Register now for training webinars!

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA), is pleased to let you know about our upcoming webinars. These start next week, so there is a small window registering. The first series is open to anyone who is interested in translating, the second webinar is only available to members of a sister association.

An Introduction to Translation Webinar Series with Regina Landeck
March 25, Monday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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.
March 26, Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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.
March 27, Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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.
March 28, Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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: March 22 (minimum number of participants is 14)
Registration on ATIA’s website under the Events Tab,
•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 has edited 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.