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MiTiN (pronounced "mitten") was formed as an informal network in 1991 by local Michigan translators and interpreters, and was later established as MiTiN (Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network) in 1995.


MiTiN now includes over 300 members fluent in over 34 languages. Our members are translators, interpreters, agencies, educators, and others interested in the translation and interpretation profession. MiTiN is a Chapter of the American Translators Association (ATA), a professional society with over 9,000 members in the U.S. and abroad.


The Purpose of MiTiN

MiTiN's goals are:

  • To promote the continuing education and development of interpreters and translators
  • To promote networking among interpreters and translators including interaction and support of like organizations
  • To operate a referral service through publication of an online member directory available to the public
  • To promote and publicize professional standards and practices
  • To promote and support the general development of cross-cultural communication skills


MiTiN Activities

MiTiN holds monthly meetings, an annual conference, and proctors ATA accreditation exams. Our annual program includes a wealth of informative events and networking opportunities. MiTiN also publishes an online directory of our professional multilingual members and agencies. This directory puts end-users directly in contact with language specialists. The directory is free and there is no referral fee. It is available at this website.


MiTiN Frequently Asked Questions

MiTiN Board of Directors

MiTiN Articles

MiTiN Bylaws

MiTiN Proposed Amendments 2019



For further information about MiTiN, e-mail us at or write us at MiTiN, P.O. Box 852, Novi, MI 48376-0852, or contact MiTiN President Evelyn Villarruel at



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