November 2018 Member Meeting: Interpreting at Depositions
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Date(s) - 11 / 19 Monday / 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The New York Circle of Translators invites you to our next member event on November 19.

Send an e-mail by Tuesday, November 13 to to confirm your attendance.

Elena Langdon
On/Off the Record:
Interpreting at Depositions and How to Master this Niche

Monday, November 19, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm
NYU School of Professional Studies
7 East 12th St. Room 321
Bring ID for access to building


Presentation to be followed by Q&A and networking

You are invited to bring a bottle of wine or light refreshments to share
Intended for experienced interpreters who want to branch out to a new niche, this presentation will outline the procedures, expectations, and nuances of interpreting during a deposition or similar hearing. We will cover videoconferencing, how to make fast friends with the court reporter, dealing with “immigrant speak,” and logistics. Preparation (and survival) strategies, vocabulary, and dos and don’ts will also be addressed. Some examples will be given in Portuguese, but the presentation is open and beneficial to all. Depositions can be tricky; after this session you will feel more prepared and confident to tackle a new interpreting environment.

Speaker bio:
Elena Langdon has been a professional interpreter and translator since 2000, focusing on the medical and legal fields. She is certified by the American Translators Association as a translator (Portuguese into English) and by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters as a core-certified healthcare interpreter. She holds a Master’s in Translation Studies from UMass Amherst. Elena has presented around the country and internationally, and has been teaching interpreting and translation since 2005 at institutions such as Boston University, Smith College, and the University of Chicago. For over six years she supervised a staff of 50 interpreters at a large healthcare system in western Massachusetts. Elena was chairperson of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters and currently helps produce webinars for interpreter trainers for the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care. She is also a Director of the American Translators Association.

Reply to this message or send an e-mail by Tuesday, November 13 to to confirm your attendance.

We hope to see you there!
Free for NYCT members
Non-member admission is $10, payable here.