Welcome to HITA!
The Houston Interpreters and Translators Association (HITA) was established in 1993 to create a forum for individuals, businesses and institutions interested in sharing their experiences, to promote the interests of translators and interpreters in Houston and surrounding areas, and to serve in cooperation with other regional and national organizations in the recognition of translation and interpreting as professions.
|Saturday, September 17||Professional Development Event|
|Title:||Running your T/I business from home|
|Presented by:||Berkana Language LLC|
|Description:||How to start your new business, your résumé. Should you freelance or work for someone else? Specializations, time management, office equipment and supplies, marketing, how to set prices, risk management, cost estimates, price quotes, quality control, relationships with clients, codes of professional ethics, business plan, bookkeeping, taxes, record-keeping, contracts, filing systems, helpful memberships. Questions and answers throughout. Handouts.|
|Location:||Home2 Suites by Hilton|
20985 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450 (map)
|Time:||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Continuing education credits:||ATA requested|
|Registration and more information:||www.eberkana.us|
|Saturday, October 1||HITA Professional Development Event|
|Title:||Consecutive Interpretation and Code of Ethics|
|Location:||University of Houston-Downtown|
One Main Street, Houston TX 77002
Academic Building, Room [T.B.A.] (map)
|Time:||9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Cost:||HITA Members: $35|
Includes box lunch and manual.
|Continuing education credits:||To be advised|
|Electronic Certificates of Attendance:||Furnished on request.|
|Thursday October 6, 2016||Texas Medical Center Hispanic Transplant Symposium|
|More information and registration||www.lifegift.org/hts|
|Saturday, October 8, 2016||ATA certification exam|
|Location:||University of Houston - Downtown|
|More information and registration||www.atanet.org/certification/certification_FAQ.php|
|Friday, October 14||International Language Services Conference|
|The International Language Services Conference® (ILSC), where industry leaders, premier health care organizations, and community advocates come together to discuss the latest developments and best practices in language access.|
|Registration and more information:||http://www.masterword.com/ilsc/|
|November 2-5, 2016||57th Annual ATA Conference|
|Location:||San Francisco, California.|
|More information and registration|
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Use of HITA Logo
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Minutes of Board meetings
Minutes to the latest board meeting are posted here.
Professional development opportunities
Please see our Training page for information about training and development opportunities for translators and interpreters.
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Texas Licensed Court Interpreter program
The Texas Licensed Court Interpreter program is the responsibility of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC):
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Healthcare and Medical Interpreter Certification
HITA members can now state on their member profiles that they are Certified Medical or Healthcare Interpreters, and site visitors can search for interpreters with this qualification. Click for more details.
Training mailing list
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