About the Video

How to Prepare for an Interpreting Assignment

This is a webinar for interpreters nd anyone who needs to prepare for more complex interpreting assignments.

If you plan, or already have to prepare for challenging assignments which may involve technical or specialised vocabulary, this webinar is for you.

Some terminology is very specific, you either know it or you don’t. The importance of preparation is therefore imperative. Get it wrong and not only your client gets it wrong but any future assignments may be affected. The preparation involves not only vocabulary but also cultural and background information.


This webinar will discuss:

  • Background information
  • Cultural connotations
  • Developing a Glossary
  • Knowledge of speaker and their style
  • Research of topic
  • Professionalism
  • Presentation skills
  • Subject-specific expressions and phrases
  • What to do if you miss a word or are unsure of what it is said
  • Pitfalls to be avoided

All webinars are recorded: if you miss the live session, you will be able to view the recording later.

Who should watch it?

Newly trained interpreters and anyone who needs to prepare for more complex interpreting assignments.

What are the benefits to you?

To reach a wider audience and develop awareness of the importance of preparation for interpreting assignments to maintain standards of professionalism.


Anita Bamberger-Hayim

A bilingual French/ English linguist, fascinated by languages and the importance of cultural connotations. A freelance interpreter and translator with a degree in French and English and an MA in linguistics and translation.

Has worked in major companies in Paris such as Poclain , Ciba Geigy , Renault and Philips and helped with the translation of documents which was a fantastic opportunity to develop specialist vocabulary in context.

Has trained as a court interpreter and translator, does freelance interpreting and translation. Supervisor at Westminster University for MA interpreting projects.


CIOL membership discount: 10% (the code is available on the membership page)


10 June 2019


6:00 pm UK time. Click here to see the time where you live.


Each session will last approximately 60-70 minutes plus Q&A.

CPD points

Each session earns one hour of CPD (ATA approved for one point). Our webinars and courses are accredited by the CIOL and by the Dutch Bureau Wbtv as ‘erkende opleiding’ (approved training). ITI members may also log these webinars as CPD hours. The same is true of most other professional institutes.

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