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Practical Notetaking for Interpreters
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A Workshop by Nicholas Zacherl

When: 1/24/2015
9:30 AM
Where: Golden Gate University, Room 3323
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, California  94105
United States
Presenter: Nick Zacherl

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Time: 9.30 – 4.30 with one hour for lunch (not included)



Member early-bird rate: $110

Non-member early-bird rate: $150

After Jan 10:

Members: $140

Non-members: $180


Please note: this workshop requires a minimum of eight participants. If this number is not met by Jan 9, the workshop will be cancelled.


Registration closes January 21, 2015

CIMCE credit #L3507 for 5 1/2 hours


This full-day, language-neutral workshop is aimed at interpreters wishing to improve their note-taking skills and will be particularly useful for anyone preparing for medical, court or UN interpreting exams. At the end of this workshop, participants will have a solid understanding of which notetaking approaches work best for them, and how to best work with study partners and materials to succeed in professional or exam settings.  Further, participants will be left with an infinite wealth of reliable, tested study materials and techniques for notetaking in absolutely any professional interpreting exam or job situation.


The morning session begins where participants share their stories as professionals, and establish goals for the day. There will then be a two-hour session of presentations, games, and hands-on activities to lay the theoretical foundation for successful notetaking.


In the longer afternoon session, participants will put this theoretical foundation to the test in a series of active notetaking exercises including medical, legal, and conference interpreting subject matter by request. Participants learn to serve as helpful and efficient study partners for one another, and are provided precise and insightful tips on where to find study materials and how to best use them.


About the presenter:

Nicholas Zacherl is a certified professional conference, court, business, and medical interpreter practicing since 2001. He has interpreted in hospitals, the courts, business incubators, international institutions, rushing rivers, air­-conditioned booths, noisy elevators, vineyards, speeding trains, on cliffsides, and for scientists, prisoners, lawyers, researchers, statesmen, cultural icons, and, most importantly, everyday people. Nicholas brings a very practical approach to his seminars, believing that the best lessons are drawn from practice, and that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!


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