September 30th is the feast of Saint Jerome, who is best known as the translator of the Bible into Latin and is considered the patron saint of translators.

The Association of Translators and Interpreters in the San Diego Area (ATISDA) will celebrate this occasion on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. Please find all the details here and visit to register for this event today!

We, translators and interpreters, have to deal with many difficult situations during our daily routine at hospitals, courts, schools, or wherever we are needed to perform our duties. We become the written and oral voice of many humans going through difficult circumstances, and all of it can take a toll on our minds and bodies. It is easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day craziness and forget about taking care of ourselves. During the International Translation Day Celebration 2018, our dear colleague Emily Tell will present “Moving Closer to Wellness.” She will break down the concept of wellness into a few key components, which include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Yoga – Asanas
  • Self-care
  • Essential oils
Emily Surf

Emily Tell will present “Moving Closer to Wellness.” (Photo courtesy of Emily Tell)

In addition, to encourage you to take better care of yourself, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet at The Broken Yolk Cafe in Carmel Mountain and will have the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes.


Celebrate with us at The Broken Yolk in Carmel Mountain! (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

This celebration is an opportunity to show pride in our profession by promoting it to others and educate the general public on the role and importance of translators and interpreters, but let’s also remind ourselves how important self-care is in order to continue thriving in the T&I fields.

We hope to see all of you on Saturday, September 29th, 2018!

Yolanda Secos
ATISDA President