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Touchbase Founder Gets Featured

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

The American Translators Association (ATA) tapped Jake Irwin Estrada, CEO of QwertyWorks and Founder of, to help provide insights and tips for people who are just starting out in the global industry as a translator.

Main Takeaway

Jake highlighted the importance of taking the initiative to ask for support from the translation community regardless of how long you've been around. Aside from meeting new people and opening windows of opportunity, the learnings and lessons that one can gain from these personal interactions are incomparable.


The ATA has nearly 10,000 members in 100 countries. The publication, "Guide to Starting Out as A Translator", is one of ATA's many initiatives to provide support not just to its members but to the multilingual populations in all corners of the world.

Here's some of the Benefits to joining an Industry Association:

  1. Highly-relevant knowledge sharing with actual practitioners

  2. Special discounts for group buys

  3. Validation of your credibility and commitment to the profession

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