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Finding a Professional

Find a professional by using the search feature on the left side of this page. If you cannot find a certified translator or interpreter from Alberta for the language combination you require, you may also try the links to other provincial associations.

ATIA also provides a free phone referral service to help you find a qualified translator or interpreter. You may also contact us if you have questions about the translation/interpretation process or profession. Call 780-434-8384 in the Edmonton area or 1-888-434-2842 (outside Edmonton area) and leave a message, or send an e-mail.

Translation: Getting it Right

Hiring a Translator:  Clients wishing to hire a translator must consider a number of issues in order to find the right match for their project. Not all translators are alike, and not all possess the same skill set. It is good business practice to find the right person from the start. This makes sense for you and your business and saves time and costs. The American Translators Association (ATA) has published a very useful guide for translation buyers entitled “Getting It Right”. Click the title to download a copy: “Getting it Right”.

Why hire a certified member of ATIA?

Certified translators have passed a national certification process. In Alberta, this means that they have first passed ATIA’s associate-level admission exam and then successfully completed the certification exam, set by the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council - CTTIC, or submitted a large body of their work that warranted the approbation of an evaluation committee.

Specialized training, and experience are key to becoming a professional interpreter. Certification processes take both into account. Consequently, clients who want value for their money should look for:

  • court interpreters who are certified
  • conference interpreters affiliated with the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC)

Certified translators and interpreters are bound by ATIA’s Code of Ethics to deliver faithful translations and maintain client confidentiality at all times.