FAQ

What does AATIM do?

AATIM acts as the voice of Malagasy translators and interpreters. Whether you need a capable translator or require interpreters from Madagascar, AATIM can point you to a capable translator, interpreter. AATIM also offers translator certification (currently available in 03 language pairs).

When has AATIM been created?

AATIM was founded in 2020.

Why should I join AATIM instead of another linguistic organization?

Because AATIM is the first and unique organization in Madagascar which qualifies to certify Translators and Interpreters.

What should I do if I want to be an AATIM member?

First, you need follow the criteria of AATIM. Second, you need to be clearly a Translator or an Interpreter for at least three years.

What is the difference between Certified member and Certified-Pro member?

Both type of member are clearly certified by AATIM bring brilliant image at the international level. However, a certified-Pro member is a high-experienced, skillful and competent professional translator or Interpreter with more than ten years of experiences whereas a certified member though also enough experienced has less experience required which is at least three years in the profession.

Why do I need translator or intepreter if online tools exists?

A machine can never replace human brain. A computer cannot understand all the nuances of language or interpret the meaning of a text. It can only do provide translation based on dictionnaries. You cannot ask clarifying questions of these tools nor explain the context of your document to them.

It is a big matter of your image, liability and reputation. Services like Google translate might help when you need to get general summary of the document quickly and when accuracy isn’t important. But you cannot use them to translate accurately and successfuly with keeping the target message, you’ll have no idea what your translation will be if you are just content with that.Working with is the only reliable way when you need to send a message in another language.

What’s the difference between translator and interpreter?

Both consists of transmitting message or information from one language (and culture) into another. the difference is that Tranlators write and Interpreters speak.

What is certified translator?

ATA certifies translators describes a person who is an AATIM certified and :

• has passed a rigorous examination by AATIM
• commits to the AATIM Professional ethics; and

Which languages AATIM use?

AATIM focuses mainly on the English, French , Malagasy languages.

How to register?

You can register online or with AATIM headquarter located in Malaza Ampitatafika , Antananarivo, or contact directly AATIM for assistance.

Do I need to pay to be a member?

Like other non-profit organizations and according to its bylaws, AATIM membreship requires payement of precise annual dues.

What can I do to prepare for the certification exam?

By registering to AATIM, every member has at his hand a wide range of tools and documentation in order to get prepared for a certification exam. Not only do they have a practice test with feedbacks, but they are also webinars and articles which could be helpful.

Do I have to be an AATIM member to take the practice test?

Yes, you will need to be a member if you want to take a practice test. It is one of the advantages of being a member of AATIM.

I already have x years of experience as a translation, should I take the practice test?

The practice test is always helpful because it is a way for you to see what a certification exam looks like. All the feedbacks from it could help you avoid the misatkes you have done during the practice test.

How much does the practice test cost?

The practice test is entirely free once you are a member of AATIM. There is no practice test for non-members.

Will certification guarantee me a job?

AATIM certification cannot guarantee you a job, but it does help. AATIM certification will highlight your skills and competences in the marketplace. Agencies, translation companies and international organizations always look for proofs of competence when they publish a job offer.

Can I register here online and become a member?

Yes: You can register online, there are instructions about payment of membership annual due and other details when you click on register button.

What should I do if I want to register online?

Please click on the link below and pay your membership due to register.

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