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Sight Translation Workshop

  • 09 Mar 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • United & Children's Hospital - Conference Hall (Lower level) - John Nasseff Medical Center - 255 Smith Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102


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Sight Translation: A Skill Building Workshop

Early registration is strongly encouraged. It allows organizers the opportunity to look for language specific facilitators for the breakout sessions.

On-Site Registration from 7:30 to 8:00 only!


In this workshop, participants will:

·   Discuss the value of sight translation in the interpreter’s toolkit

·   Analyze and review common difficulties encountered in sight translation

·   Develop strategies for preparing a text for sight translation

·   Demonstrate and refine sight translation skills utilizing group practice

Target audience:
Individuals interested in further developing their sight translation skills

Sight translation—converting written text in one language into spoken (or signed) text in another—is an important skill for interpreters. In this workshop, we will talk about the challenges inherent in the task, decision-making and ethics issues related to sight translation, and how to prepare a document for sight translation. A significant portion of the workshop will be dedicated to group practice. Practice groups will be led by language-specific facilitators for the larger language groups. Those speaking other languages will be invited to practice in mixed-language groups facilitated by the workshop presenter. 

Presented by: Rachel Herring, PhD 
Rachel E. Herring holds an M.A. in Translation and Interpreting from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Masters of Advanced Studies in Interpreter Training from the University of Geneva (Switzerland), and a PhD in Interpreting from the University of Geneva (Switzerland). She is the Program Director of the Translation and Interpreting Program at Century College (Minnesota) and is an interpreter at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. She has presented on interpreting and interpreter training in a variety of venues, and has been involved in the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare's training-of-trainers webinar series. She also developed and facilitated continuing education modules for the CATIE Center at St. Catherine University. Her academic work centers on expertise studies, with a focus on cognitive processes and skill acquisition.


WHEN:     Saturday, March 9, 2019
               8:30 am - 12:00 pm

On-site registration: 7:30 - 8:00 
Only CHECKS and CASH are accepted

Check-in preregistered attendees: 7:30 - 8:15

 United & Children's Hospital
                Conference Hall - Lower level
                John Nasseff Medical Center                
255 Smith Avenue North 
     St. Paul, MN 55102

CEUs:        hours (ATA and CCHI) &
                 0.35  RID credits (see RID Flyer)

COST:      $ 20 for members
               $ 40 for non-members

                (on-site registration: $45 for all)

                Only CHECKS and CASH are accepted
                  for on-site registration!

NOTE:      ASL Interpreting provided



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