President’s Message: Welcome to MICATA!

With members located throughout the U.S. Midwest and around the world, MICATA represents translators and interpreters of languages from Arabic to Vietnamese. MICATA aims to provide a forum for translation, interpreting and other language professionals to share ideas and expertise and keep our professional members informed and up to date through our events. Another critical element of our work is to convey the importance of using professional translators and interpreters to the public.

MICATA is proud to be one of the oldest chapters of the American Translators Association ( Our organization is run entirely by volunteers. Please visit the About MICATA page to learn more about MICATA, our mission, policies, and Board of Directors.

Not yet a member of MICATA? Visit the Join MICATA page to learn more about becoming a member and the benefits of membership.

Are you looking for a translator or interpreter? Please visit our Find a Translator or Interpreter page where you can search by language and location. Our FAQs page answers a number of important questions including how to tell if you need a translator or an interpreter. We hope you enjoy browsing our site.

You can also follow MICATA on our Facebook page at and in LinkedIn at

We are looking forward to another productive year and are working to expand our virtual footprint to provide educational events to our members and the public while continuing our efforts to raise awareness of our profession.

Frieda Ruppaner-Lind
MICATA President, 2020-2021