Karen Tkaczyk

CTA welcomes Karen Tkaczyk to Colorado

By Thaïs Lips, CTA President
September 18, 2014
The Colorado Interpreters & Translators Association has gained a new member who may be known to many in the translation industry: Karen Tkaczyk, a French into English technical translator, recently moved to beautiful Colorado and joined our association. It was my pleasure having Karen over for lunch and having the chance to discuss our profession with such a dedicated and thorough professional. Also a great cook, she was nice enough to share her Poires pochées au vin rouge (Red Wine-Poached Pears) recipe with me!

Elsbeth Rozanski

Meet the new CITA membership coordinator: Elsbeth Rozanski

By Marion Rhodes, CTA Social Media Coordinator
August 27, 2014
At its last meeting, the Board of the Colorado Interpreters & Translators Association decided that CTA, as a growing association, needs someone to help manage the membership process. We asked our members to volunteer for the role of membership coordinator, an appointed position that is not part of the elected Board. Several people applied, all highly motivated to volunteer for CTA, and their excellent statements made the Board’s decision quite difficult. We are excited to announce that our new membership coordinator is Elsbeth Rozanski of Boulder. I caught up with Elsbeth and asked her a few questions to help our members get to know her a little bit better.

Riccardo Schiaffino

Meet Our Colorado Translators: Riccardo Schiaffino

By Marion Rhodes, CTA Social Media Coordinator
August 18, 2014
Imagine translating without the help of the Internet – or the computer for that matter. The tools that have become indispensable to today’s translators haven’t been around all that long. Today, we talk to a translator who has witnessed the changes in our industry over the past three decades: Riccardo Schiaffino, an ATA-certified English into Italian technical translator and president of Aliquantum, Inc., in Denver.

Meet our Colorado Translators: Elizabeth Blount

By Marion Rhodes, CTA Social Media Coordinator
June 2, 2014
Today, we are getting to know Elizabeth Blount, a French and Dutch into English translator from Denver. Elizabeth has a master’s degree in French linguistics and a bachelor’s degree in modern languages (French and Spanish) with a minor in physics. When she is not translating, she can often be found making music, whether it’s singing with a local jazz band or learning French chanson on her guitar.

Rachel Sinn

Meet the new CTA Secretary: Rachel Sinn

By Marion Rhodes, CTA Social Media Coordinator
April 15, 2014
The Board of the Colorado Interpreters & Translators Association has appointed a new secretary to replace Robert Sette, who recently resigned. As his replacement, the Board chose Rachel Sinn, a freelance Spanish/English medical and pharmaceutical translator from Denver. Here is a brief Q&A to help you get to know Rachel.

Mery Molenaar

Meet the CTA Board Candidates: Mery Molenaar

By Marion Rhodes, CTA Social Media Director
February 3, 2014
We are wrapping up our series of interviews with the candidates for the 2014-2016 CTA Board with Mery Molenaar, our current CTA treasurer, who has agreed to serve another term if elected. Mery was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to the U.S. in 1993. She has been a freelance English to Dutch translator since 2008, working mainly in the fields of medical instrumentation, software localization and eLearning.

Robert Sette, CT

Meet the CTA Board Candidates: Robert Sette

By Marion Rhodes, CTA Social Media Director
February 1, 2014
In our third candidate interview for the 2014-2016 CTA Board election, we talk to Robert Sette, who is running for the position of secretary. Robert has been a full-time freelancer for more than 20 years. He translates from Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish into English, specializing in business, law and technical translations.

Jim McMillan

Meet the CTA Board Candidates: James F. (Jim) McMillan

By Marion Rhodes, CTA Social Media Director
January 31, 2014
Jim McMillan is running for the position of vice president in the election for the 2014-2016 CTA Board. Jim is an ATA-certified Spanish into English translator and interpreter specializing in legal, business and international development topics. He has been a full-time translator and interpreter since 2008 with his wife Luisa.

Meet the CTA Board Candidates: Thaïs Maria Lips

By Marion Rhodes, CTA Social Media Director
January 29, 2014
The Colorado Interpreters & Translators Association is pleased to introduce the candidates in the election for the 2014-2016 CTA Board. Running for the presidency is Thaïs Maria Lips, who is currently serving as vice president of CTA. Thaïs translates mainly between English < > Portuguese, but also from French and Spanish. She specializes in legal, finance, marketing, literature and social sciences.

Yvonne Páez

Meet Our Colorado Translators: Yvonne Páez

By Marion Rhodes, CTA Social Media Director
December 15, 2013
In today’s edition of Meet Our Colorado Translators, I am talking to Yvonne Páez of Páez Translations, who has been a member of CTA for two years. Yvonne translates and interprets from English into Spanish and from Spanish into English and has been a translator/interpreter for more than 20 years.