About Slavfile

SlavFile, the newsletter of the Slavic Language Division, is published quarterly. Aside from keeping readers informed of Division and relevant ATA activities, the mission of the newsletter is to provide information that will help facilitate the careers and professional development of translators and interpreters of Slavic languages and to entertain and inform them in areas related to these careers.

We also seek to do everything possible to enable interactions among our geographically dispersed members. We publish reviews (of dictionaries, conference presentations, software, technical tools, training courses, books, and films), help wanted ads and other relevant announcements, glossaries on specific topics compiled by our members, translator profiles, columns, correspondence, poetry translations, opinion pieces, articles about the lives of Slavic language professionals abroad, articles, humorous and otherwise, about linguistic and cultural developments and the experiences of readers. Many features are designed to elicit reader feedback, which is then published. Unsolicited contributions are warmly encouraged. All columns and articles we publish are in English. All terms cited in the original language within an otherwise English article will be accompanied by an English translation.

We publish articles relating to all Slavic languages, as well as non-Slavic languages of the former Soviet Union. We currently have editors overseeing material in Bosnian/Croatian/ Serbian and Polish and are actively seeking volunteer editors to represent the additional Slavic languages other than Russian.

The current editorial board of SlavFile consists of:

  • Lydia Razran Stone, Editor
  • Nora Seligman Favorv and Liv Bliss, Associate Editors
  • Galina Raff, Associate Editor for Russian and Layout
  • Yuliya Baldwin
  • Stephen Dickey and Janja Pavetic-Dickey (Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian)
  • Jennifer Guernsey
  • Michael Ishenko
  • Katarzyna Jankowski (Polish)
  • Martha Kosir (Poetry)
  • Vladimir Kovner
  • Christina Sever
  • Lynn Visson
  • Susan Welsh (Films)