Sight Translation Workshop

  • 09 Mar 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • United & Children's Hospital, Conference Hall (Lower level) - John Nasseff Heart Center, 225 Smith Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Sight Translation Workshop
for Interpreters


MARCH 9, 2019

for our event

Sight Translation:
A Skill-Building Workshop



In this workshop, participants will:

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

·       Learn about common difficulties encountered in sight translation & strategies for preparing a text for sight translation

·       Develop their sight translation skills through group practice



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

Rachel Herring holds an M.A. in Translation and Interpreting from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Master of Advanced Studies in Interpreter Training from the University of Geneva, where she is currently a doctoral student. She teaches interpreting 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 is involved in the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare's training-of-trainers webinar series. She also developed and facilitated a series of continuing education modules on interpreting theory and research for ASL and spoken language interpreters for the CATIE Center at St. Catherine University. Her academic work centers on expertise studies and skill acquisition.


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

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

REGISTRATION will open about 2 months before the event


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