Whether you’re confident, confused, or simply clueless about the GDPR, the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) will save the day by providing straightforward and relevant resources to help all Language Service Providers meet the GDPR obligations.

The importance of measuring standards in the translation industry to increase professionalism and drive quality in the sector was the message of ATC Council Members Isabella Moore and Raisa McNab when they spoke at a major international translation conference.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:14

ATC members support language studies

Several ATC members are playing a welcome part in supporting language studies at their local universities in the face of declining numbers of school leavers embarking on modern language degrees.

There are fears that the dwindling number of young people studying modern languages at university could reduce the number of qualified translators in the country at a time when Brexit means effective global communication is vital for the future of the UK economy.

ATC council member and Lead on Standards, Raisa McNab, attended the Parliamentary launch of the new British Council report, Languages for the Future , which revealed that a dwindling number of young people are studying modern languages at school or university.

It’s less than four months until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force and we know lots of language service providers are wondering exactly how to implement GDPR within our data-heavy environment.

To help them out, we’ve organised a three-part webinar series targeted at the needs of the translation sector and tackling the questions our members have raised about GDPR, which replaces existing privacy laws on 25th May.



We’re delighted to have signed a Partnership Agreement with Elia, the European Language Industry Association, which will mean ATC member discounts for Elia’s events.

Elia, a trade association for the language services industry with a European business focus, shares many of the ATC’s aims and we’re looking forward to working more closely together.

Monday, 29 January 2018 09:27

Talking the language of TV celebrities

When we settle down to watch television, we might never think of what goes on behind the camera lens. It’s the reason why you’re probably not aware there’s an exciting and growing demand for language service providers to provide a range of services for media production companies.

According our latest annual market survey , the global expansion of Netflix into 130 countries in 2016 could have seen Netflix’s volume of translations increase by 300%.

The Federation of Small Businesses’s latest economic survey makes interesting – if gloomy – reading as a record number of UK SMEs say they are planning to close down or sell up because of weakening demand since the Brexit vote.

The UK’s language services industry grew by 7% in 2016 and will have grossed more than £1.15bn in 2017, according to our annual Language Services Market report.

We appointed an independent researcher to analyse the work of the UK’s 1,200 language service providers (LSPs), who found the industry grew faster than the anticipated 4.2% in 2016 to an average 7%, with the 20 largest companies increasing turnover by 10%.

The Government needs to take action now to ensure there are enough home-grown translators in a post-Brexit Britain where effective global communication will be vital for the economy’s future, according to the Association of Translation Companies (ATC).

A new service being run by the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) will provide language service providers with expert auditing and certification for ISO certificates covering the translation industry.

Talented people working in the fast-growing language services sector have been honoured at the Association of Translation Companies’ (ATC) 2017 Language Industry Summit Awards.

The Association of Translation Companies (ATC) and Aston Business School have appointed a research student to work on a unique project designed to influence the future prosperity of the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Hampshire-based Association of Translation Companies member, Sandberg Translation Partners (STP), has been recognised for the vital support it has provided to global, not-for-profit organisation, Translators without Borders (TWB), receiving its 2017 TWB Donor Award.

TWB aims to close the language gaps that hinder critical humanitarian and international development efforts worldwide.

Bristol-based Association of Translation Companies member, RP Translate, has been recognised for the vital support it has provided to global, not-for-profit organisation, Translators without Borders (TWB).

 

TWB aims to close the language gaps that hinder critical humanitarian and international development efforts worldwide. 

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