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Thanks for your interest in submitting a post to our blog. Your article will help other translators and interpreters who are just getting started, by sharing your experience and expertise. Please read the guidelines for guest contributors below before sending us your post. If you have any questions, you can contact us at atasavvynewcomer@atanet.org.

Before submitting your post, please be sure it conforms to our Style Guide and the following general post guidelines:

Audience: Our target audience is newcomers to the profession or to the ATA. Many of these people will be students.

Length and layout: We strive to keep blog posts short, as close to 900 words as possible. We want to strike a balance between a quick thought and an academic thesis. We encourage the use of bulleted or numbered lists, if applicable to the post.

Content: The content of the article is up to you, but keep in mind that we seek to serve both translators and interpreters, so there should be a balance of articles of interest to both areas. The content must be original (it shouldn’t have been posted anywhere online before). Feel free to include links to any websites, online resources etc. that you mention in your post.

Editing: As a service to our guest writers and to our audience, our editing team will thoroughly go through each article submitted and provide suggested changes where applicable. The decision of what articles to post on The Savvy Newcomer blog is at the sole discretion of the blog team. We will be in contact with each author to let you know of any questions or concerns we may have.

Non-publication: Guest authors will receive a marked-up version of their document from the editing team and have the option of accepting or rejecting changes and discussing anything that is unclear with the editing team. We will not publish a version that the author has not agreed to. The Savvy Newcomer reserves the right to withhold any articles from publication at its discretion.

Copyright: Copyrights for blog posts stay with the post’s author. Reblogs must include a link to the original post. Your post will be shared on social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.).

Images: If you wish to include any images in your post, please make sure you have the right to publish them and include the appropriate credits (name, or preferably a link) in the post.

What to include in your post email

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • The article (in .doc or .docx format)
  • Your headshot and bio for the author profile at the end of the post
  • Any images for your post

Ready! Send your email with the attachments to atasavvynewcomer@atanet.org. We look forward to reading it 🙂