NCTA events chair Fernanda Brandao-Galea, presenter Lorena Ortiz Schneider, NCTA president Michael Schubert, presenter Shamus Sayed
Business

AB5: Do you know your ABCs?

At February’s NCTA General Meeting, two representatives of the language industry discussed the ramifications of AB5 for the industry and suggested what independent language professionals can do to help. For more information, read the summary article that just appeared on…

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Business

Questions about AB5?

What is AB5? California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 18, 2019. The bill codifies the so-called Dynamex decision on the distinction between independent contractors and employees. The bill does not contain…

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Perspective

Monterey Forum 2019

By Fernanda Brandão-Galea and Erin Teske This year’s Monterey Forum focused on the changing landscape of the language services industry. The authors discuss the overarching themes, giving examples from a variety of presentations and keynote speeches. Many of the presenters…

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Bekker reminds her audience that even healthy individuals need to guard against infection.
Interpretation

Nature is Trying to Kill Us

By Rachel Critelli Margarita Bekker explained how healthcare interpreters can protect themselves and others from transmissible diseases on the job. The NCTA hosted Margarita Bekker for a lively presentation entitled “Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Interpreters” as part of…

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Translation

SAM at a Glance

By Anne-Charlotte Giovangrandi A veteran SAMiste shares her experiences at the 2018 Medical English Seminar in Lyon-—will you join her in 2020? Short for Séminaire d’anglais médical, SAM is organized every other year in Lyon, France, by the Société française…

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Letters
Business

Language Industry Visibility

By Gabrielle Dahms Jeannette Stewart shared her ideas for solving one of the language service industry’s biggest challenges—its invisibility. At our May 11 General Meeting, Jeannette Stewart shared her extensive experience in globalization management. The backbone of Stewart’s presentation was…

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