2019 ATI Summer Workshop, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
August 3 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
This year’s ATI Summer Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019. from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Veteran translator and interpreter Francesca Samuel will discuss with us good business practices for translators and interpreters, and then Yavapai County Lead Court Interpreter Carlos Reyes will present on court proceedings and how to understand them to provide the best service as a judicial interpreter. A light breakfast will be provided, and a no-host social meetup at a venue nearby will follow.
Tucson Medical Center
5301 E. Grant Road, Fireplace Room
The Arizona Building
Tucson, AZ 85712
Speakers: Francesca Samuel
Presentation Title: Business Savvy for Independent Contractors
Abstract: Translators and interpreters spend most of their professional development learning about vocabulary, ethics, language trends, interpreting techniques, court protocol, etc., but rarely have the opportunity to learn about the business aspect of the profession.
As independent contractors, we have a responsibility to ourselves to be able to navigate other waters such as: independent contract negotiation, dealing with large language providers, A/R, A/P, billing, in addition to knowing how to identify scams and successfully market your business all in a day’s work.
In this session, you will be provided with tips and information that can help you more assertively and effectively run and protect your business.
Bio: Francesca Samuel is a translator and contract interpreter with over 20 years experience in immigration court (EOIR) based out of Tucson, Arizona. She is the founder and president of A la Carte Translations, a web-based translation business. She is a member of the American Translators Association and served as administrator of the ATA Spanish Division as well as president of ATI from 2012-2016. She is also a proud member of the National Assoc. of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) and currently chairs its Immigration Court Interpreters Committee. She is an avid volunteer and advocate for the profession.
Speaker: Carlos Reyes
Presentation Title: Court Proceedings 101: Why understanding the context of court proceedings is important for contract interpreters.
Abstract: If context is king, then understanding the context of court proceedings is quintessential to an interpreter’s success. Because of the fast-passed lives that interpreters live this can many times be overlooked or even ignored. The outcome of this can be the loss of assignments, customers and career.
In this presentation we will go over court proceedings, the issues interpreters face in these proceedings, the responsibilities that courts put on the contract interpreter and the importance of having a deep understanding of the judicial process.
Bio: Carlos M. Reyes is the Lead Court Interpreter for all the courts in Yavapai County, Arizona. He is an Arizona Credentialed Court Interpreter and has been an interpreter and translator since 2009.