Welcome to CHICATA!

The Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association

An independent association of translation and interpretation professionals

In the Greater Chicago Area and beyond

Who we are

We are the Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association (CHICATA), an independent professional association established by and for translators and interpreters to:

Build a local community of language professionals

Protect the rights and interests of professional translators and interpreters

Promote the recognition and visibility of translation and interpretation as professions

Provide an open forum for the regular exchange of ideas and experiences

Who we are

We are the Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association (CHICATA), an independent professional association established by and for translators and interpreters to:

Build a local community of language professionals

Promote the recognition and visibility of translation and interpretation as professions

Protect the rights and interests of professional translators and interpreters

Provide an open forum for the regular exchange of ideas and experiences

Looking for a translator or interpreter?

The CHICATA Directory provides detailed information on members’ languages, education, fields of specialization, and other relevant data. CHICATA takes pride in its talented pool of members who work in nearly 50 languages and over 120 language combinations and numerous fields of specialization.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Why join us?

Membership is open to all independent freelance and in-house translators and interpreters in the greater Chicago area, nearby states, and anywhere in the world. All language combinations are welcome. Membership benefits include:

• Free access to monthly meetings and events, both online and in-person

• Discounted rates for workshops and conferences

• Listing in the CHICATA online directory

• Networking opportunities with local language professionals

Professional development and continuing education opportunities

• And much more!

Ready to join?

Interested in becoming a member?