The benefits of joining a professional trade association have been well documented, not least by me. I am a director of the Association of Language Companies and the positives the organisation has given me far out weighs the cost.
Here is a list of translator associations and organisations listed by region.
- Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators
- International Association of Conference Interpreters
- The American Association of Language Specialists
- The International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI)
- Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium Nordrhein-Westfalen in Straelen