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DVTA Annual Meeting

Dear members,

You are cordially invited to DVTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting. We will address the events and topics of this past year and announce what is in store for DVTA in 2018. All are invited to attend! The annual meeting will take place on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6:30-9:00pm at a new location, the Greater Plymouth Community Center (see address below). We look forward to seeing you there.

DVTA 2017 Annual Meeting
Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Rd
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
6:30-9:00pm
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served

An RSVP is not required but is requested so we know how many attendees to expect. Thank you in advance! Please click here to RSVP for this free event.

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On , Jamie Hartz posted:

Wordfast Roadshow – one day left for discounted rate

This is a friendly reminder that there is one day remaining to sign up for the Wordfast Roadshow in Philadelphia (10/17/17) at the early bird rate. You can click below to receive the early bird discount (and DVTA member discount):

DVTA registration

There are only a handful of seats still open; hope to see you there!

Best,

Jamie Hartz

DVTA Secretary

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On , Jamie Hartz posted:

Wordfast Roadshow reminder

Hi all,

Just a reminder that there are a few spots (and a few days) left to sign up at a discounted rate for the October 17th Wordfast event. See some info below and click on the special link for DVTA members below in order to sign up:

Wordfast, a leading CAT tool provider, has organized a roadshow and presenter John Di Rico will be making a stop in Philadelphia on October 17, 2017. This three-hour event will run from 6:00 to 9:00pm and will feature demonstrations, training, and Q&A on the company’s latest version of the tool, Wordfast Pro 5. The pricing for this event is very reasonable and DVTA members are entitled to a special discount of $10.

DVTA member registration link

Best,

Jamie Hartz

DVTA Secretary

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On , Jamie Hartz posted:

Full-time translation opportunity in D.C.

Hi all,

I recently received an email about a full-time translation job opportunity for several different languages to English in Washington, D.C.; I am a freelancer and not looking for this type of position, but I told them I would pass along the info in case any DVTA members were interested. See the description they sent me below:

We are a Federal Government Prime Contractor supporting Government efforts, as a Language Translations Corporation. We just started new long term contract with the department of justice, which will last up to 6 years. Currently we are hiring full time qualified linguistic employees to work at our premises in Washington, DC area. Please respond to career@tldinc.org if you are interested to know more details and/or proceed with a recruiting process. (www.tldinc.org; Phone: 1-800-414-6140)

Feel free to reach out to TLD directly if you are interested. The representative I spoke with said they are looking for linguists with the following language pairs who are willing to work full-time from the D.C. office: Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Russian, Somali > English.

Best,

Jamie Hartz

jamie@tildelanguage.com

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On , Yongmei Li posted:

Description of Open Board Positions

Dear DVTA members,

Here is the description of the two open positions:

DVTA Treasurer

  • The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection, banking, and disbursement of DVTA funds and for keeping complete and detailed records thereof and shall present regular financial reports at each Board meeting.
  • The Treasurer shall act as President in the absence of the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary.

 DVTA Director: Membership Administration

  • Maintain Membership database and provide the board of directors with periodic updates as needed.
  • Solicit and compile member feedback on a regular basis to review with the Board of Directors. Suggest and implement changes and improvements on behalf of and for the benefit of members.
  • Assist with moderating Listserv postings and monitoring Member Forum discussions
  • Work with Programming Committee to update and verify accuracy of Events’ Calendar. Send reminder notices to members before events.

 

Best,

Election Committee

Rita Weil

Yongmei Li

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On , Yongmei Li posted:

Open Board Positions

Dear DVTA Members,
 
Your DVTA board has two openings for  board member positions.   The open positions are: Treasury and DVTA Director for Membership Administration.  Description of the positions will be sent out in a separate email.
 
If you are interested in running for either of these positions, please submit a brief description of your interest and qualifications/experience for the position. It is not necessary to include a resume, only a 3-4 sentence paragraph regarding interest and capability/ experience is sufficient.   Email it to Rita Weil (ritaweil@yahoo.com) or Yongmei Li (lisanhu@yahoo.com).
 
October 2 is the deadline for all submissions.  Voting period will be from October 2 to October 12, with Election Results to be posted on October 15.
 
Best Regards,
 
The Election Committee
Rita Weil and Yongmei Li
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On , Jamie Hartz posted:

Wordfast Roadshow in Philadelphia 10/17/17

Dear members,

We are writing to announce an exciting event coming up next month. We have heard from many of you that members want to learn more about translation tools and new technology — and here we have an opportunity for just that!

Wordfast, a leading CAT tool provider, has organized a roadshow and presenter John Di Rico will be making a stop in Philadelphia on October 17, 2017. This three-hour event will run from 6:00 to 9:00pm and will feature demonstrations, training, and Q&A on the company’s latest version of the tool, Wordfast Pro 5. The pricing for this event is very reasonable and DVTA members are entitled to a special discount of $10. This is a great event for those of you who are interested in keeping tabs on new technology and learning at a hands-on workshop but cannot make it to the ATA conference.

 

Now until October 10

October 10 to 17

DVTA members

$10

$15

Non-members

$20

$25

The schedule for the evening will be as follows:
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Welcome
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Demo and training for new users
7:30 – 8:15 pm: Workshop and Q&A for current users
8:15 – 9:00 pm: Networking and refreshments

Participants can purchase the Wordfast software at a 25% discount during the event. The workshop has also been approved for two (2) ATA continuing education points. Attendance is limited to 35 participants, so be sure to sign up soon if you’d like to attend.

If you have received this email, then you are a current DVTA member and can sign up by clicking this special link for DVTA members. Corporate members may enjoy this discount for a maximum of two employees.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at info@dvta.org or reach out to John directly via the Eventbrite links.

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On , Jamie Hartz posted:

ATA Conference registration

Hi all,

Just want to send a reminder that anyone interested in registering for the American Translators Association Conference in Washington, D.C. may want to do so before this Friday’s early registration deadline (discounted pricing ends Sept. 15). The conference site has more information and registration options: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2017/

Hope to see you in D.C.!

Best,

Jamie Hartz

DVTA Secretary

 
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On , Dorothy posted:

Spam Targeting DVTA Members

Good afternoon, everyone, and Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Several members have contacted me about a recent scam targeting DVTA members. Here is the email that members have received: 

******
Subject: Re: DVTA.. English Into Spanish Translation.

I have a document to be translated from English Into Spanish. The document contains about 23,000 words, please confirm your availability for such job.
Once i hear from you i would send you a copy for review.
James Holden.
********
 
As with any translation request that appears in your inbox, due diligence in researching the source as well as noting grammar and spelling mistakes in the text of the email are surefire ways to confirm that these types of emails are spam and should simply be ignored. Unfortunately, there is really no way we can prevent these types of fake requests from targeting our directory; in this online world, emails are public and amazingly, there are still people out there that seem to have too much time on their hands. 🙂
 
So, if you are a recipient of this request, simply delete it and enjoy your weekend! 🙂
 
All my best, 
Dorothy Evans
DVTA Membership Chairperson
 
 
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On , Jamie Hartz posted:

School Outreach Opportunity at East Stroudsburg University

Dear members,

We were recently contacted by Jeff Ruth, a Professor of Spanish at East Stroudsburg University and chair of the Department of Modern Languages. He will be teaching a new course in Spanish Translation this fall and has asked if any professional translators or interpreters might be willing to come speak in his class, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:45am. We are quite encouraged that he has reached out to us and that he recognizes the significance of our profession and the value of having someone from the industry come and speak to his students.

This opportunity would be unpaid but would qualify as school outreach for the ATA School Outreach Program, which provides valuable resources and ideas for making presentations of this kind. The ATA program also collects submissions from anyone who has done school outreach during the year and selects a winner to receive one free registration to the following year’s ATA conference (2018 will be in New Orleans!). You can see more guidelines at the ATA webpage above. This would be a great opportunity for individuals living near ESU or perhaps alumni of the university, and if you are interested you can reach out to Jeff directly at jruth@po-box.esu.edu

Best,

Jamie Hartz

DVTA Secretary

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On , Jamie Hartz posted:

Sign up for Appleford picnic by Wednesday

Hi all,
 
Don’t forget that last day to RSVP for the September 7 DVTA Appleford Picnic is this Wednesday, August 30th. There are still a few spots open and this event is FREE to current DVTA members ($15 fee for non-members or guests). We will also have the opportunity to enjoy the musical talents of Javi Aguilar once again – always a treat! Click the link below to sign up:
 
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
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On , Jamie Hartz posted:

Reminder: Sign up for the DVTA Picnic at Appleford

Hello members,

Just a friendly reminder to sign up for the DVTA Picnic at Appleford Estate, which will take place on September 7 from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Registration will close on August 30th. See below for just one of the many reasons you should come to this event… the delicious menu!

Buffet-style meal:
Cilantro Pesto Grilled Shrimp Kebabs
Hamburger Sliders (smoked gouda, brie butter, tomatoes on brioche roll with pickles on the side)
Tabouli Salad (cracked wheat, tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh herbs)
Roast Vegetable, Feta Pasta Salad

Dessert:
Mini Cannoli
Mini Strawberry Tarts with Butter Crust (and vanilla whipped cream)

Remember to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dvta-summer-picnic-at-appleford-tickets-36928597429 by August 30th.

We look forward to seeing you there!

DVTA

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