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In the News - 2016

ATINS/Editors Canada Fall Workshop Series
Created: 7 August 2016

ATINS is teaming up with Editors Canada to host a Fall workshop series with Frances Peck of West Coast Editorial Associates!

Workshop 1:
Grammar Boot Camp

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Frances Peck

Want to flex your grammar (and punctuation and usage) muscles? This intensive seminar will put you through the paces. Focusing on high-level errors—the ones that make it past editors and proofreaders and into print—this session will help you identify and fix the most puzzling mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and usage. We'll look at errors from a range of publications, discuss up-to-date approaches to eliminating them, and run through a series of challenging editing exercises. Feel free to bring in any difficult examples you've encountered on the job.
Editor-writer Frances Peck (CPE Hon.) is a partner in the BC firm West Coast Editorial Associates. A long-time member and volunteer with Editors Canada, she teaches editing at Douglas College and the University of British Columbia, and gives workshops across Canada. She's a co-author of the HyperGrammar website and author of Peck's English Pointers.

Location:
Thistle Room, Dartmouth Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 1M2
Parking is free.

Cost:
Editors Canada members and student affiliates, WFNS members, and ATINS members: $150
Non-members: $200
*Coffee/tea breaks and lunch included

Workshop 2:
Clear and Concise Style

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Frances Peck

Clear, concise style is the backbone of strong writing. It’s also the product of lots of cold, hard revision.
This workshop presents a variety of stylistic techniques to help language do its job.
We’ll look at how to boost flow, eliminate sloppy shifts and inconsistencies, link ideas using parallelism and subordination, tighten sentences, and trim wordiness. Through discussion, examples, and exercises, we’ll examine surefire methods for polishing any type of document..
Editor-writer Frances Peck (CPE Hon.) is a partner in the BC firm West Coast Editorial Associates. A long-time member and volunteer with Editors Canada, she teaches editing at Douglas College and the University of British Columbia, and gives workshops across Canada. She's a co-author of the HyperGrammar website and author of Peck's English Pointers.

Location:
Thistle Room, Dartmouth Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 1M2
Parking is free.

Cost:
Editors Canada members and student affiliates, WFNS members: $150
Non-members: $200
ATINS members: free
*Coffee/tea breaks and lunch included

To register: Friday workshop: novascotia.twig at editors dot ca
Saturday workshop: info at atins dot org

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134754609881182/

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In the News - 2014

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Alianco Symposium on Oct. 24-25 in Moncton, NB
Created: 10 October 2014

Alianco (formerly NB Translation) will hold its second Symposium on Translation and Industry Development in Atlantic Canada in Moncton, NB on October 24 and 25, 2014.

For more info: http://alianco.ca/2014/10/alianco-symposium/

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In the News - 2013

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New Board of Directors for ATINS
Created: 9 July 2013

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia elects a new Board of Directors

July 7, 2013
 
Halifax, NS – The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia (ATINS) elected a new Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 25.

The Board of Directors for 2013-2014 is composed of Bassima Jurdak-O’Brien (President), Isabelle Pédot (Vice-President), Patrick Yancey (Vice-President Professional Affairs), Sibylle Bechtold (Chair, Admission and Certification Committee), Bernadette Regnier (Secretary/Treasurer), Linda Benoît and Erica Schmidt (Directors).

Micheline Roy, Executive Director, and Yvonne McLaughlin, President, NB Translation, guest speakers at the ATINS AGM, gave a presentation on the future vision of their organization. In September 2012, Translation NB adopted a reorientation strategy to meet the needs of the translation industry, extending its mandate to seek new business opportunities for its members in the four Atlantic provinces with the goal of creating employment in Atlantic Canada for translation professionals.  The new organization is called Alianco.  

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia is a member of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council, which is a member of the International Federation of Translators. ATINS is also a member of the Metropolitan Halifax Chamber of Commerce.

Mission

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia attests the competence of its certified members and informs the public of the availability of its members’ services. It provides its members with opportunities for mutual support and professional development. It speaks on their behalf.

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia confers the titles Certified Translator, Certified Terminologist and Certified Interpreter.

For more information on ATINS, please visit www.atins.org.

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In the News - 2012

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Annual General Meeting
Created: 3 May 2012

Convocation Notice & Agenda

AGM, Workshop, Lunch

2012

Avis de convocation & Agenda

AGA, Conférence, réception

2012

 

 

You are cordially invited to attend

the Annual General Meeting of ATINS

 

Saturday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m.

 at

 

Office of Acadian Affairs

1740 Granville Street 

Halifax NS 

 

Followed by

lunch at 12:00 p.m.

 

and a

 

Workshop by Frances Peck at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

We invite you to arrive a few minutes early and share in coffee, tea, juice and conversation with your fellow members. The meeting will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m..

 

Vous êtes cordialement invités à assister àl’Assemblée générale annuelle de l’ATINE 

 

Le samedi 26 mai à 10 h

 

au

 

Bureau des Affaires Acadiennes

1740 Granville Street 

Halifax NS

 

Suivie d’un

déjeuner à 12 h

 

et un

 

atelier par Frances Peck à 13 h 

 

 

Nous vous invitions à arriver un peu avant 10 h pour avoir le temps de prendre un café, un thé ou un jus en bavardant avec vos collègues. La réunion commencera à 10 h tapant.

 

   
   

AGM AGENDA

ORDRE DU JOUR de l'AGA

Introductions

  1. Adoption of Agenda
  2. Adoption of Minutes of 2011 AGM
  3. Business arising
  4. President’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Report of the Chair of the Admission and Certification Committee
  7. Action Plan 2012-2013
  8. Budget 2012-2013
  9. Presentation of motions
  10. Other
  11. Election
  12. Adjournment

Présentations

  1. Adoption de l’ordre du jour
  2. Adoption du  procès-verbal de l’AGA de 2011
  3. Suivis
  4. Rapport du président
  5. Rapport de la trésorière
  6. Rapport de la présidente du comité de l’adhésion et de l’agrément
  7. Plan d’action 2012-2013
  8. Budget 2012-2013
  9. Présentation des motions
  10. Autres points
  11. Élections
  12. Clôture
   
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Convocation Notice & Agenda

AGM, Workshop, Lunch

2012

Avis de convocation & Agenda

AGA, Conférence, réception

2012

 

 

You are cordially invited to attend

the Annual General Meeting of ATINS

 

Saturday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m.

 

at

 

Office of Acadian Affairs

1740 Granville Street 

Halifax  NS 

 

Followed by

lunch at 12:00 p.m.

 

and a

 

Workshop by Frances Peck at 1:00 p.m. 

 

 

We invite you to arrive a few minutes early and share in coffee, tea, juice and conversation with your fellow members. The meeting will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m..

 

Vous êtes cordialement invités à assister àl’Assemblée générale annuelle de l’ATINE 

 

 Le samedi 26 mai à 10 h

 

au

 

Bureau des Affaires Acadiennes

1740 Granville Street 

Halifax  NS

 

Suivie d’un

déjeuner à 12 h

 

et un

 

atelier par Frances Peck à 13 h 

 

 

Nous vous invitions à arriver un peu avant 10 h pour avoir le temps de prendre un café, un thé ou un jus en bavardant avec vos collègues. La réunion commencera à 10 h tapant.

 

 

 

AGM AGENDA

ORDRE DU JOUR de l'AGA

 

Introductions

  1. Adoption of Agenda
  2. Adoption of Minutes of 2011 AGM
  3. Business arising
  4. President’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Report of the Chair of the Admission and Certification Committee
  7. Action Plan 2012-2013
  8. Budget 2012-2013
  9. Presentation of motions
  10. Other
  11. Election
  12. Adjournment

 

Présentations

  1. Adoption de l’ordre du jour
  2. Adoption du  procès-verbal de l’AGA de 2011
  3. Suivis
  4. Rapport du président
  5. Rapport de la trésorière
  6. Rapport de la présidente du comité de l’adhésion et de l’agrément
  7. Plan d’action 2012-2013 
  8. Budget 2012-2013
  9. Présentation des motions
  10. Autres points
  11. Élections
  12. Clôture

 

 

 

 

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In the News - 2011

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The next CTTIC certification examination in translation will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012
Created: 28 September 2011
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Time and place to be announced at a later date.


Deadline for registration is December 1st, 2011. The examination fee is $200.00 (including taxes) payable once your application for writing the examination is approved.


Please note that the use of any type of electronic device during the examination is strictly prohibited. (Electronic devices include but are not limited to cell phones, pagers, Blackberries ®, iPods®, laptop computers and tablets).


Any such use will lead to the candidate's disqualification; the examination will not be marked and the fee will not be refunded.



Anyone wanting to write the certification exam should read the information available on ATINS Website regarding criteria and requirements. For additional information, please write to certification@atins.org
.

Download the application form here and send it to ATINS by email at the above address or by mail at:

ATINS
P.O. Box 372
Halifax, NS
B3J 2P8

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In the News - 2009

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ATINS elects a new Board of Directors
Created: 12 July 2009
Halifax, NS – The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia (ATINS) elected a new Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 30, 2009.

The Board of Directors 2009-2010 is composed of Bruce Knowlden (President), Melany Close (Vice-President), Claudine Bertin (Secretary), Isabelle Pédot (Treasurer), Karima Bushra, Véronique LeBreton, Bassima O'Brien, Martha Carrera Orellana and Rufino Perez de la Sierra (Directors).

Mission

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia attests the competence of its certified members and informs the public of the availability of its members’ services. It provides its members with opportunities for mutual support and professional development. It speaks on their behalf.

Vision

To be the provincially recognized professional association for translators, interpreters, and terminologists to which practicing professionals want to belong.

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia confers the titles Certified Translator, Certified Terminologist and Certified Interpreter.

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia is a member of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council, which is a member of the International Federation of Translators.

ATINS is also a member of the Metropolitan Halifax Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on ATINS, please visit www.atins.org.

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