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Differences Between Chinese Dialects

Written by: Sean Song What are the differences between simplified and traditional Chinese, or among Mandarin, the Chinese on Taiwan, and Cantonese?   Many professionals in the language business are confused by the complexity of Chinese, such as the differences among Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and the Mandarin used on Taiwan.  Over the years, I have […]

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Contrasting ATA Conference Experiences

Written by: Sean Song Contrasting ATA Conference Experiences In October 2017, while attending a linguist mixer event at the Los Angeles Netflix office, I met another translator who told me about the American Translators Association (ATA) and shared with me how she had benefited from being a member.  I have been a translator and subtitler […]

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ATA Certification

Sean Song, a seasoned Chinese translator originally from China who lives in the DC metro area recently passed the certification exam for the language pair from English into Chinese offered by the American Translators Association (ATA).  According to the ATA website The ATA was founded in 1959, and is the largest professional association of translators and […]