Translators Associations Latin America: OMT

In Mexico there's a civil association to promote and support the profession

Translators Associations Latin America: OMTThe Mexican Translators Organization (Organización Mexicana de Traductores or OMT) is a civil association that was established in 1992 to promote and support the profession of translators and interpreters.

Being a member of the OMT is an opportunity to be a participant in the unified voice of the profession of translation and interpretation of the labor market and society, because this translators association promotes courses and workshops to update, exchange views and propose solutions to professional problems.

Professionals working in translation or interpretation can become members. Members have to attend meetings or assemblies to be convened, perform the commission charges that they have accepted, be helpful and comply with the association's rules and regulations.

New members have to pay an annual membership fee of 1250 pesos, while other members pay 950 pesos to renew their membership.

OMT recognizes experienced translators by promoting the Certification Examination for Translators. This evaluation (it's a three hour-written exam) seeks to meet one of the most common standards of various professions in the modern world. The certification gives the translator a way to show his clients that he has the competence required to perform this job professionally. Also, certified translators appear in business directories and may include this acknowledgment in their resume or on their business cards. Be aware however that OMT's Certification is not an official accreditation, unlike a governmental certification. 

On OMT's website you'll find a directory of local and foreign translators.

With its headquarters in Guadalajara, this translators association is a member of the International Federation of Translators, the Latin America Regional Centre and the North America Regional Center.

It organizes annually the International Congress on Translation and Interpretation San Jeronimo.

Keep in mind that the official language in Mexico is Spanish. Around the world, Spanish is the second most natively spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese. It is estimated there are around 330 million Spanish speakers in the world.

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