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Next Webinar:


December 14th, 2019


11:00 am – 1:30 pm EST


Athena Matilsky


Conference Consecutive for the Court Interpreter


Not all utterances are created equal, and interpretations are based not on words alone. The expert interpreter must be able to look past the words to the ideas. S/he must assimilate the logic of the phrase and organize it appropriately in their minds before the pen hits the paper. In this workshop, participants will learn to organize their thoughts the way that conference interpreters do, by analyzing the structure of 2-3 minute speeches. This will allow for better focus and the ability to bypass the panic caused by a speaker going beyond a couple of sentences. Participants will then learn how to apply this organization to their written notes for court interpreting.

Athena Matilsky is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree focusing in Spanish Interpretation and Translation. Through internship programs, specialized coursework and hours of self-study, she became a Certified Healthcare Interpreter, passed the NJ interpreting exams at the master level, and achieved certification as a Federal Court Interpreter. She was a full-time staff interpreter for the NJ judiciary in Trenton for three years and was also editor-in-chief of NAJIT’s publication, Proteus. Currently, she is adding French as her third language in order to pursue a Master’s degree in Conference Interpretation at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She continues to freelance for the courts and she tutors private clients on interpretation technique.


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