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    • 24 Jun 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Central Park

    New York Circle of Translators 

    Summer Picnic 2023

    Saturday, June 24, 1-4 pm

    Central Park

    Arthur Ross Pinetum

    Enjoy the nice weather while catching up with fellow translators at our annual Summer picnic! 

    NYCT members and one immediate family member will receive complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages. Non-member guests over five years old will be charged a fee of $13.

    RSVP deadline: Tuesday, June 20

    - We encourage everyone to bring a towel or blanket

    - Fill out the anonymous 2023 Survey to participate in our raffle. The winner will be announced at the picnic and receive a $100 Strand Book Store gift card!

    We look forward to seeing you! 

    • 27 Jun 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Zoom

    Tuesday, June 27


    On Translation Technology, AI and the Augmentation Paradigm  


    Recent industry discussions have proposed the notion of translation “augmentation”. This model has been described as a “a technology-centric approach to amplifying the capabilities of human translators” (Lommel 2020:np). Nevertheless, intelligence augmentation (IA) refers to machines enhancing the work, expertise, or experience of a human user or worker. IA is complementary to human intelligence, and it is not intended to take over human function(s).  

    This presentation overviews recent technological advances in order to identify whether human translators in the language industry are truly technologically “augmented” and remain fully in control. In a professional environment marked by anxiety over automation and technological disruption (Viera 2018; Sakamoto 2018, 2020), the presentation will discuss the central role of professional translators in this new technological environment. Will humans work in a process controlled by AI or, rather, will translators control the process with “machines in the loop”?  

    Presenter's Bio:

    Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo holds a PhD in Translation and Interpreting Studies from the University of Granada, Spain, and is an ATA certified English> Spanish translator.  He is a Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University, where he directs the graduate and undergraduate program in Spanish – English Translation and Interpreting.  He is the author of Crowdsourcing and Online Collaborative Translations: Expanding the Limits of Translation Studies published by John Benjamins in 2017 and Translation and Web Localization published by Routledge in 20013. He is in the editorial board of a number of Translation and Interpreting Studies journals such as Meta: Studies in Translatology, Jostrans: The Journal of Specialized Translation, Translation and Interpreting, The Journal of Digital Translation, InContext or Sendebar. 

    Q&A will follow the presentation.

    The Zoom link will be shared with registrants ahead of the event


    NYCT members attend for free

    Non-members attend for $10 

    Please consider joining the NYCT

    and contact the NYCT administrator Natalia at

    with any questions regarding the membership.


    Terms and conditions:

    • Everyone must RSVP and pay (if applicable) before Tuesday, June 27.
      • No refunds will be offered after the registration fee is received.
      • We are unable to accommodate any late registrations, payments, and inquiries. 
    • All non-members who would like to attend this meeting must pay $10 (for this talk only) or please consider becoming a member.
    • It is at the presenter’s discretion to share the presentation deck with the NYCT to be shared with the members at a later date.
    • Please feel free to forward this invitation to any interested parties.
    • Please mark your calendar for the meeting date and time today. You will receive the meeting info about 24 hours prior to the meeting time. Thank you for your patience.
    Thank you for your ongoing support! Please contact us anytime with any comments, questions, and suggestions for future topics.

    Looking forward to seeing you at this meeting!

Past events

22 May 2023 May 2023: Preparing for the ATA Certification Exam
18 Apr 2023 April 2023: Freelancers Union with Rafael Espinal
23 Mar 2023 March 2023: Corpus - Why You Should Start Using It To Localize and Translate Better with Ana Lis Salotti
5 Mar 2023 Movie Screening - Sanson and Me
28 Feb 2023 February 2023: Quality Control of Human and Machine Technical Translation with Aaron Hebenstreit
31 Jan 2023 NYCT 2023 Annual Business Meeting
10 Dec 2022 NYCT Annual Holiday Party
9 Nov 2022 November 2022: Business 101 for Freelancers with PATH
30 Sep 2022 Happy Hour - International Translation Day
29 Sep 2022 September 2022: From Written to Spoken: How To Break into Interpreting with Elena Langdon
21 Jun 2022 June 2022: Advanced Formatting Features in Microsoft Word with Andie Ho
11 Jun 2022 NYCT Summer Picnic
26 May 2022 May 2022: Tools and Technology in Translation ― Teaching Beyond Theory and Practice with Rafa Lombardino
5 May 2022 Calling All Mentors: Mentor a NYC High School Student!
28 Apr 2022 April 2022: International SEO: Attracting the Multilingual Traffic with Johanna Behm
21 Mar 2022 March 2022: Email Marketing for Freelance Translators and Interpreters with Pavel Elin
22 Feb 2022 February 2022: Federal Taxes for Freelancers with Ben Lederman
26 Jan 2022 NYCT 2022 Annual Member Meeting
18 Dec 2021 NYCT Annual Holiday Party
18 Oct 2021 October 2021: Bitcoins Basics and Forensics with Elda Ellis
28 Sep 2021 September 2021: Financial Management 101 for Freelance Language Professionals with MassMutual

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