Preparation 2.0

Added by Maha El-Metwally


StartsApril 14, 2018 at 12:00pm
EndsApril 14, 2018 at 1:30pm

There is a general understanding among practitioners that preparation is related to higher quality and job satisfaction. The amount of conference material and time available is a key factor affecting the preparation process. Preparing for some assignments could be described as a paradox. Interpreters might be given all the material needed for thorough preparation, though they might receive it very close to the time of the conference. In other cases interpreters are given sufficient time to prepare but receive very few details on their assignment.

In addition, several international organisations are moving towards a paperless environment. As such, trainee and practising conference interpreters need to learn how to prepare for meetings in such an environment. We will look at examples of paperless portals and explore apps conference interpreters can use. Another reason to adopt paperless preparation is that interpreters spend a good part of the year travelling. We will show you how to prepare on the go.

In this webinar, we aim to:

  • introduce interpreters to the 'SPEAKING' preparation method

  • look at term extraction tools

  • explore IT tools to annotate documents, extract terminology and organise glossaries

  • review apps and gadgets that can contribute to making an interpreter's life easier and more organized

Duration1.5 hours
OrganizerCultural Bridges and Lexica

Ms Darinka Mangino is a conference and court interpreter. She holds a Master in Advanced Studies for Interpreting Trainers from Université de Genève, Switzerland; a PGC in Forensic Linguistics from Aston University, United Kingdom and a University Degree in Conference Interpreting from Instituto Superior de Interpretes y Traductores, Mexico City. She is a member of AIIC and appointed Public Relations Person for the Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean Region since 2015. Also a member of Colegio Mexicano de Intérpretes de Conferencias.

Darinka is an Adjunct Professor at the Master in Interpreting & Translation program given by Universidad Anahuac and founder of Lexica Aula Virtual para Interpretes. 


Ms Maha El-Metwally is a conference interpreter who works for a wide range of international organizations, including the European Institutions and the United Nations. Her experience includes diplomatic interpreting and interpreting in humanitarian settings. 

She is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), The Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) and the American Translators Association (ATA). She is also a Board member and member of the Admissions Committee of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI).

Maha’s most recent degree is an MA in interpreter training from the University of Geneva. She is associated with a number of universities both in the UK and abroad where she offers training and professionalization talks. She also teaches conference interpreting at the University of Surrey. 


USD 34.58

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