Speaking While They Speak: Tips to Enhance Your Simultaneous Interpreting Skills
April 22, 2023 from 9:30am-11:00am PT, Live Webinar*
*Will not be offered on demand nor recorded
Presenter: Gabriela Siebach
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- CCHI approved: 1.5 CEAP ID #09819
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Description: Although the codes of ethics and standards of practice that guide and direct our practice advise us to "[disclose] skill limitations with respect to particular assignments" and to "accurately represent [our]... training and pertinent experience," stakeholder expectations and market needs have forced many of us to attempt simultaneous interpreting using our instinct and consecutive skills to guide our practice. In this interactive presentation, participants will have an opportunity to explore the mysteries of simultaneous interpreting and learn new ways to continuously develop and enhance their skills in one of the most challenging modes of interpreting.
1. Describe the primary elements of simultaneous interpreting that distinguish this mode from other modes of interpreting;
2. Identify the area in which their simultaneous interpreting technique needs the most improvement; and
3. Apply one strategy to enhancing and/or developing their simultaneous interpreting skills.
Gabriela Siebach, Director of Interpreting Services at Cesco Linguistic Services and Adjunct Professor at UMass - Amherst, has accumulated more than 15 years of professional experience as a linguist, interpreter, translator, trainer, coach, and mentor. She has spearheaded the development of multiple training and assessment programs throughout her career. Gabriela holds a graduate degree in Spanish translation and interpretation from the world-renowned Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. A former Board member of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (2019-2021), she currently leads various Council initiatives as Chair of the Policy, Education & Research Committee. Gabriela also Co-chairs the American Association of Interpreters and Translators in Education Job Task Analysis Committee and is a member of the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters, American Translators Association, National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, and ASTM.