Welcome to the new blog of the Slavic Languages Division of the American Translators Association!

The SLD has a long history of embracing newcomers to the profession and providing information of interest and use to Slavic translators and interpreters. SLD members have a number of means for communicating with one another, including our LinkedIn group, the Russian Translators Yahoo list, the South Slavic Yahoo List, and the SlavFile, but we have found that it is difficult to reach everyone through these outlets. It is therefore our hope that this blog will enable us to provide timely communications to an even larger portion of our diverse membership.

Our posts will mostly be written by members of the SLD Leadership Council and they will cover a wide range of topics including important SLD news and announcements, helpful hints regarding common translation problems in any and all Slavic languages, information on reference materials and new technologies, and accounts of professional activities. We also welcome contributions and suggestions, so if you would like to submit a post or propose a topic for a post, please e-mail blogeditors@atasld.org.

For our blog policy, please see section of the Divisions Handbook, which can be found at http://www.atanet.org/divisions/divisions_handbook.pdf . And don’t forget to check in regularly!

Thank you for reading!