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ASTM--January 2018 Missive

Posted By Victor Hertz, Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

It’s hard to believe that 2017 has already come to a close. With that said, and in the spirit of the holiday, I look forward to a happy and prosperous 2018 for all of us.

Before we focus on the new year, however, I want to remind everyone of some “old business:” the ASTM ballot for the language service industry’s foundation document is currently up for a vote.

As you may recall, the aim of this ballot is to find the remaining negative comments to be Non-Persuasive. If you are a member of ASTM, please be sure to cast your vote. Keep in mind that if you do find the comments Non-Persuasive, you should cast an Affirmative vote. In other words, Affirmative votes will move the standard toward final adoption. (Hint: I voted in the affirmative.)

It is my sincere hope that we will pass our new standard (7 years and counting!) as a kick-off to the new year. Let’s start 2018 on an uplifting vote.

And, speaking of the new year, January is the month where we gather for the justifiably celebrated ALC UNConference. This year, we'll be rallying at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida, with an ASTM meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at 1:00 pm. I look forward to seeing you in person, and reviewing our progress on standards to date. I also hope we can discuss what new standards we want to promulgate in order to build upon our foundation document.

As always, I thank you all for your support throughout this ballot process.

Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year, and, most especially, good health.

Respectfully submitted,

Victor Hertz
Accredited Language Services


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