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Building Your Business – Spring Workshop 2019
April 27 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Register Now! — Important Traffic and Parking Information Below! (Click Here)
Are you a translator or interpreter who wants to hear from agency owners what they look for in the professionals they work with? Are you a seasoned language services provider who is wondering how to take that next step and grow your business from a solo venture into something bigger?
At our Spring workshop on 27 April, the owners of Ruspan Communications Group, Tatiana Shcherbinina, and P & P Language Services, Corp., Alma Pesqueira, will share with us their experiences of starting up and running their language services businesses. After their presentations, they will provide a panel Q&A discussion where you can ask your burning questions about how to get agencies’ attention as a professional translator/interpreter or how to get yourself into a position where you are running an agency contracting other translators and interpreters. Learn more about the presenters and their companies below.
A light breakfast will be provided, and an optional no-host social “meetup” will follow at a nearby pizzeria.
Alma Pesqueira, P & P Language Services, Corp.
Alma Pesqueira is the founder and CEO of P & P Language Services, Corp., with B.A. in Political Science and Spanish Language and Literature, minors in French and Portuguese and JD studies from the ASU College of Law. She foundedP&P Language Services, Corp., 1988 to provide language services to municipal, state, and federal government organizations and specifically to law enforcement agencies.
With 31 years in Comprehensive, Linguistic Support Services, P & P brings extensive experience and is a GSA Schedule award holder since 2011. The company is specialized in providing language services in translation, transcription, interpretation and critical data analysis in aide of government intelligence operations. P & P’s linguistic support of law enforcement and tactical field operations is bolstered by the expertise and knowledge of specialized linguists and translators for the successful delivery and servicing of investigative assignments.
Tatiana Shcherbinina, Ruspan Communications Group
Tatiana Shcherbinina holds an M.A. in Linguistics and Translation Theory and has over 10 years of experience working as a translator and interpreter for major international companies and law firms. Having first-hand knowledge of translation processes and global communications needs, Tatiana founded Ruspan Communications Group.
Ruspan is a world-class language company specializing in translation, document preparation and copywriting services using a customized, client-based approach for companies that value quality and precision. Various other services available though Ruspan Communication Group include transcription, transcreation, interpretation, glossary compilation, cultural and third-party consulting.
- 8:00 – 8:30 Check-in, breakfast
- 8:30 – 9:45 Alma Pesqueira, P & P Language Services, Corp.
- 9:45 – 9:55 Break
- 9:55 – 11:10 Tatiana Shcherbinina, Ruspan Communications Group
- 11:10 – 11:20 – Break
- 11:20 – 12:45 Q&A Panel Discussion
Room L1-10, Lattie Coor Hall, ASU: 976 S Forest Mall, Tempe, 85281
Coor Hall (COOR) is circled on the map below, and a few public parking locations are available nearby:
Traffic and Parking
Many roads, including Rural Road and Rio Salado Drive, will be closed in the northeast section of and area around the ASU Tempe campus this morning for Pat’s Run. (Click here for a detailed list of road closures.)
The following driving approaches to the venue are recommended, depending on where you are coming from:
From East of Campus on Westbound 202
The Rural exit will be closed. Northbound Mill Avenue will be closed, but you should be able to exit on Mill. However, you may want to continue to Priest Dr. and then backtrack a little to Mill via University to avoid potential congestion.
Arriving from West or South of Campus on any Freeway
Other directions of arrival should be less affected by closures and race congestion. Consider exiting the eastbound 202 at Priest, taking the 143 south to University, or the 10 east to Broadway. Once off whichever freeway, make your way to Mill Avenue, and then drive toward 10th street.
Public parking is available at the 10th Street Parking Garage on the east side of Myrtle Avenue between 9th and 10th streets and just north of Coor Hall. Parking is $3 per hour and/or max $10 for the day. Blaze Pizzeria is just a ten-minute walk from Coor Hall, so you can park once for both the Workshop and meetup.