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Starting Work as a Translator or Interpreter (SWATI) 2 June 2018

Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)

Saturday, 2 June 2018 from 10:00 to 18:00 (BST)

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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 – Hogg Lecture Theatre, 

Morning Session

10.00 – 10.05      Welcome                                                                   

10.05 – 10.30      Working as a public service interpreter  Zoe Diderich 

10.30 – 10.55      Working as a translator: freelance, in-house, generalist or specialist work? Kari Koonin

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

11.20 – 11.50      Refreshment break    

11.50 – 12.15      Using your languages in Amnesty International  Philippa Dunn 

12.15 – 12.40      Breaking through the “no experience–no work” barrier: pro bono work    Joanna Waller               

12.40 – 13.10      Panel Question and Answer Session    

 13.10 – 14.10      Lunch (Bring your own lunch)   

 Afternoon Session 

14.10 – 14.35      Standing out when starting out    Nicholas Nicou

14.35 – 15.00      A glance at transcreation  Romina Franceschina, Hogarth Worldwide

15.00 – 15.25      Working as an Interpreter Katharina Wawrzon          

15.25 – 15.55      Refreshment break

15.55 – 16.20      Working with translation companies  Surrey Translation Bureau 

16.20 – 16.45      ISO 17100: An introduction  Raisa McNab  Sandberg Translation Partners Limited 

16.45 – 17.10      Careers in translation and interpreting at the EU   Rebecca Watts                 

17:10 – 17.40      Panel Question & Answer Session            



  • Registration will take place from 9:30 am in the Social Space, ground floor, Marylebone Campus.
  • 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. 
  • The nearest tube station is Baker 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?
  • The event will be filmed and photographed.

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

Do you have questions about Starting Work as a Translator or Interpreter (SWATI) 2 June 2018? Contact Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)

When & Where

University of Westminster
Marylebone Campus Westminster Business School
35 Marylebone Road
NW1 5LS London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 2 June 2018 from 10:00 to 18:00 (BST)

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