An Introduction to Interpreting

A step by step guide

This workshop will help you understand the advantages of adding interpreting to your portfolio of services, explain the different types of interpreting and describe home study techniques

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Discover your potential as an interpreter

  • A 3-hour workshop covering
    interpreting essentials
    18 October 2022, 4pm GMT


This three-hour class is for students who would like to explore opportunities in interpreting, based on the instructor's experience passing the state-level court interpreting exam and earning a Master's in Conference Interpreting after 15+ years as a freelance translator.



Corinne will cover:

Why translators might want to consider branching out into interpreting

Assessing what it would take for you to work as an interpreter

The various "flavors" of interpreting (medical, court/legal, conference, community) and the pluses and minuses of each one

How to prepare for and pass an interpreting exam

Considering whether to pursue a graduate degree in interpreting

Interpreting home study techniques you can pursue right away


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What’s included?



Access to the live session with Corinne on October 18th

✓ Recording will be made available for registered attendees

✓ Certificate of attendance


Who this Training for:

Translators with limited or no knowledge of interpreting who would like to evaluate if adding interpreting services is right for them, and how to go about this.


Your trainer:


Corinne McKay, CT is an ATA-certified French to English translator and Colorado court-certified French interpreter based in Boulder, Colorado. A full-time freelancer since 2002, she specializes in international development, corporate communications, and non-fiction book translations, and in court and conference interpreting. In addition to her own translation work, Corinne has written books and taught courses for other freelance translators since 2005; her book, How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, has become a go-to reference for the industry, with over 12,000 copies in print. Through her online platform Training for Translators, she teaches business development classes for other translators. Corinne co-hosts the podcast Speaking of Translation with Eve Bodeux, and served on the Board of the American Translators Association for seven years, including as ATA president from 2017-2019. She holds a Bachelor's degree in French and English, a Master's degree in French Literature, and is a current student in the Glendon College/York University Master's in Conference Interpreting program.

How it works:


Join the Training and follow the link to your course at your My Courses page: Watch the videos and work with training handouts for as much time as needed. 




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Training materials, links to the live sessions and certificates of completion will be available in your personal training cabinet. If you have not received the link to the training platform or have any doubts, contact the Support Center for details.

Yes, you can join the course any time as we are recording the small group coaching sessions and you will have unlimited access to all training materials. You are also welcome to contact the trainer after the training week should you have further questions.  Students will be placed into cohorts, with new cohorts starting every 2-3 months.  Contact for more information.

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