Become a Member

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Membership benefits

  • A statement of professionalism
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Access to information regarding the local and global markets, and the trends and developments in the translation industry
  • Networking with colleagues of other language combinations
  • Discounted fee rates for attendance at MATA events
  • Active members may use the logo of MATA for promotional purposes (quality mark)
  • An opportunity to ensure immediate visibility in the global and the local market, by setting up a short profile on the MATA platform
  • A web portal with an exclusive members-only section (soon): exchange of information, discussions, and consultations on terminology and other topics/issues, library, member-initiated projects

Active members

Anybody who (а) is professionally engaged in translating, interpreting, or a closely related activity;

and (b) has attained professional status which is confirmed by a peer review board or a candidate whose membership application is supported by at least three active members, may become an active member.

The active membership and its benefits pertain to the individual only; the membership rights do not extend to the company or institution that employs the individual’s services.

Translators that are accredited by European institutions or a renowned professional association in another country may apply for membership to the Association without meeting additional requirements.

Anybody who meets the specified standards for active membership and is not a citizen of the Republic of Macedonia may become an active member by obtaining support from at least three active members of the Association.

Active members are entitled to attend each assembly of the Association’s members, leverage the benefits of membership, and get all Association publications free of charge or at a preferential price. They also have the right to vote and to hold office in the bodies and committees of the Association.

Associate members - individuals

Associate membership is open to any individual who intends to obtain active membership, other translation professionals that are interested in this membership category, persons who are engaged in related and analogous occupations (terminologists, proofreaders, editors, reviewers, and technical editors), and friends of the profession.

The associate members – individuals possess full rights and privileges, except the right to vote, use the logo for promotional purposes, and hold Association office, although, they are authorized to cite the full form or the abbreviated form of the name of the Association as in the example: „associate member of MATA [without the logo].

Associate members - translation agencies

This membership category is open to legal entities that provide professional translation services. Membership is in the name of the translation agency, not the individual. Individuals from a translation agency may apply autonomously for other categories of membership. Every translation agency-member is obliged to provide the Association a written notice to announce the person appointed as representative for all membership requirements in the Association. The translation agency-member may replace the appointed representative at any given time. The activities carried on by the appointed representative regarding the membership in the Association are considered as activities of the translation agency-member.

Associate members – translation agencies possess full rights and privileges, except the right to hold Association office. They are entitled to use the logo for promotional purposes, under the conditions defined by the MATA Bylaws.

Students

Open to university students enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate or graduate credit program related to translation or interpreting, including foreign language study. Student membership is limited to 4 years.

Students pay lower membership fees, although they have equal rights to the associate member of the Association-individuals.

Institutions

Institutional membership is open to nonprofit institutions with an interest in the translation and/or interpreting profession. Membership is in the name of the institution, not the individual. Individuals from an institution-member may apply autonomously for other categories of membership. Every institution-member is obliged to provide the Association a written notice to announce the person appointed as representative for all membership requirements in the Association. The institution-member may replace the appointed representative at any given time. The activities carried on by the appointed representative regarding the membership in the Association are considered as activities of the institution-member.

Institutions and companies as members of the association possess full rights and privileges, except the right to vote, use the logo for promotional purposes, and hold Association office. Organizations exercise these rights through the person appointed as a representative for all membership requirements in the Association. The person appointed as a representative of an organization is not eligible for individual membership.

Companies

This membership category is open to businesses with an interest in the translation and/or interpreting profession. Membership is in the name of the company, not the individual. Individuals from a company-member may apply autonomously for other categories of membership. Every company-member is required to provide the Association a written notice to announce the person appointed as representative for all membership requirements in the Association. The company-member may replace the appointed representative at any given time. Activities carried on by the appointed representative regarding the membership in the Association are considered as activities of the company-member.

As members of the Association, companies possess full rights and privileges, except the right to vote, use the logo for promotional purposes, and hold Association office. Companies exercise these rights through the person appointed as a representative for all membership requirements in the Association. The person appointed as a representative of a company is not eligible for individual membership.

Lifetime members

Life membership is available to any person who has reached sixty years of age and has completed at least twenty (20) consecutive years as a member of the Association.

Life members pay lower membership fees, although they possess full rights and privileges within their corresponding membership category.

Honorary members

Honorary membership may be conferred upon individuals who have distinguished themselves in the translation or interpretation professions.