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ATINS held its 2018 AGM on May 31 at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax.
Sixteen members attended and enjoyed a small buffet of Chinese food.
The agenda included a short presentation on the new website and its features. Final adjustments are being made and soon the site functionalities should afford the association many benefits.
It was also the occasion to announce the names of the three new certified members who received their certificates this year.
We are very pleased to welcome Rima Assouad (English-French), Catharine Lailson (Spanish-English), and André Muise (French-English). Congratulations to these new Certified Members.
Halifax, NS – The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia announced the launch of its new website today, the culmination of a process spanning over ten months. The new website features a modernized look and a variety of new features and enhancements for the benefit of the public, the membership and the Board of Directors.
ATINS contracted Halifax-based web development firm 3 o'clock Communications for their website overhaul. The new site is simple, streamlined, user-friendly and cross-platform.
For the general public, the new website features a shorter and more intuitive directory navigation, and boosts the ATINS brand with a cutting-edge look-and-feel. “Most of our site visitors are looking for a translator in a particular language combination. We wanted to provide the shortest and most intuitive path to that information,” notes Patrick Yancey, ATINS past President.
Members will enjoy added value in the form of a member portal for account and profile management, while ATINS board members will benefit from enhanced automation. “Members can log into the new site and renew their membership, apply for certification exams, manage and update their profiles, and much more,” adds Eva Osorio-Nieto, website project manager and past Vice President of Professional Affairs.
“We owe a special thanks to Eva Osorio, Catharine Lailson and Sylvain Filion for all of their hard work mapping out processes, gathering forms and documents, preparing content and meeting with the designers,” offers Bassima Jurdak-O’Brien, ATINS President. “ATINS now has a website that will serve us well for many years to come.”
The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia (ATINS) is a member of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC), which is a member of the International Federation of Translators (FIT). ATINS 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, and speaks on their behalf in local, provincial and national fora.
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