UTIC-2016: June 10–12, 2016. Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine
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Get a Job. Get a Life. Soft Skills of an Interpreter

A hands-on workshop by Elena Chudnovskaya for those who feel that their academic training have not given them a sufficiently good idea of how they can survive and make a living as interpreters.

We will cover a broad range of issues and challenges. They will include ethics and public speaking, customer relations, interpreters’ terminology management software. We will touch upon interpreting standards and regulations, and the new reality of online interpreting shops (and whether or not they are a threat). We will discuss quite a few real life cases and simulate several challenging situations. We will certainly spend some time focusing on the voice as an interpreter’s tool and «voice hygiene». The students will see how by mastering their voice they can control their emotions and minimize stress and fatigue.

We will wrap up with a business game and/or a Q&A session, at the students’ choice.

The workshop may be of interest to nascent interpreters, students of interpreting wishing to see whether there is a potential for them in the profession, and more experienced colleagues wishing to hear about peer experience and share their views on interpreting as a business, as a career, and as a lifestyle.

Workshop language: Russian.