The national convention of the American Translators Association (ATA) will be held in Atlanta during the fall of 2002, Tom West, president of the locally based Intermark Language Services and a member of the ATA board, told GlobalFax last week.

      Atlanta has a lot of translators and this will be good for them because of all the continuing education opportunities that will be available, he said during a telephone interview.

      The Atlanta Association of Interpreters and Translators (AAIT), which has some 125 members, joined the national association last year.

      The 39th annual ATA conference was held Nov. 4-7 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hilton Head, S. C.  ATA has some 7,000 members representing all 50 U.S. states and 53 foreign countries.

ATA’s web site may be found at

      For more information about ATA activities, Mr. West may be reached by calling (404) 892-3388, or send a fax to (404) 892-1166.  The AAIT may be reached by calling (770) 587-4884.