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Starting Work as a Translator or Interpreter (SWATI) 10 June 2017

Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI)

Saturday, 10 June 2017 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

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SWATI - London 9 Jun 2017 Free  

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Are you interested in working as a translator or interpreter, but unsure how to start?

This one-day seminar should answer questions for new translators / interpreters on:

  • Training & CPD
  • Generalist or specialist translating & different types of interpreting
  • Working with translation companies
  • Working for the EU
  • Pricing
  • Breaking through the “no experience – no work” barrier

9.30 – 10.00        Registration  Social Space, Ground Floor

Morning Session

10.00 – 10.05      Welcome                                                                   

10.05 – 10.30      Working as a translator: freelance, in-house, generalist or specialist work? 

10.30 – 10.55      Working as a public service interpreter  

10.55 – 11.20      Pricing & financial aspects of being a translator/interpreter   Joanna Waller

11.20 – 11.50      Refreshment break    

11.50 – 12.15      Sympathy for the devil – a glance at transcreation  

12.15 – 12.45      Breaking through the “no experience–no work” barrier: pro bono work    Joanna Waller                              

12.45 – 13.15      Panel Question and Answer Session    


13.15 – 14.15      Lunch (Bring your own lunch)   


Afternoon Session 

14.15 – 14.40      Standing out when starting out    Nicholas Nicou

14.40 – 15.05      Translators Without Borders     Sue Fortescue                  

15.05 – 15.30      Working as an Interpreter          Katie Belo dos Santos 

15.30 – 15.55      Working with translation companies     

16.00 – 16.25      ISO 17100: An introduction  Ksenia Ivanova Codex Global 

16.25 – 16.55      Panel Question & Answer Session            



  • Registration will take place from 9:30 am 
  • Please bring refreshments and snacks with you for the breaks.
  • There are a number of sandwich and fast-food outlets including Pizza Express, Starbucks, M&S Food, Yo! Sushi, MacDonalds, Pret, KFC, Wetherspoons, ASK, Pizza Express, Tesco Express, Boots close to the University where food can be purchased in the lunch break. 
  • Nearest tube station is  Oxford Circus, Goodge Street, Gt Portland Street.
  • Throughout the day, our staff and student helpers will be on hand to offer directions and answer any questions you might have.
  • Please, can you inform us if you have a disability so that we can make any necessary arrangements.

 Any questions please click on the  'Contact the Organiser' button.

Do you have questions about Starting Work as a Translator or Interpreter (SWATI) 10 June 2017? Contact Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI)

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University of Westminster, Little Titchfield Street Campus
12 Little Titchfield Street
W1W London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 10 June 2017 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

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