Full-day Refresher Course with AIIC interpreter and trainer David Violet
This course will provide a review of the interpreting process and work step-by-step through the building blocks of consecutive with notes. It will emphasize good understanding and analysis while taking notes. It will teach the note-taking system used in top interpreting schools. The system supports clear, accurate and complete interpreting including numbers, facts, names, emotions, register, and style of pieces ten-minutes or longer. This is an introductory or refresher course. Many months of practice will be necessary for the beginner to reach a professional level.
We will address concepts such as:
Notes as landmarks and memory as the guide on the message path
Page organization that conveys meaning by using columns, diagonal writing, recall lines, etc.
Note-taking in a way that supports understanding, feeling and analysis of the message
Symbols: those used by many professionals but most of all how to build your own organic symbols
Minimal notes that, unlike dense text, tell a story immediately
What you must note and what you can skip
The eye-memory-voice cycle in coordination with hands and notepad.
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