Note-taking for Interpreters - Workshop Series

  • 10/01/2016
  • 12/03/2016
  • 3 sessions
  • 10/01/2016, 08:30 14:30 (PDT)
  • 11/05/2016, 08:30 14:30 (PDT)
  • 12/03/2016, 08:30 14:30 (PST)
  • Impact Hub Seattle
  • 20


  • Regular rate for non NOTIS member
  • Discounted rate for NOTIS member
Note-taking is a skill that many interpreter workshops introduce but few really teach. This workshop is geared for experienced interpreters. You will refine and hone your skills in interpreter note-taking by building strong foundations one layer at a time. During the class time on October 1, November 5 and December 3, Dr. García-Beyaert will teach effective note-taking in a structured and incremental way. Through her hands-on, interactive approach, you will learn note-taking techniques developed by trail-blazing conference interpreters since the 50’s. Between workshops, you will be expected to practice these skills in your professional work or personal study time. By December, you will be able to rely on your note-taking skills for longer and more accurate consecutive renditions. Apply these skills in court, medical, social services or any other setting!

Who is teaching?     
Sofía García-Beyaert, PhD. is an interpreter, interpreter trainer and researcher in language access policy. Co-author of the pioneering textbook The Community Interpreter® International Edition, Dr. García-Beyaert taught postgraduate and master’s classes on interpreting skills-building at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) before moving to Seattle.

When? SATURDAY, October 1st, November 5th and December 3rd 2016
Please note that this is a three-part series; attendance is required at all three workshops.
Check-in at 8:00 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:00 a.m. to sign in.
Class from 8:30 – 2:30, with a 15-minute mid-morning break and a 45-minute lunch break

Where? Impact HUB Seattle - 220 2nd Ave South (Pioneer Square) – Seattle WA 98104.

* ATTENDANCE LIMITED to 50 participants.

Cost? $180 for NOTIS members
$ 220 for non-members
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Via the web (before midnight on September 28th)
Click on “Registration” button and pay online.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Via regular mail (registrations must be received by September 28th) Fill out the form and select "invoice me" at payment page. You will receive an invoice with mailing instructions.

Refunds? We regret that no refunds can be given after September 28th, 2016. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before September 28th.

Directions? Driving directions, parking information and public transit information can be found at

Lunch? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments or lunch will be provided. Breaks may be too short to purchase food. We encourage you to bring your snacks and refreshments.

CE credits? 15 performance skills-based education credits have been approved by the WA AOC, 10 continuing education points have been approved by ATA and 5 continuing education credits have been approved by WA DSHS. 

*ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI. 

*Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who attend all three workshops, who arrive on time and who stay for the entire workshopPlease note that this is a workshop series and participation in all three classes is required to obtain Continuing Education Credits.

Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content? Please contact Sofia García-Beyaert at 

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at
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