Note-Taking for Consecutive Interpreting, Step 1 - NOW ONLINE

02 May 20

09:00 — 18:00

San Francisco, CA, USA

AIIC Courses


Online via Zoom. 


Registration required!
Please register by 02 May 2020

Organised by
Region USA - Active Members

Full-day Refresher Course with AIIC interpreter and trainer David Violet

Please note: due to the Covid-19 crisis this course will be conducted online via Zoom.

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.

Note: Step 2 of this course (originally scheduled for 3 May) has been cancelled.

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