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Annual Accent on Languages Holiday Party at La Pena Cultural Center

Hi everyone,

On Dec 4th we had our Annual Accent on Languages Holiday Party at La Pena Cultural Center with our fellow translators, interpreters, partners and friends. We were glad to meet you all and I hope you enjoyed the party. If you could not come this time, we hope that we will have the honor to see you next time. Here are some pictures of the party.

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!P1000480 P1000481 P1000483 P1000485 P1000487

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Article from emsi by Rob Sentz

INDUSTRY REPORT: Translation and Interpretation Services

This is part of a series reviewing industries that have experienced greater than 40% employment growth since 2007. Click here to see the summary. Data and analysis comes from Analyst and EMSI’s latest data release (2011.4). Contact Rob Sentz ( with questions. You can also follow EMSI @DesktopEcon.

Since 2007, a time when most of the economy was taking a severe beating, translation and interpretation services have grown by about 50%. According to NAICS, this industry (541930) “comprises establishments primarily engaged in translating written material and interpreting speech from one language to another and establishments primarily engaged in providing sign language services.”

Read the full article here:

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Arabic Classes held by Arab Cultural & Community Center will be held  at Accent on Languages. Find the information below:
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-8:00PM
Accent on Languages
1840 Alcatraz Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94703
$375 for 25 sessions, or $255 for 15 (15% OFF Students and ACCC Members)
To register, please contact:
Manar A. Harb (teacher)
Mobile: 510-502-7706
Accepted forms of payment: Cash or Checks*

Checks are payable to: Manar A. Harb, Arabic Teacher

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November Social Events by the NCTA!


Roseville NCTA Coffee Hour

Join us for the monthly coffee hour for the greater-Sacramento area tomorrow, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 10:30 a.m in Roseville. Please RSVP to Carolyn Yohn at  Click here for more information.

Wordfast Pro Workshop

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, a Wordfast Pro Workshop will be offered for intermediate users who want to learn more advanced features of the tool. The workshop will address how to configure Wordfast to leverage machine translation, how to translate Excel and PowerPoint files, using advanced Transcheck features, and several TM management issues. Registration closes November 13. Click here for more information.

NCTA Happy Hour in San Francisco

Join fellow translators and interpretors for an informal gathering on Wednesday, November 19, 2014,  at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Isabelle Pouliot at Click here for more information.

NCTA Happy Hour in Mountain View

Join NCTA members and friends from the South Bay for happy hour on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 4:30 p.m in Mountain View. Please RSVP to Thomas Shou at Click here for more details.

NCTA Potluck in San Rafael

Join North Bay members of NCTA for a potluck on Friday, November 21, 2014, at 6:00 p.m in San Rafael. Please RSVP to Jacki Noh at by Tuesday, November 18. Click here for more information.

December NCTA GM - Save the Date!

NCTA’s next General Meeting will be held on Saturday, December 6.  General meetings provide an excellent opportunity not just to network and learn something new about the industry, but also to contribute to the governance of the association.  There is an orientation for new members and refreshments will be provided.

The speakers at this winter’s General Meeting, Frederik L. Schodt and Beth Cary, will give a presentation On Translating Animation Director Hayao Miyazaki, a Japanese director known primarily for his lyrical feature animation films.

Click here for further details.

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Check put the upcoming Wordfast Pro – Intermediate Training


Wordfast Pro – Intermediate Training The NCTA and Wordfast will be organizing a half-day Wordfast Pro training for intermediate users on November 15, 2014. If you are interested in attending this training, you have a unique opportunity to help shape its content!

There are several training modules that could be covered, so the trainer would like to know which ones are best aligned with the needs of participants. If you plan to or are even thinking about attending, please take a minute to fill out the survey at the link below:

More details about this workshop will be released on NCTA’s website after survey responses have been reviewed and registration has been opened.

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