Great translation webinars!

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Dear Colleagues,
The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA), is pleased to let you know about our upcoming webinars.  These series are open to anyone interested in translating. 

An Introduction to Translation Webinar Series with Regina Landeck

September 23, Monday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm | Source Text and Target Text

· Many exams fail because the candidate did not successfully analyze the source text for its meaning, structure, background, tone, and literary devices. This webinar aims at raising awareness of these important aspects of a successful translation.

September 24, Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm | Translation Processes and Practice Session

· What goes into a successful translation? Which processes are involved? This webinar will provide some guidance. Candidates are requested to translate a text before the webinar. We will discuss the translation processes and look at the elements that make this text challenging.

September 25, Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm | Revision Techniques

· Translation - like writing - is a process. The first draft is never the final version. In this webinar, we will discuss revision techniques for exams and professional translation work.

September 26, Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm | Freelancing as a Translator

· Most translators in Canada are freelancers. Taking the step toward self-employment can be scary and requires serious thought and preparation. This webinar offers some food for thought about freelancing in today's global economy.

Cost: Each webinar is $40.00 (or you can purchase all four for $140) 
Registration Deadline: TBA (minimum number of participants is 14) 
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Regina Landeck has been running her translation company, ProLingua Consulting, since 1998. She is a certified member of ATIA for German to English and English to German. Her educational background includes a Law Degree from Germany, a Post-graduate Diploma in Adult Education from the University of Alberta and a Master’s Degree in Translation from the University of the West of England. She has many years of experience teaching English as a Second Language, has developed online teaching materials and currently edits German language courses for Athabasca University. For 10 years, she taught the ‘Advanced German to English Legal Translation’ course in the Translation Certificate Program at New York University. Regina started serving on the  Council of ATIA in 1995 and was the President of ATIA for 12 years She is very active within the professional community at the provincial and national level.


Reading Comprehension Examination Preparation with Roula Salam

August 30 and 31 (Friday 6 pm to 8 pm / Saturday 10 am to 12 noon)

This two-part webinar will help prepare you for the Language Proficiency Reading Comprehension Exam by focusing on important reading comprehension skills, such as skimming for main idea, scanning for information identifying textual structure, making inferences, evaluating a text, guessing meaning from context, timed reading, and more!  

We will focus on different skills in each webinar, and there will be practice exercises and homework as well. 

Cost: Each webinar is $40.00 (or you can purchase both for $70) Registration Deadline: August 26 (minimum number of participants is 14)

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Roula Salam, PhD, CTr is a certified Arabic-English translator. She teaches English at the University of Alberta and is the Managing Partner of Words Without Borders Inc.