Volume 17, No. 3 
July 2013



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Index 1997-2013

TJ Interactive: Translation Journal Blog

  Translator Profiles
My Career in Translation and Interpreting
by Bruni Johnson

  The Profession
The Bottom Line
by Fire Ant and Worker Bee
Rosetta Stone and Translation Rates
by Danilo Nogueira and Kelli Semolini

  In Memoriam
In Memoriam: Maggie H. Rowe
by Walter Bacak, CAE
In Memoriam: Prof. Yuanxi Ma
by Di Wu

  Nuts and Bolts of Translation
Naive Translation Equivalent
by Midhat Ridjanović, PhD

Translation and Politics
Unduly Free Translation and Its Consequences
by Izak Morin

Literary Translation
Two New Chinese Translations of Hamlet Introduced and Compared
by Xiaonong Wang
Translation and Symbolism in Drama: Four Case Studies of W.B. Yeats’s Plays
by Mehdi Ghobadi

Financial Translation
Los efectos de la crisis en el sistema financiero europeo: repercusiones en el mercado de la traducción financiera
Elena Alcalde Peñalver

Translator Education
New Trends and Challenges in the Translation Profession: Coaching for Translators
by Dra. Concepción Mira Rueda
Information Management in the Translation Process
by Luis D. González León

  Caught in the Web
Web Surfing for Fun and Profit
by Cathy Flick, Ph.D.
Translators’ On-Line Resources
by Gabe Bokor
Translators’ Best Websites
by Gabe Bokor

  Translators' Tools
Translators’ Emporium

Call for Papers and Editorial Policies
  Translation Journal


In Memoriam — Maggie H. Rowe

1944 - 2013

by Walter Bacak, CAE

aggie Rowe, the American Translators Association's long-time member relations manager, died May 31. She was 68.

Maggie had fallen and broken a leg. While she was in the hospital, she developed some respiratory complications. After her extended stay, she was moved to a rehab facility where she died a few days later.

Maggie, who retired two years ago, had been with ATA for over 18 years. She started as a temporary receptionist. Over all the years of answering the phone, she quietly—not a word usually associated with Maggie—became the voice of ATA. She loved to help people. It is safe to say that during her nearly two decades with ATA, Maggie helped thousands of folks join the Association, sign up for exam sittings, and register for conferences—all the while working the "angles" to stretch a deadline or make sure they got the best rate.

When Maggie started, ATA had around 3,000 members. Today, ATA has 11,000 members. Maggie played a key part of the growth in the organization as she pushed all on staff to increase ATA's membership benefits and marketing efforts.

Maggie kept the place energized. Maggie was the one to put a little gift at everyone's seat during a staff meeting around any of the holidays. She was also the one who broke out into song: "It's Rainy Men…" just to turn the corner and see that we had a visitor in the office or to yell "Hang on to your hat Gertie" as she started rattling off some positive membership figures not realizing a Board member was sitting in the office that she was walking into.

Maggie cannot be replaced and will not be forgotten. As ATA moves forward, we can thank Maggie for being a key and very human part of the Association's success.

As I write this column in mid-June, Maggie would have celebrated her birthday this weekend. Thanks to Maggie and her hard work and dedication, ATA lives on.