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Holiday Get-Together-Sorry, this event is now closed. We are at maximum capacity.
Date: Saturday, December 09, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Moe's on Ten Restaurant, Novi, MI
Description:

It's December and so it is time for our annual holiday celebration. This year we are again offering an all-you-can-eat brunch at Moe's on Ten restaurant in Novi, Michigan. Brunch is on us, but feel free to bring a dessert if you'd like. We hope you'll join us for great food, good conversation and, of course, networking. To reserve your seat, please contact MiTiN President, Evelyn Villarruel, at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com.

 

Event: Annual Holiday Get-Together

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Moe's on Ten, 39455 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375

Cost: Free to MiTiN members

RSVP: evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com

       

ATA Round Table Discussion (Sorry, this event is now closed. We are at maximum capacity.)
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Livonia, MI
Description:

Please join us for a recap of this year's ATA conference. We will meet for lunch at Bravo! Cucina Italiana Restaurant in Livonia, Michigan. This is one of our most enjoyable annual events. We get to listen and learn from our collegeagues who attended the ATA conference while we enjoy a delicious lunch. This event is open to MiTiN members as well as to non-members. Attendees this year will receive a $10.00 gift card to Bravo! Cucina Italiana.

 

To reserve your seat, please contact MiTiN Vice President, Emma Hernández, at hernae2000@yahoo.com. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Event: Annual ATA Round Table Discussion

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Bravo! Cucina Italiana Restaurant, 17700 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152

Cost: There is a $12.00 flat fee, (cash only), for the lunch which includes your choice of soup/salad, an entree and a beverage. 

       

8th MiTiN Regional Conference on Interpreting and Translation
Date: Saturday, October 07, 2017 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Novi Oaks Hotel (Formerly known as Crowne Plaza)
Description:

Sessions and hands-on workshops for interpreters, translators, students and language service providers. For more information, or to register for the conference, please visit www.mitin.org and click on "Conference Home".

 

Please note that the venue is the same, but its name has changed. The hotel is now known as the Novi Oaks Hotel.

Address: 27000 Karevich Drive, Novi, Michigan

 

ALSO, if you are planning to attend the Technology for Interpreters workshop, please bring your smart phone and a pair of ear buds.

       

Marketing Yourself as a Foreign Language Interpreter
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 Time: 1:00 - 4:30
Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI
Description:

Have you ever wondered how best to market yourself as a foreign language interpreter? Join us for a presentation by Mr. Ratib Habbal, who will share his winning techniques as he leverages his MBA-Marketing degree with his 9 years of interpreting. Ratib will discuss the marketing tactics that have worked for him, as well as the ones that have not. Come prepared with your questions. The latter part of the presentation is a Q & A that will surely have you walking away feeling that the presentation was beneficial to your future.

 

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Registration)

          1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Presentation)

Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154

Cost: $10.00 MiTiN members, $20.00 non-members, $5.00 students (with valid ID)

RSVP: Emma Hernández at hernae2000@yahoo.com

CEUs: 2.0 CEUs

       

ATA Certification Exam
Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI
Description:

This will be the second exam sitting sponsored by MiTiN for this year. If you have registered for the exam, please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Our proctors are ATA Certified Translators: Izumi Suzuki and Hiromi Fujii.

 

Good luck to all who will be taking the exam!

       

Annual MiTiN Barbecue
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 46320 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48374
Description:

Great food, entertainment, fun activities for the young and old- and a wonderful opportunity to network. Please come join us at the annual MiTiN barbecue. The main courses are provided, but you are welcome to bring a side dish or a dessert in a disposable serving dish. As always, family members are welcome to attend with you. 

 

Please park across the street at the St. James Church. If someone else is driving you there, we ask that you be dropped off at the KinderCare on Homestead Court just east of our location.

 

RSVP: bbq@suzukimyers.com or call 248-344-0909

       

Take on a Challenge - the ATA exam
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI
Description:

Do you know what the ATA certification exam is all about? Are you thinking about taking this challenge, but you're not quite sure how to prepare for it? Are you aware of how ATA certification would help you? 

 

This session is designed to help you understand the ATA certification program in general and how to prepare for it. Please join us for an instructional and helpful discussion on the ATA certification exam. Our speakers are Hiromi Fujii and Izumi Suzuki, ATA Certified Translators.

 

This seminar will be of interest to interpreters as well as translators.

To reserve your seat, please contact MiTiN President, Evelyn Villarruel, at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com

 

Date: June 24, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI

CEUs: 2.0

Cost: $10.00 for MiTiN members;$25.00 for non-members; $15.00 for students with valid ID

       

Interpreting for Michigan Schools
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI
Description:

Please join us for an informative panel discussion on interpreting for Michigan schools. This event offers 2.0 CEUs and is free to all MiTiN members and students.

 

To reserve your seat, please contact Evelyn Villarruel at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com or call 734-634-0882

       

Business Seminar/New Member Orientation
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 Time: 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI
Description:

This is our annual business seminar and new member orientation. It is a wonderful opportunity for our new members to learn more about MiTiN- as well as the translation/interpreting industry- from our veteran members. This year, we are fortunate to have as our guest speakers Erin Foley and Kledia Xhelilajt, successful project managers at Techworld Language Solutions. Whether you are new to the industry, or a seasoned professional, there'll be a lot to learn from these two presenters. This event offers 1.0 CEUs. Light refreshments to be served. Hope to see you there!

 

CEUs 1.0

Cost: Free to MiTiN members and students; $30.00 non-members (Payable by check or cash; exact change, please.)

RSVP: Vice President, Emma Hernández, at hernae2000@yahoo.com

~SEATING IS LIMITED~

       

Project Contracts
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI
Description:

Have you ever felt you had to pass on an assignment because you were troubled by the wording in the project contract? Have you ever chosen not to work for a Language Service Provider (LSP) rather than sign a contract that seemd one-sided, unclear or even predatory? Then please join us on Saturday, February 25, 2017, when attorney Rafael C. Villarruel will discuss work contracts and how best to handle those worrisome provisions.

 

CEUs: 2.0

RSVP: Vice President, Emma Hernández, at hernae2000@yahoo.com

Cost: Free to MiTiN Members

       

Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017 Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Novi Piblic Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI
Description:

At this meeting, we will recap the events we held in 2016, and discuss possible events for 2017. Nominations for the 2017 board will be accepted. There is no fee to attend. Light refreshments will be served. 

 

RSVP: Emma Hernández at hernae2000@yahoo.com

       

Holiday Get-Together - Sorry, this event is now closed. We are at maximum capacity.
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Moe's on Ten Restaurant, Novi, MI
Description:
It's time for our annual holiday celebration. This year we are offering an all-you-can-eat brunch at Moe's on Ten restaurant in Novi, Michigan. Brunch is on us but you can bring a dessert to share if you'd like. We hope you'll join us for great food, good conversation and of course, networking. To reserve your seat, please contact MiTiN Vice President, Emma Hernandez at hernae2000@yahoo.com
       

ATA Round Table Discussion
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Livonia, MI
Description:

Please join us for a recap of the highlights of this year's ATA conference. We will meet for lunch at Bravo! Cucina Italiana in Livonia, Michigan. The food is delicious, we'll get to listen and learn from our colleagues who attended the ATA conference, and we'll have an opportunity to network. This event is open to MiTiN members as well as to non-members. To reserve your seat, please contact MiTiN President, Evelyn Villarruel, at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com.

 

Event: Annual ATA Round Table Discussion

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Location: Bravo! Cucina Italiana Restaurant, 17700 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152

Cost: If you wish to order lunch, there is a $12.00 flat fee which includes salad, entree and a beverage

 

       

57th Annual ATA Conference
Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: San Francisco, California
Description:

This year's ATA conference will be held in beautiful San Francisco, California and willl run from November 2nd through November 5th. For more info, please visit the ATA website at www.ata.org.

 

       

7th Annual Regional Conference on Interpreting and Translation
Date: Saturday, October 01, 2016 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Novi, MI, 27000 Karevich Drive, Novi, MI 48377
Description:

Please join us for MiTiN's 7th Annual Regional Conference on Interpreting and Translation. This event will again be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Novi, Michigan on October 1, 2016. This year's keynote speaker is nationally recognized interpreter and author, James Nolan. For more information, please visit our conference page at http://www.mitin.org/conference.

 

Hope to see you there!

       

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) Sorry, registration is now closed. We are at maximum capacity.
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI
Description:

Please join us for an informative seminar on VRI and the role it currently plays in the interpreting industry. Guest Speaker, Jinny Bromberg of Bromberg & Associates, will be discussing, "the future of interpreting and how it may be impacted by VRI, practical considerations for any interpreters interested in doing VRI, training needed to perform VRI successfully and the future of this relatively new modality."

 

CEUs: 2.0

Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI

Date: September 17, 2016

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 for members; $25.00 for non-members; $15.00 for students with valid ID

 

To reserve your seat, please contact Evelyn Villarruel at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com

 

 

More info to follow.

       

Annual MiTiN Barbecue
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 46320 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48374
Description:
Please come join us for our annual barbecue. This social event is always a joy to attend. The food is great, you'll make new friends or get reacquainted with old ones. The main courses are provided, but feel free to bring a dish to share, if you like, in a disposable serving dish. Please park across the street at St. James Church. RSVP: bbq@suzukimyers.com or call 248-344-0909
       

The Translator's Toolkit- Sorry, registration is now closed. We are at maximum capacity.
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016 Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bloomfield Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Description:

Please join us as professional translator, and former MiTiN Conference Chair, Jessica Kuwahara, shares with us her insights on how to be a better translator. This seminar offers 2.0 CEUs. To reserve a seat, please contact Emma Hernandez at hernae2000@yahoo.com or Evelyn Villarruel at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com

       

Anatomy of a Criminal Case
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Legal Aid & Defender Office, Detroit, MI
Description:

Please join us as attorney, Richard Lynch, discusses the procedural steps in a criminal case from arrest to conviction or acquittal. Attendees will not only learn about criminal court procedure, but will also become familiar with criminal court terminology. This event will be of interest to both seasoned and novice court interpreters. Session to be followed by Q & A. CEUs: 2.0

 

This event will be held at the Legal Aid and Defender Building in Detroit. Parking is free.

 

Date: May 21, 2016

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: 613 Abbott St., Detroit, MI 48226 (Parking is free in adjacent lot)

Cost: Free to MiTiN members; $35.00 for non-members, $10.00 for students

CEUs: 2.0

 

RSVP: Vice President, Emma Hernández, at hernae2000@yahoo.com

       

Simultaneous Interpreting Workshop- Sorry, we are at maximum capacity. Registration is now closed.
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Techworld Language Solutions, Troy, Michigan
Description:

This workshop is an introduction to conference interpreting. Attendees must already be able to interpret simultaneously. There will be a skill building workshop to sharpen our simultaneous interpreting skills. We will also be discussing proper protocol and etiquette for conference interpreters. Attendees will be introduced to working in a booth, and will get some experience interpreting with a partner in the booth.

 

This session will be limited to the first 24 registrants. 

 

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Techworld Language Solutions, 2760 Industrial Row Drive, Troy, MI 48084

CEUs: 2.5

Cost: $35.00 for members; $55.00 for non-members (payable at the door)

 

To register for this event, please contact Vice President, Emma Hernandez at hernae2000@yahoo.com

       

Ethics for Interpreters- Sorry, we are at maximum capacity. Registration is now closed.
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bloomfield Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Description:

This MiTiN event will feature an interactive session with a panel of experienced legal and medical interpreters. Work related ethical situations will be discussed. This session offers 2.0 CEUs. 

 

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI

CEUs: 2.0

Cost: There is no fee to attend this event.

 

~SEATING IS LIMITED~ To reserve your seat, please contact Evelyn at: evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com 

 

Panelists:

Donna Bos, a State of Michigan Certified Spanish Court Interpreter, co-founder of Fidelity Language Services, LLC., and the interpreter representative on the Foreign Language Board of Review

 

Jinny Bromberg, a State of Michigan Certified Russian Court Interpreter, owner of Bromberg Translation Services and Interpreter Education Online

 

Rafael C. Villarruel, Deputy Defender at the Federal Defender Office in Detroit and a member of the Foreign Language Board of Review

       

New Member Orientation/Business Seminar
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI
Description:

This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for our new members to learn more about MiTiN- as well as the translation/interpreting industry- from our veteran members. Our guest speakers this year are Tom and Alison Ellett from Ontario, Canada. Please join us as this successful duo share their insights and provide great tips on starting and growing a successful translation/interpreting business. Whether you are new to MiTiN, or one of our seasoned members, you'll find this seminar is well worth attending.

 

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072

Cost: Free to MiTiN members and students with ID; $15.00 for non-members, payable at the door.

 

-SEATING IS LIMITED- To reserve your seat, please contact MiTiN Vice President, Emma Hernández, at hernae2000@yahoo.com

       

Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016 Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

It's January, and for MiTiN it can only mean it's time for our Annual General Meeting. Come join us as we recap the events we held in 2015, and ask you what events you'd like to see in 2016. This will also be an opportune occasion to renew your membership in person. Refreshments will be served. See you there!

 

Event: Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, Michigan

       

MiTiN Holiday Celebration -Sorry, we are at maximum capacity.Registration is now closed.
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Peabody's Restaurant, Birmingham, MI
Description:

Every year in December, MiTiN members gather to celebrate the holiday season. This year MiTiN will again host this event at the Peabody Restaurant in Birmingham. Please join us for a relaxing and fun afternoon of socializing and networking. Lunch is on us, but you may bring a dessert to share.

 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Evelyn Villarruel at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com. SEATING IS LIMITED.

 

See you there!

 

Event: MiTiN Annual Holiday Celebration

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Peabody's Restaurant, 34965 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, Michigan

       

ATA Round Table Discussion- Sorry, registration is now closed.
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Livonia, MI
Description:

Please join us for a recap of the highlights of this year's ATA conference. This year we will meet for lunch at Bravo! Cucina Italiana in Livonia, Michigan. The food will be wonderful, the conversation enlightening, and we'll have plenty of time to network. To reserve your seat, please contact MiTiN President, Evelyn Villarruel at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com. This event is open to members and non-members. If you are planning to attend, you can take a peek at the items available for lunch online at www.bravoitalian.com/

 

Event: ATA Round Table Discussion

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Bravo! Cucina Italiana Restaurant, 17700 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152

       

ATA 56th Annual Conference
Date: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Miami, Florida
Description:

MiTiN, a local chapter of the American Translators Association, invites you to attend the ATA 56th Annual Conference. This year it will be held in sunny Miami, Florida. Attendees get the opportunity to network with fellow translators AND interpreters from more than 60 countries. Don't miss your chance to attend the conference that is recognized as "the most comprehensive and respected educational program in the profession."

 

Event:  ATA 56th Annual Conference

Date: Nov. 4-7, 2015

Location: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 South East Second Ave.,Miami, Florida 33131

 

For more information, or to register for the conference, please visit www.atanet.org/conf/2015

       

2015 MiTiN Regional Conference on Interpreting and Translation
Date: Saturday, October 03, 2015 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Novi, MI, 27000 Karevich Drive, Novi, MI 48377
Description:

Please refer to our "Conference" site for information regarding this year's schedule of sessions, speakers and registration. Hope to see you there!

       

Translation Workshop: Courses I and II, SDL Trados Studio 2015
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ypsilanti Public Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Description:

This all day, hands-on workshop is geared to translators, and interpreters, who would like to learn to use a CAT tool for translation projects. We will have a professional trainer, using SDL Trados Studio 2015, working with the attendees. Laptops are recommended, but not required for this training. If you are bringing your laptop, then please make sure that you have installed the 30-day free trial or full version of Trados Studio 2015 prior to September 12th. Installation help will not be available the day of the event. Lunch will be provided. 

 

The link to the free trial of the program is: http://www.translationzone.com/products/sdl-trados-studio/free-trial.html

 

The cost of this personal, full day training is $150.00. However, thanks to our corporate member and sponsor, Techworld Language Solutions, MiTiN members need only pay $75.00 to attend. Lunch will be provided.

 

To register online, please go to: http://www.mitin.org/Workshop.cfm?ID=3

 

Event: Translation Workshop: Courses I and II, SDL Trados Studio 2015

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Cost: $75.00 for MiTiN members and students; $150.00 for non-members

CEUs: 4.0

       

ATA Certification Exam
Date: Saturday, August 01, 2015 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI
Description:

This year's ATA certification exam will take place on August 1, 2015, at the Novi Public Library. Seating is limited to 12 candidates only. For more information, or to register for the exam, please visit the ATA website at www.atanet.org.

       

MiTiN Annual BBQ Party
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 46320 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48374
Description:

Please join us for what has become a wonderful MiTiN tradition. There will be great food. The main courses are provided, but you can bring a dish to share in a disposable dish, if you like. There will also be entertainment. Ian will provide fun music. At 4:25 p.m. Marina will share her beautiful voice with us. At 5:00 p.m. there will be Salsa lessons, and at 6:00 p.m. the White Pine Glee Club will serenade us.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Event:  MiTiN Annual BBQ Party

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location:  46320 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48374  (Please park across the street at St. James Church.)

RSVP: bbq@suzukimyers.com or phone: 248-344-0909

       

Professional Issues for Court Interpreters & the Michigan Interpreter Rules - The Unspoken Truth
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI
Description:

Navigating through the Michigan court interpreter rules and its practical applications is like navigating through unchartered waters, depending on the part of the state you may get called in to appear as an interpreter. What is written in the rule and how it is applied can be as different as night and day. In this workshop we will discuss:

 

1) Success and Survival Strategies

2) Challenges Working throughout the State as a Court Interpreter

3) Ethical Dilemmas and Conflict of Interest Problems

4) Dealing with Lawyers and Judges

5) Professional Standards and the Code of Conduct

 

Please join us for this informative, interactive workshop led by attorney, and State Qualified Court Interpreter, Angie Martell of the Iglesia Martell Law Firm in Ann Arbor. This workshop offers 2.0 CEUs.

 

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI

Cost: FREE to all MiTiN members; $20.00 for non-members; $10.00 for students with valid ID

CEUs: 2.0

 

To reserve your seat, please contact MiTiN Vice President, Emma Hernández, at hernae2000@yahoo.com


For questions about this event, please contact MiTiN President, Evelyn Villarruel at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com

       

Consecutive Interpreting 101 (We have reached capacity. Enrollment is closed.)
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Bloomfield Township Library
Description:

Whether you are a medical, legal, conference or commmunity interpreter, good note taking is essential to performing well. This seminar is for those who would like to hone their consecutive interpreting skills by improving their note taking. It will be of most value for beginner to intermediate level interpreters. It will also be very helpful to those preparing for certification exams. This is a non-language, non-field specific seminar. It offers 2.0 CEU's.

 

Our guest presenter is Hiromi Fujii, a practicing conference interpreter/translator at Suzuki, Myers & Associates, Ltd. Hiromi will share some basic consecutive interpreting skills with attendees. Please bring your notepad for practice exercises. As always, there will be time for networking at the end.

 

Date: May 16, 2015

Time: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m..

Location: Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302

Cost: FREE to all MiTiN members; $20.00 for non-members; $10.00 for students with valid ID

 

To reserve your seat, please contact MiTiN Vice President, Emma Hernandez, at hernae2000@yahoo.com

       

Best Practices for Medical and Court Interpreters
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Northville District Library
Description:

Guest Presenters:

 

David Porta, Ph.D., CHI

Interpreter and Translator

UMHS Interpreter Services Program

 

Ratib Habbal

SCAO Qualified Court Interpreter

 

Event: Seminar: Best Practices for Court and Medical Interpreters

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Northville District Library, 212 West Cady St., Northville, MI 48167

Cost: FREE for all MiTiN members; $15.00 for students with valid ID; $40.00 for non-members (cash or check only)

CEU's: 4.0

 

~LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED~

 

Seating is limited. Please register for this event by contacting Emma Hernandez, MiTiN Vice President, at hernae2000@yahoo.com 

       

New Member Orientation/Business Seminar
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, Livonia, MI
Description:

This annual event is a great opportunity for our new members to learn more about MiTiN, as well as the translation/interpreting industry, from our veteran members. Our guest speaker this year is Donna Bos, a State Certified Court Interpreter and owner of Fidelity Language Resources, LLC, a thriving translation/interpretation agency in Grand Rapids. Donna will share her insights on how to start and grow your business as an independent contractor. Please join us for what promises to be a very informative seminar.

 

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI (First Floor, Room C)

 

Cost:  This event is free to MiTiN members and students; $15.00 for non-members. -SEATING IS LIMITED- To reserve your seat, please contact MiTiN Vice President, Emma Hernandez, at hernae2000@yahoo.com

       

How to Prepare to take the Written Test for Court Interpreting
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015 Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI
Description:

This workshop is designed to prepare candidates to take the written test for court interpreting certification. Materials are included. Instructor will be Evelyn Villarruel, a State Certified Court Interpreter and experienced interpreter trainer.

 

Check-in: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Workshop: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $25.00 for members and students with valid ID, $40.00 for non-members

 

To register, please contact Evelyn Villarruel at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com

       

Annual General Meeting
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

Please join us on Sunday, January 18, 2015, for our Annual General Meeting. We will be discussing the events we have planned for 2015 and recapping the ones we held in 2014.

 

Location: Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI

 

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

       

MiTiN Holiday Get-together
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014 Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Peabody's Restaurant, The Library Room, Birmingham, MI
Description:

Every year, MiTiN members gather in December to celebrate the season. This year will be no different, with the exception that this year MiTiN will be hosting the celebration at a restaurant. Please join us for what should be a relaxing and fun afternoon of socializing and networking. Lunch is on us, but you may bring a dessert to share.

 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Sandy Rochette, the MiTiN Events Manager, at sandyrochette@yahoo.com.

 

See you there!

 

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Time 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Peabody's Restaurant, The Library Room, 34965 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI

RSVP: Sandy Rochette, MiTiN Events Manager, at sandyrochette@yahoo.com

       

ATA Round Table Discussion
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 Time: Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Peabody's Restaurant, 34965 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI
Description:

Please join us for a casual lunch and a lively discussion of the highlights of this year's ATA conference. No reservations are necessary. We will meet in the Library Room at Peabody's Restaurant. 

       

ATA 55th Annual Conference
Date: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Description:

MiTiN, a local chapter of the American Translators Association, encourages you to attend the ATA 55th Annual Conference. This year it will be held in Chicago, Illinois from November 5 - 8, 2014. As always, it promises to be a wonderful experience for both translators and interpreters. The ATA Annual Conference is recognized as "the most comprehensive and respected educational program in the profession." 

 

Event: ATA 55th Annual Conference

Date: November 5 - 8, 2014

Location: Sheraton Hotel, 301 East North Water St., Chicago, Illinois 60611 (Special ATA rates are available until Oct. 13th, or as space allows, at the Sheraton Hotel and the nearby Doubletree Hotel.)

 

For more information, or to register for the conference, please visit www.atanet.org/conf/2014/

       

SDL Trados Studio 2014 Training Course
Date: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Time: 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Location: Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, MI
Description:

This year MiTiN is excited to be part of the SDL Trados Roadshow in Detroit. As such, our members will be able to benefit from the SDL Trados Studio 2014 training being offered from 9:00 a.m. till noon at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. Attendees are welcome to remain for the afternoon sessions as well. Lunch is provided. Special registration rate for MiTiN members is limited to the first 30 members to register. To register for this event, please visit:

 

http://www.sdl.com/promo/MiTiN_detroit_training

 

Event: SDL Trados Studio 2014 Workshop

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Location: Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Cost: First 30 MiTiN members: $49.00; students and non-members: $99.00

       

2014 MiTiN Regional Conference on Interpreting and Translation
Date: Saturday, October 04, 2014 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Novi, MI, 27000 Karevich Drive, Novi, MI 48377
Description:

MiTiN will be hosting its 5th annual regional conference on interpreting and translation on October 4, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Novi. The all-day conference will feature sessions and hands-on workshops of interest to interpreters, translators, language service providers and students. The keynote speakers this year are Lori Thicke, founder of Translators without Borders, and Judy Jenner, author of The Entrepreneurial Linguist. This conference promises to be one you don't want to miss. For more information, please visit the new conference website at mitin.org/conference, or contact Conference Chairs, Irina Jesionowski and Steve Merritt at mitinconference@gmail.com

Registration is now open. Please click here or on "Conference Home" above to register.

       

MiTiN Annual Barbecue
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Suzuki, Myers & Associates
Description:

Our July event is the annual MiTIN barbecue held at Suzuki, Myers and Associates. Please join us for this fun and entertaining celebration that has become a MiTiN tradition. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with other MiTiN members in a relaxed social setting. BYOB. Main courses provided. Bring a dish to share if you would like. Please RSVP: bbq@suzukimyers.com or call 248-344-0909.

Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: 46320 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48374 (Please park across the street at St. James Church.)

       

Accents and Pitches: A Workshop on Accent Modification and Effective Communication
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Canton Public Library, (Purple Room)
Description:

This interactive session addresses three topics which, while seemingly unrelated, have great impact on our professional success.  In Part I, we'll learn easy articulation techniques for pronouncing the sounds in English that attendees find most challenging.  Part II will focus on the other side of the communication street: listening comprehension.  Here we'll learn an approach to systematically and rapidly tuning our ears to unfamiliar accents. The last part of the session switches focus to sales and markets.  Following a proven methodology for increasing sales of services (as opposed to products), we'll develop a plan for marketing and "pitching" your own services to prospects and current clients.  Attendees will leave armed with new communication, as well as a detailed plan for winning business.

 

We hope to see you at this informative and valuable workshop!

 

Presenter: Judy Ravin, Co-Founder of Accents International, LLC

 

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Canton Public Library, 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188 

 

Cost: this event is free to MiTiN members and students with ID; $10.00 for non-members. To reserve your seat, please contact Events Manager, Sandy Rochette, at sandyrochette@yahoo.com

       

Negotiating Contracts: Meeting in the Middle
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Farmington Community Library
Description:

 

Negotiating Contracts: Meeting in the Middle
 
Have you ever agreed to a rate that you felt was less than fair? Was the agency unyielding, or was it your own negotiating skills that got in the way? Recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses in the negotiating process is essential to entering into a contract that is agreeable to all parties involved. Perhaps you are easily persuaded into lowering your rate or may not initially ask for what your time and skill is worth. Maybe your expectations are unrealistic because you are not in touch with what your colleagues are asking for and receiving.
 
This event will guide you in analyzing your own negotiating strategies and help you hone your skills to achieve the best possible result. In this lively and interactive workshop, real-life examples will be shared and the pros and cons of the outcomes will be discussed. We all deserve a fair price for our work – come learn how you can match a price to your expertise and successfully receive the rates you deserve.

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Farmington Community Library, 23500 Liberty St., Farmington, MI
Cost: This event is free to all attendees. To reserve your seat, please contact Events Manager, Sandy Rochette, at sandyrochette@yahoo.com

       

Panel Discussion
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library
Description:

We are delighted to present a panel discussion about the qualities and/or qualifications that are sought by translation companies when they contract interpreters and translators for an assignment. Come find out from notable language service providers in our area what you need to get the job, how to make a good impression, and how to make yourself more marketable. Discussion will be followed by a question and answer period. There will also be time devoted to networking, so don't forget to bring your resume and business cards with you! Our panelists will be:

 

Jinny Bromberg, Bromberg & Associates

Laurie Finch, University Translators Services

Fred Meinberg, Techworld Language Solutions

Carlos Pava, Voices for Health

Sandra Stanley, Fidelity Language Resources

 

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Berkley Public Library

              3155 Coolidge Highway

              Berkley, MI 48072

 

Cost:  This event is free to MiTiN members and students with ID; $10.00 for non-members.  To reserve your seat, please contact Sandy Rochette at sandyrochette@yahoo.com

       

New Member Orientation/Business Seminar
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Marygrove College
Description:

This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for our new members to learn more about MiTiN, and the translation/interpreting industry, from our veteran members.  In addition, our guest speaker this year, Kemba N'Namdi, founder and President of the Kan Group, will provide great tips on starting and growing a successful translation/interpreting business. Whether you are new to MiTiN, or one of our seasoned members, this seminar will be well worth attending. 

 

 

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Time:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Marygrove College

               263 Madame Cadillac Building - Denk Chapman Room, First Floor

               8425 McNichols Road West

               Detroit, MI  48221

 

Cost:  This event is free to MiTiN members and students; $10.00 for non-members. To reserve your seat, please contact Sandy Rochette at sandyrochette@yahoo.com or Evelyn Villarruel at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com

       

Court Interpreting Workshop
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI
Description:

This one-day, language neutral workshop will cover the basics of court interpreting, give an overview of the state's written test, and provide you with a clearer understanding of the skills you must have to pass the state oral certification test. Topics to be covered include criminal court procedure, professional ethics, legal terminology, idiomatic expressions, simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and sight translation. This will be an interactive, practice-oriented workshop. There will be equipment on-site for simultaneous interpreting practice.

 

Presenters:  Irina Jesionowski and Evelyn Villarruel, State Court Certified Interpreters 

 

Lunch will be provided.  Space is limited!  Please RSVP to Mike Jasinski at mejasin@gmail.com

 

Cost: Students: $10.00 (with valid ID)

        Members: $15.00

        Non-members: $20.00

 

Payment accepted at the door.  Cash or checks only.  For more information, please contact Evelyn Villarruel at evelyn.villarruel@gmail.com

       

Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Novi, MI
Description:

MiTiN will hold its 2014 Annual General Meeting to recap the year and discuss plans for the new year.

Time:  January 11, 2013, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48375

All members and friends are welcome!

       

MiTiN Holiday Party
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013 Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Novi, MI
Description:

As tradition has it, MiTiN members get together to celebrate the year-end holidays by informally talking shop and tasting food. Call it a Christmas party, a Hanukka party, a Bonenkai party, a Kwanzaa party, whatever you want. It's for the holidays, whatever your holidays are. 

Bring a dish, or whatever you know how to bring, and celebrate with the rest of the group.  It should be fun.  

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013 
Time: 3:00 p.m. 
Location:  Suzuki-Myers Barn, 46320 Ten Mile Road, Novi

       

Roundtable Discussions on 54th annual ATA Conference
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Ruby Buffet, Canton, MI
Description:

The 54th annual American Translators Association conference in San Antonio will be the topic of discussion among MiTiN attendees "reporting" to us on this yearly event.

The event will be hosted by the MiTiN board.  President James Kirchner, past president Izumi Suzuki and others who attended the conference will report on the latest developments in our trade as presented at the ATA conference.  This is also a great networking opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere.  Other MiTiN members who attended the conference are also free to present.

We'll be meeting at the Ruby Buffet restaurant for an affordable lunch.  The restaurant is at 5848 Sheldon Rd. Canton, MI (map).

Please RSVP to Mike Jasinski: mejasin@gmail.com

       

Health insurance and retirement planning
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library
Description:

James Bokshan of Association Member Benefits, Inc., and his colleague Tony Donadio will discuss the new health insurance landscape and retirement planning.
This is especially important for freelancers, because of January 1, 2014, to comply with the new healthcare reform rules, all individuals must have health insurance or pay a penalty.  The insurance plan an individual picks must not only be affordable and comply with the new federal rules, but there are other things to consider, such as how often the policyholder travels, and other things most people don't think about.  
This year, the MiTiN board decided to partner Associated Member Benefits, Inc., as one option for MiTiN members to check into for insurance needs.  They deal independently with more than 40 insurance companies, so they have a good overview of what the market offers.  They partner with other nonprofit professional associations as well, such as the Michigan Psychologists Association, the Independent Truckers Association and others.
Networking will follow the session.
Presenter: James Bokshan, Tony Donadio
Date: September 28, 2013
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge  Berkley, MI 48072 (map
Cost: Current MiTiN members and students with ID, free. Others, $10.00.

       

ATA Certification Exam - Novi
Date: Saturday, August 03, 2013 Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

MiTiN is again hosting a sitting of the ATA translator certification exams, proctored by Izumi Suzuki.

Place:  Novi Public Library, 45245 W 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375 (map)

The exam involves registration and a fee. You should be an ATA member for at least one month, and there is an eligibility requirement. Read the registration requirements and other information at the ATA's examination information page.

On the day of the exam, if you have registered, please arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand.

       

MiTiN Barbecue Party
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013 Time: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Novi, Mich.
Description:

It's summer, and MiTiN's annual barbecue is coming! Please make time to join us for networking, food and more. Don't forget to RSVP to the office at Suzuki-Myers (office@suzukimyers.com).

Event: MiTiN Summer BBQ Party
Time: July 21, 2013 (Sunday) from 2pm to 7pm
Location: Suzuki-Myers Associates, 46320 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI 48374 (map)
Parking: Please park at St. James Church across the street.

BYOB. Main courses provided. Bring a dish to share if you would like! Please use disposable dish! Plenty of socializing!

Other Events: Children’s Games (from 3pm-6pm)

       

ATA Certification Seminar
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Novi, Mich.
Description:

Certification from the American Translators Association (ATA) has increasingly become a necessity for translators in the US. The Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTiN) hosts two sittings of the American Translators Association (ATA) certification examination every year. 

In order to help potential test candidates know what to expect, we have organized a non-language specific seminar for June 22, 2013. The seminar will consist of a presentation by Ms. Izumi Suzuki, followed by a Q & A session.

Location:  Suzuki-Myers barn, 46320 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375

Cost:  Free for MiTiN members, $5.00 for nonmembers.

 

Izumi Suzuki became a conference interpreter in Tokyo after graduating from the Japan Interpreter Training School and completing the ISS Simultaneous Interpreters Course. She moved to Michigan 33 years ago and established Suzuki, Myers & Associates, Ltd., a language, marketing and cultural training firm, in 1984. She is an ATA-certified (J<>E) translator and has served as a grader for over a decade in ATA’s certification program. She is a certified court interpreter in California, Michigan and Tennessee. She is a past president of MiTiN, and her language specialties are manufacturing, engineering and legal.

 

       

MemoQ Workshop
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

By request from members, MiTiN is offering another workshop on the computer-assisted translation tool MemoQ.

The workshop will offer a quick review of the basic functions of the program, such as how to set up projects, how to import documents, how to align old translations, etc.  After that we will cover the program's more advanced functionalities that will make your work more efficient.

This seminar is open not only to people who have attended previous workshops, but also to people who have been working with MemoQ for a while, and people who are not experienced with that program but are quick at learning software.

Lunch will be catered.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to MiTiN's events manager Michael Jasinski, mejasin@gmail.com

Location: Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48375

Cost: $10 for members and students with ID, $20 for nonmembers.
Instructor: James Kirchner
Please bring a laptop with a licensed or working demo version of MemoQ installed. (Note that demo versions expire after 45 days, so if you have a demo version older than that installed, it may not work.)

       

Interpreting Dominican Spanish
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Wyoming, MI
Description:

Have you ever interpreted for Dominican patients or defendants and had a hard time understanding them? Do you have any idea what kind of an illness a yeyo is? Did you know that for a Dominican, guagua and voladora are modes of transportation?Dominican Spanish can be challenging, even for native Spanish speakers. Our vibrantculture  and history influence the way we speak and write. But don’t despair, help is here!  Join MiTiN for a fun, informative presentation by Sandra Stanley that will provide you with the cultural competency and vocabulary you need to understand and serve Dominicans with limited English proficiency more fully. The presentation will be both in English and Spanish. 

Sandra is a Dominican translator and interpreter with over twenty years of experience in the field. She has a BA in Translation and masters-level interpretation training from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Stanford University Hospital.  She is a Certified Court Interpreter in Michigan and is ATA certified for English into Spanish translation.  Sandra is currently serving as MiTin Director for West Michigan. 

Date: Saturday, April  27, 2013
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.  

Location: Avanti Law Group, 600 28th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 (map) (2 short blocks west of 131, parking and entrance in back)
Cost: free for MiTiN members, Non-MiTiN members: $10.00 
RSVP to sandrastanley64@msn.com

       

Becoming a More Competent Medical Interpreter
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

The workshop will provide participants with basic medical interpreting training, and an opportunity to practice and improve upon their current medical interpreting skills. They will familiarize themselves with the basics of medical terminology (Greek and Latin roots and affixes) and ways to decipher medical terms, as well as learning about the Nature of Medical Encounters, Art of Prediction in Medical Encounters, and Differential Diagnoses. Participants will also receive training on the Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, cultural competency, interpreting techniques, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, and advocacy in the medical interpreting field (as it differs from court interpreting). In other words, the workshop will provide participants with a basic body of knowledge, and a sound insight into the medical interpreting field. 
Presenter: Paz Angélica Snyder is from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Communications from Eastern Michigan University. From 2001-2003 she worked as a program assistant for the Program for Multicultural Health, which is part of the University of Michigan Health System. Paz has also worked as a full time Spanish interpreter for the Interpreter Services Program for about six years now. Her career interests besides interpreting include speaking to healthcare providers about cultural competency, cultural beliefs among Spanish speaking patients, and how to effectively work with interpreters, among other topics. She also teaches a class for prospective Spanish interpreters about the fundamentals of medical interpreting, as well as the latest developments in the process of the national certification for medical interpreters, and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care.
Cost: $10 for MiTiN members and students with ID, $20 for nonmembers
Location: Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48375

       

New Member Orientation / Business Seminar
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Carl Sandburg Library, Livonia
Description:

As every year, MiTiN is offering this seminar as an opportunity for new members to learn from their seasoned counterparts, and we change the speakers every year to provide a fresh perspective. Prospective members, new members, and veteran members alike will benefit from the discussion.
At the 2013 seminar, MiTiN board members will discuss the benefits of MiTiN membership, and Heike Holthaus will provide tips on starting and growing your translation/interpretetion business. Heike should be a particularly interesting speaker, because her emphasis will be on building your business from nothing.
The seminar will be held at the Carl Sandburg Library, 30100 Seven Mile Rd. Livonia, MI 48152 (map).
Cost: Free for current MiTiN members and students with ID, $10 for nonmembers.

       

Decoding Other People's Accents
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library
Description:

Interpreting can be tough when you can't understand someone's accent. Different languages have different rules for putting sounds together, and these produce different results when their speakers communicate in English.  However, there are a few basic principles that can help you get accustomed to the accents of other people and decipher what they are saying.  This workshop is a crash course to get you started. It is a reprise of the session given at the 2011 MiTiN annual conference, with some material added.

Presenter: James Kirchner
Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge  Berkley, MI 48072 (map)  

Cost: Current MiTiN members and students with ID, free. Others, $10.00.

       

Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

MiTiN will hold its 2013 Annual General Meeting to recap the year and discuss plans for the new year.

Time:  January 26, 2013, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48375

All members and friends are welcome!

       

MiTiN Holiday Party
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012 Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Livonia Community Recreation Center
Description:

As tradition has it, MiTiN members get together to celebrate the year-end holidays by informally talking shop and tasting food. Call it a Christmas party, a Hanukka party, a Bonenkai party, a Kwanzaa party, whatever you want. It's for the holidays, whatever your holidays are.
Bring a dish, or whatever you know how to bring, and celebrate with the rest of the group.  It should be fun.
Date: December 15, 2012
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Livonia Community Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard Rd. Livonia, MI (map)
RSVP to Erandy Pacheco at erandypacheco@gmail.com

       

Idiomatic Expressions Workshop (West Michigan)
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Avanti Law Group, Wyoming, MI
Description:

One of the biggest sticking points for interpreters and translators -- and especially for people trying to pass the state court certification exam -- is idiomatic expressions.

People can live in the United States for an amazingly long time (even as long as 30 years!) without having even basic familiarity with common idioms that Americans and other English speakers use every day.  Often people whose native language is not English are even unaware that they are hearing them!

Can you translate expressions like "elbow grease", "go Dutch", "lose your shirt"?  What if a person from Michigan tells you, "I'm from Missouri!" Is he lying?

In this workshop, MiTiN board member James Kirchner will introduce you to some of the hundreds of idioms used daily by speakers of English, and to some resources for learning them.  The workshop is not language specific, and it is for people working in any aspect of translation or interpretation.

Location: Avanti Law Group, 600 28th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
(2 short blocks west of 131, parking and entrance in back) (map)

Cost: Free to MiTiN members and students with ID, $10 for nonmembers. (Corporate members can send one person free, and the rest have to pay if they are not MiTiN members.)

       

Roundtable Discussions on 53rd annual ATA Conference
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012 Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Ruby Buffet, Canton, MI
Description:

The 53rd annual American Translators Association conference in San Diego will be the topic of discussion among MiTiN attendees "reporting" to us on this yearly event.

The event will be hosted by the MiTiN board.  President James Kirchner, past president Izumi Suzuki and others who attended the conference will report on the latest developments in our trade as presented at the ATA conference.  This is also a great networking opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere.  Other MiTiN members who attended the conference are also free to present.

We'll be meeting at the Ruby Buffet restaurant for an affordable lunch.  The restaurant is at 5848 Sheldon Rd. Canton, MI (map).

Please RSVP to Erandy Pacheco: erandypacheco@gmail.com

       

MiTiN 2012 Conference on Interpreting and Translation
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Novi, MI
Description:

The Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTiN) invites you to their third regional conference on interpreting and translation.

This year's keynote speakers are Harry Obst, interpreter to seven United States presidents, and author of the book "White House Interpreter: The Art of Interpretation," and Nataly Kelly, author, translator, interpreter, and Chief Research Officer at Common Sense Advisory, a market research firm dedicated to language services and technology.

The conference is of interest to:

  • seasoned professional interpreters and translators,
  • those looking into interpreting or translating as a career,
  • those who use interpreting and translation services in the public, private and nonprofit sectors

The conference includes training seminars, professional development activities and an opportunity to mingle with freelancers, project managers, language service providers, and users of services.

For more information, visit the conference website: http://mitin.org/conference

       

Challenges and Advantages of Online Interpreter Training
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Wyoming, MI
Description:

Please join us for this presentation by Jinny Bromberg, State Certified Interpreter of Russian since 2004. Ms. Bromberg is a highly experienced translator, voice-over talent and interpreter trainer. She is the co-author of online language-specific training programs for interpreters, as well as founder of Bromberg & Associates, a translation agency that currently provides over 150 languages globally.

With an acute shortage of interpreter education opportunities in the U.S. in the vast majority of language combinations, developing a web-based, comprehensive and language-specific interpreter training program seemed like a logical solution to this problem.  That was the premise for developing Interpreter Education Online

Three years of practice have confirmed the advantages of the program as well as shown the challenges of distance education for interpreters.  This presentation will review both these topics, as well as a short overview of the employee vs. contractor issue and possible solutions to this dilemma for both agencies and freelances.

Location: Avanti Law Group, 600 28th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 (map) (2 short blocks west of 131, parking and entrance in back)

Cost: Free for current MiTiN members and students with ID, $5 for nonmembers.

RSVP: sandra.stanley@fidelitylanguage.net

       

MemoQ Workshop Part II
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library
Description:

By popular demand, MiTiN is offering a second level of last May's workshop on the computer-assisted translation tool MemoQ.

The workshop will offer a quick review of the basic functions of the program, such as how to set up projects, how to import documents, how to align old translations, etc.  After that we will cover the program's more advanced functionalities that will make your work more efficient.

This seminar is open not only to people who attended Part I in May, but also to people who have been working with MemoQ for a while, and people who are not experienced with that program but are quick at learning software.

Lunch will be catered.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to MiTiN's events manager Erandy Pacheco: erandypacheco@gmail.com

Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072 (near 12 Mile and Woodward) (map)

Cost: $10 for members and students with ID, $20 for nonmembers.

       

Challenges and Advantages of Online Interpreter Training
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Wyoming, MI
Description:

Please join us for this presentation by Jinny Bronberg, State Certified Interpreter of Russian since 2004. Ms. Bromberg is a highly experienced translator, voice-over talent and interpreter trainer. She is the co-author of online language-specific training programs for interpreters, as well as founder of Bromberg & Associates, a translation agency that currently provides over 150 languages globally.

With an acute shortage of interpreter education opportunities in the U.S. in the vast majority of language combinations, developing a web-based, comprehensive and language-specific interpreter training program seemed like a logical solution to this problem.  That was the premise for developing Interpreter Education Online

Three years of practice have confirmed the advantages of the program as well as shown the challenges of distance education for interpreters.  This presentation will review both these topics, as well as a short overview of the employee vs. contractor issue and possible solutions to this dilemma for both agencies and freelances.

Location: Avanti Law Group, 600 28th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 (map)
Cost: Free for current MiTiN members and students with ID, $5 for nonmembers.
RSVP: sandra.stanley@fidelitylanguage.net

       

ATA Certification Exam - Novi
Date: Saturday, August 04, 2012 Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

MiTiN is again hosting a sitting of the ATA translator certification exams, proctored by Izumi Suzuki.

Place:  Novi Public Library, 45245 W 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375 (map)

The exam involves registration and a fee. You should be an ATA member for at least one month, and there is eligibility requirement. Read the registration requirements and other information at the ATA's examination information page.

On the day of the exam, if you have registered, please arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand.

       

MiTiN Barbecue
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2012 Time: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Suzuki-Myers Associates, Novi
Description:

It's summer, and MiTiN's annual barbecue is coming! Please make time to join us for networking, food and more. Don't forget to RSVP to the office at Suzuki-Myers (office@suzukimyers.com).

Event: MiTiN Summer BBQ Party
Time: July 22, 2012 (Sunday) from 2pm to 7pm
Location: Suzuki-Myers Associates, 46320 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI 48374 (map)
Parking: Please park at St. James Church across the street.

BYOB. Main courses provided. Bring a dish to share if you would like! Please use disposable dish! Plenty of socializing!

Other Events: Tarot Readings, Children’s Games (from 3pm-6pm)

Program:

2pm-2:30pm   Ian Smith (piano)

2:30pm-3:30pm  Yoga  (bring your matt or towel)

3:45pm-4:25pm Ian and Taka (piano & flute)

4:40pm-5:10pm Robert Schneeweis (piano)

5:30pm-6:30pm  Ballet Stretch

-7:00pm  Ian (piano)

You can also download a flyer on the event here:  http://www.mitinweb.org/Files.cfm

       

Voiceover Workshop
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Time: Varies
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
Description:

For a while now, MiTiN members have been asking for a workshop on how to voiceovers are done. It's taken a while to work this out, but we are now happy to say that we have arranged something.

One of our corporate members, Global LT, which a few years ago gave us an absolutely terrific seminar on working with translation agencies, has agreed to hold this seminar for us.

This will be a little different from other seminars, because rather than having everybody in one room, small groups will be attending sessions throughout the day.  Also, because this involves renting recording studio time -- which can be very expensive -- the fee is a bit higher than for other seminars we have held.

Here is Global LT's decription of the event:

The Details:

 • Training with industry experts on how to create a demo real
• 15 Minutes scripted and coached studio session
• Demo of your session for your resume
• Bilingual preferred but not necessary
• Coaching sessions will be held from 1pm-5pm.
• Group session of 4 people per hour (total 1.25 hrs)

$45 per person
Date:

June 12, 2012, 1-5pm (we are taking 4 people per hour so that everyone does not have to wait too long to get into the studio, you can sign up for your preferred time, however we will send the final schedule once everyone has registered)

Where:

Forest Post

31400 Northwestern Hwy Ste G,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334 (map)

Attendance is limited, so please fill out the registration form and pay for the seminar through this link: http://www.global-lt.com/Voiceover-seminar

We think this seminar will be valuable for MiTiN members wishing to broaden their skills.

       

ATA Certification Exam - Grand Rapids
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Rapids
Description:

MiTiN's first 2012 sitting of the American Translators Association certification exam will be on May 19.

For general information about the test, go to the web page for the ATA Certification Program.

For a list of exam sittings and to register, go to exam sitting page.

Note that another sitting will be held in August in Novi.

       

Translation Tool Workshop
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

As it has done for many years, MiTiN is offering a May translation technology workshop. However, this year's workshop is a bit different from the others.  It is a five-hour, hands-on event.

The instructors this year will be Kevin Fulton, who has taught many technology seminars for MiTiN in the past, and James Kirchner, president of MiTiN.

This year the program used for demonstration will be MemoQ, but the principles taught will apply to other programs also. Both instructors are experienced in a number of tools.

The workshop will begin with a general overview of computer-assisted translation tools (also called CAT tools), what they are for, how they work, why you need them for a serious translation career, and the basic concepts the translator needs to understand in order to use the tools.

After that, participants will get to work a CAT tool hands-on as instructors guide them.

What to bring:

To participate, attendees need to bring a laptop computer with a trial version of the CAT tool MemoQ Pro installed. This full trial version is free to use for 45 days, so if you download it and install it within the month before the workshop, it should still be good. You can download it here: http://kilgray.com/downloads

Date: May 12, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Novi Public Library, 45255 W. Ten Mile Rd. Novi, MI 48375 (map)
Speakers: Kevin Fulton and James Kirchner
Admission fees: $10.00 for MiTiN Members and students with ID, $20.00 for non-members.
Attendance is limited, so please RSVP to the MiTiN events manager Erandy Pacheco: erandypacheco@gmail.com

       

West MI New Member Orientation Seminar
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Wyoming, MI
Description:

Please join us for our West MI New Member Orientation Seminar:

Saturday, May 12,
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Avanti Law Group,
600 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
(2 short blocks west of 131, parking and entrance in back) (map)

This seminar is an opportunity for new members to learn from their seasoned counterparts. Prospective members, new members, and veteran members alike will benefit from the discussion.

At the 2012 seminar, Carlos Pava, Vice President and COO of Voices for Health, will discuss the benefits of MiTiN membership and provide tips on starting and growing your translation/interpretation business.

There will be a networking time at the end, as well as refreshments.

Cost: Free for current MiTiN members and students with ID, $10 for nonmembers.

       

Workshop on Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

Every year, MiTiN holds a rigorous seminar on interpreting, and this is our first all-day version.  It will cover both consecutive and simultaneous interpeting, and will be taught by two highly experienced interpreters, Hiromi Fujii and Irina Jesionowski.

Consecutive interpreting is a base for all interpreting modes. During the session, basic skills will be introduced including short-term memory retention and note-taking. All participants are required to bring their own note pads.

The workshop on the simultaneous interpretation mode will cover core competencies of a simultaneous interpreter, typical interpretation errors and performance deficiencies as well as coping strategies.  Participants will perform multiple interpretation exercises.   For participants, having a voice recording device is a must. 

What to bring:
A note pad
A voice recording device

Date: April 14, 2012Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Novi Public Library, West Meeting Room, 45255 W. Ten Mile Rd. Novi, MI 48375
Speakers: Hiromi Fujii and Irina Jesionowski
Admission fees: $10.00 for MiTiN Members and students, $20.00 for non-members.

Attendance is limited, so please RSVP to the MiTiN events manager Erandy Pacheco: erandypacheco@gmail.com

       

New Member Orientation/ Business Seminar
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012 Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Novi, Mich.
Description:

As every year, MiTiN is offering this seminar as an opportunity for new members to learn from their seasoned counterparts, and we change the speakers every year to provide a fresh perspective. Prospective members, new members, and veteran members alike will benefit from the discussion.

At the 2012 seminar, MiTiN board advisor Izumi Suzuki will discuss the benefits of MiTiN membership and provide tips on starting and growing your translation/interpretetion business.

The seminar will be held at the Suzuki-Myers Barn, 46320 Ten Mile Road, Novi.

Cost: Free for current MiTiN members and students with ID, $10 for nonmembers.

       

West Michigan Brainstorming Session
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Wyoming, MI
Description:

We are very excited to invite you to our first 2012 activity here in West Michigan. We have great plans for this year. Our goal is to do our part to meet the networking and continued education needs of West Michigan translators and interpreters.

Please join us for a brainstorming session:

Saturday, March 10th,
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Avanti Law Group, 600 28th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 (map)
(2 short blocks west of 131, parking and entrance in back)

We will discuss two topics: 

1.   Lessons learned in 2012: as interpreters, translators, freelancers, and language service business owners.
2.   What would we like to see happen with MiTiN in West Michigan? Topics for meetings, workshop ideas, how to improve membership, etc.

There will be a networking time at the end, as well as refreshments.

This meeting is free and open both to members and non-members of MiTiN. Come join us and see what we are about!

       

Idiomatic Expressions Workshop
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library
Description:

One of the biggest sticking points for interpreters and translators -- and especially for people trying to pass the state court certification exam -- is idiomatic expressions.

People can live in the United States for an amazingly long time (even as long as 30 years!) without having even basic familiarity with common idioms that Americans and other English speakers use every day.  Often people whose native language is not English are even unaware that they are hearing them!

Can you translate expressions like "elbow grease", "go Dutch", "lose your shirt"?  What if a person from Michigan tells you, "I'm from Missouri!" Is he lying?

In this workshop, MiTiN board member James Kirchner will introduce you to some of the hundreds of idioms used daily by speakers of English, and to some resources for learning them.  The workshop is not language specific, and it is for people working in any aspect of translation or interpretation.

Location: Berkley Public Library

Cost: Free to MiTiN members and students with ID, $10 for nonmembers. (Corporate members can send one person free, and the rest have to pay if they are not MiTiN members.)

       

2012 Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

MiTiN will hold its Annual General Meeting to recap the year and discuss plans for the new year.

Time:  January 21, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48375

All members and friends are welcome!

       

Holiday Party
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Suzuki-Myers barn, Novi
Description:

As tradition has it, MiTiN members get together to celebrate the year-end holidays by informally talking shop and tasting food. Call it a Christmas party, a Hanukka party, a Bonenkai party, a Kwanzaa party, whatever you want. It's for the holidays, whatever your holidays are.
 
Bring a dish, or whatever you know how to bring, and celebrate with the rest of the group.  It should be fun.
 

       

Roundtable Discussions on 52nd annual ATA Conference
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Description:

The 52nd annual American Translators Association conference in Boston will be the topic of discussion among MiTiN attendees "reporting" to us on this yearly event.

The event will be hosted by the MiTiN board. Vice president James Kirchner, past president Izumi Suzuki and others who attended the conference will report on the latest developments in our trade as presented at the ATA conference.  This is also a great networking opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere.  Other MiTiN members who attended the conference are also free to present.

We'll be meeting at the China King restaurant for an affordable lunch.  The restaurant is at 6580 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48322 (map).

Please RSVP to Erandy Pacheco: erandypacheco@gmail.com

       

MiTiN 2011 Regional Conference on Interpreting and Translation
Date: Saturday, October 01, 2011 Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Novi, MI
Description:

The Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTiN) invites you to their second annual day-long Regional Conference on Interpreting and Translation, on October 1, 2011, featuring guest speakers: 

Katharine Allen, co-president of InterpretAmerica
Jost Zetzsche, translation technology expert 

The conference is of interest to: 

  • professional interpreters and translators
  • those looking into an interpreting or translating career
  • those who use translation and interpreting services in business, industry, the courts, medicine, education and community service 

For full details, see the conference website: http://mitin.org/conference

       

Medical Interpreter Certification Seminar
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library
Description:

Just a few short years ago, medical interpreters could not even dream of having national certification testing available to them. Certification seemed to be decades away. Now we have two national certification bodies and dozens of nationally certified healthcare interpreters. In this seminar we will discuss recent history of certification, its current status, pros of becoming a nationally certified healthcare interpreter and eligibility requirements. 

 

Presenter: Jinny Bromberg
Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072 (near 12 Mile and Woodward) (map)
Date:  September 17, 2011
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free for MiTiN members and students with ID, $10 for non-members
RSVP to MiTiN events manager Erandy Pacheco erandypacheco@gmail.com

       

ATA Certification Exam, Novi
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011 Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

This year's eastern Michigan sitting for the American Translators Association certification exams will be held in Youth Activity Room 138A of the Novi Public Library.  Please arrive by 12:30 p.m. if you are taking the exam.

For information on applying to take an ATA certification exam, check the ATA website.

       

MiTiN Annual Barbecue
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2011 Time: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Suzuki-Myers, Novi
Description:

MiTiN welcomes members and friends to its annual barbecue at Suzuki-Myers Associates.

BYOB
Main courses provided.
Bring a dish to share if you would like! (Please use disposable dish!)
2pm- BGM – Ian Smith 

Program in the barn 

3:30pm-4:30pm Flute & Keyboard (Taka Konishi & Ian Smith) 

Singing (Marina Kondo) 

5pm-5:45pm Ballet Stretch Workshop
and more!!

Please let us know if you are coming! 

FAX: 248-344-0092 / EMAIL: erandypacheco@gmail.com
Provide your name and the names and ages of children coming with you. 

Party Location: 46320 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI 48374 
Please park across the street at St. James Church 

       

Interpretation: Forensic Medicine
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Livonia Public Library
Description:

Forensic medicine, or legal medicine, is an important auxiliary discipline in the administration of justice, especially in the criminal and labor areas. In the former, to determine the corpus delicti, and in the latter, to establish the consequences of an accident at work or the presence and etiology of a professional disorder.

The interpreter must cultivate full knowledge of the terminology used and a general knowledge of the daily work of the legal physicians, scientists, etc. to be able to interpret the testimony of these experts whether in criminal courts, worker compensation courts, depositions, etc. How many times does an interpreter is asked to sight translate a forensic report (i.e., ”the body showed signs of lividity”), or interpret the injuries received in a slip&fall incident (i.e., fracture of the talus.), or in a car accident (i.e., fractures of C2 and C3, laceration of the liver.), or interpret in a Worker Compensations court (i.e., rotating cuff injury, carpal tunnel syndrome), etc.?

This field is too large to be covered in a single presentation. This presentation/workshop begins with a series of definitions of the discipline, the systems and organs of the human body, the definitions of lesions, all in a handout with one column showing the medico/legal term, a second column showing the layman’s term(s), and two blank columns where the interpreter will write the correct translation of the term.

Next, the types of death (accidental, suicide, etc. and types of lesions (contusions, avulsions, etc.) will be defined, with corresponding terminology and examples. 

Subsequent presentations will go in depth on the above (i.e., death by firearm, electrocution, etc.)

Presenter: Franco Gamero
Location: Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-3045 (map)
Cost: Free for MiTiN members and students, $10.00 for non-members 

       

Translation Technology Workshop
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011 Time: 12-5 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library
Description:

This is MiTiN's annual workshop on tools to boost your translation career -- a general introduction to whet your appetite for the conference in October.

Previously, MiTiN has held workshops on just one computer-assisted translation tool (CAT tool), such as Trados or MemoQ. However, last year some attendees said they were interested in knowing "the least they need to get started", not only in regard to CAT tools, but to other software that will allow them to work in translation at a professional level.

For that reason, the workshop has been lengthened to a few hours.

This year, MiTiN VP James Kirchner will cover the following:

  • CAT tools (more than one)
  • Optical Character Recognition software (for turning document images into editable text)
  • Dealing with PDF files

Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072 (near 12 Mile and Woodward) (map)

Date:  May 21, 2011

Time: 12 noon to 5 p.m. (including breaks and networking at the end)

Cost: Free for MiTiN members and students with ID, $10 for non-members

RSVP to MiTiN events manager Erandy Pacheco erandypacheco@gmail.com

       

Court Interpreting Workshop
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011 Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

MiTiN Court Interpreting Workshop 

Date: Sat., 4/23/11
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Place: Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48375 (map)
Instructors: Franco Gamero, Izumi Suzuki & Evelyn Villarruel
Special speaker: Mr. Richard Lynch, Manager Civil/Criminal Division, The Circuit Court , Oakland County Court
What to bring: Legal dictionary, pens and paper
Fees: Free for MiTiN members and students with ID, $10 for non-members (Materials will be distributed.)
For whom: For interpreters who are interested/currently engaged in court interpreting

Content: 

  • Talk on Oakland County Court Interpreting program, 
  • ethics, 
  • skill development workshop (sight translation, not taking, consecutive interpreting, short-term memory, etc.) 

 

Registration required: First come first served basis (limit: 45) E-mail Erandy Pacheco at erandypacheco@gmail.com by Friday, 4/15.

       

New Member Orientation / Business Seminar
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: The N'Namdi Art Center
Description:

This is MiTiN's annual orientation for new members and a seminar on how to start and build a translation/interpreting business.

This year the seminar will be given by Kemba N'Namdi, owner of The KAN Group, LLC Language Services. As both a translator and agency owner, Kemba has a lot of insight to share with new members, and more experienced ones as well.

The location for the seminar this year will be:

The N'Namdi Art Center
52 East Forest
Detroit, Michigan 48201
In the Cultural Center/Midtown (near WSU and DIA)
(map)

Price: Free for MiTiN members, $10 for non-members

       

Japanese Fare and Resource Share
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011 Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Rapids
Description:

WEST MICHIGAN MiTiN EVENT

Thursday, February 24, 2011

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join us for dinner at the Mikado Restaurant, considered to be the best affordable Japanese cuisine in Grand Rapids, followed by a time of sharing our top go-to resources for translating and interpreting.

 

3971 28th St. S.E., Grand Rapids, 49546

in the strip mall at the corner of 28th St. and East Paris SE

 

Bring a favorite dictionary, printout of an online reference site, contact info for community organizations or resources that have been valuable to you in your work.   Or report on a session you enjoyed at this year’s ATA or MiTiN conferences.  Or just come and learn something new and meet someone new at this informal event.

 

RSVP to Leslie Mathews (616) 550-7057 or lmathews50@gmail.com

by February 22.

You may order as you like from the extensive menu.

       

Noteworthy Cases Involving Translator Liability
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library
Description:

Seminar:

Noteworthy Cases Involving Translator Liability

Yes, translators and interpreter do get sued for malpractice and liability from time to time!

MiTiN member Leonid Garbuzov, a practicing attorney, will introduce us to the issues of translator liability and cover various real cases. If you'd like to know how to stay out of legal trouble due to mistakes or other lapses, this is a good seminar to attend.

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072 (near 12 Mile and Woodward) (map)
Cost: Free to MiTiN members, $10 for non-members (you can pay your dues at the seminar)

       

Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011 Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

MiTiN will hold its Annual General Meeting to recap the year and discuss plans for the new year.

Time: January 29, 2011, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48375

All members and friends are welcome!

       

MiTiN Holiday Party
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2010 Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Suzuki-Myers barn, Novi
Description:
As tradition has it, MiTiN members get together to celebrate the year-end holidays by informally talking shop and tasting food. Call it a Christmas party, a Hanukka party, a Bonenkai party, a Kwanzaa party, whatever you want. It's for the holidays, whatever your holidays are.
 
Bring a dish, or whatever you know how to bring, and celebrate with the rest of the group.  It should be fun.
 
       

MiTiN Roundtable Discussions on 51st annual ATA Conference
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010 Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Priya Restaurant, 36600 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48335, (248) 615-7700
Description:

The 51st annual American Translators Association conference in Denver will be the topic of discussion among MiTiN attendees "reporting" to us on this yearly event.

The event will be hosted by the MiTiN board. President Franco Gamero, vice president James Kirchner, past president Izumi Suzuki and others who attended the conference will report on the latest developments in our trade as presented at the ATA conference.  This is also a great networking opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere.

We'll be meeting at the Priya Restaurant for an affordable lunch buffet. For directions please visit: http://www.priyacuisine.com/directions.htm

       

MiTiN Conference on Professional Interpreting
Date: Saturday, October 02, 2010 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Novi, Mich.
Description:
The Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTiN) invites you to their day-long Regional Conference on Professional Interpretation, on October 2, 2010, featuring guest speakers:
 
Holly Mikkelson
Bruce Adelson
 
The conference is of interest to:
 
  • seasoned professional interpreters
  • those looking into an interpreting career
  • those who use interpreting services in courts, medicine, education and community service
 
There will be three seminar tracks:
 
  • court interpreting
  • medical interpreting
  • community/educational interpreting
 
The seminars will not be language-specific, so interpreters of any language are welcome.
 
Complete details will be available at this link very soon.  Come back and check!
 
       

MemoQ seminar - Grand Rapids
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010 Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Voices for Health, Grand Rapids
Description:

As has become a tradition every year, MiTiN is holding a basic workshop on computer-assisted translation tools, more commonly called "CAT tools".  This time we're bringing the show to western Michigan.

 
We have been told over the years, that one reason translation agencies don't hire more locally is a lack of computer skills on the part of translators.  Use of CAT tools is now fundamental to anyone really serious about working in the translation profession, and for a skilled, dedicated translator, such tools open the way to more and better work.
 
This year the CAT tool we are featuring is MemoQ, but other widely used tools, such as DéjàVu, Star Transit and the newest version of Trados work on much the same principles.
 
So if you have never used a CAT tool before, this will be a useful introduction.  If you are already adept at using a different tool, you're welcome to come and compare.
 
The workshop will be taught by MiTiN vice president James Kirchner.
 
Time:  Saturday, September 18, 9 a.m. to noon.
       

ATA Translator Certification Exam
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010 Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

MiTiN is again hosting a sitting of the ATA translator certification exams, proctored by Izumi Suzuki.

Place:  Novi Public Library, 45245 W 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375 (map)

The exam involves registration and a fee. You should be an ATA member for at least one month, and there is eligibility requirement. Read the registration requirements and other information at the ATA's examination information page.

On the day of the exam, if you have registered, please arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand.

       

MITIN Member Annual BBQ Party at SM&A
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2010 Time: 4-9 p.m.
Location: Suzuki, Myers & Associates, Ltd. yard/barn, in Novi
Description:

As every year, MiTiN is hosting its annual barbecue party in association with Suzuki, Myers & Associates, Ltd.

Open house from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please come to the MiTiN Reception Table.

Bring a dish in a disposable container and/or some meat to grill. We have soft drinks, but if you want to drink beer or wine, please bring your own.

We have various performances, tarot card reading, sing-along, and much, much more. Bring your children — we have fun games for them. Rain or shine.

Please let us know if you are coming:  Download the RSVP form, and fax or mail it, or e-mail your RSVP to info@mitinweb.org.

       

MiTiN West Michigan Picnic
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010 Time: 12-3 p.m.
Location: Hudsonville
Description:

 IT’S SUMMER IN WEST MICHIGAN: TIME for A MiTiN PICNIC

 

                   When: SATURDAY, JUNE 26,  12:00-3:00 P.M.

 

                    Where:  Home of SANDRA STANLEY

                        1921 Riley St., Hudsonville MI 49426

 

                   What: Grilled meat + potluck buffet/ Lawn games (bocci, etc.)

 

                   Bring $5.00 for meat: We will grill the hamburgs, brats, etc.

                  

Last names A-L: Bring potato salad or beans or appetizer

Last names M-Z: Bring green or fruit salad or dessert

(Think “deli-prepared” as an option)

 

          Soft drinks/ice tea /lemonade provided

 

                    Spouses and guests welcome

 

Please RSVP to Sandra at sandrastanley64@msn.com by June23.

 

Directions:

 

From Grand Rapids:  Take M-6 to 8th St exit. Turn left onto 8th St. , go about a mile then turn right onto Riley. House is on the right, down the road. Or,

 

W  I-196 to M-6. Take the 8th St exit, which is the first exit, then turn right onto 8th, right on Riley, house on the right down the road.

 

From Holland: E I-196 to the Hudsonville Exit, right onto 32nd, left on Riley, house on the left, about a mile after passing the stop sign in Jamestown.

 

        Upcoming events to be announced, including first

MiTiN Conference on Court and Community Interpreting         

                on Saturday, October 2, 2010

       

Intellectual Property Translation
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Ann Arbor
Description:

Intellectual Property Translation
Non-Patent Related IP Translations

Presenter: Bruce Morita

Location: Ann Arbor Downtown Library, 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (map)

There is a respectable volume of material available for translators involved, or wanting to become involved, with patent translations. However, intellectual property covers a much broader field than just patents, with a significant volume of translation work available outside of claims, specifications and office actions.
This talk introduces some of the various types of intellectual property documents and transactions that a translator may come across. It is non-language specific and meant for all levels of translators.
It will introduce and describe the various types of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademark, and know how); the international treaties, conventions and organizations involved; and some of the documents you will encounter in the field, such as technology transfers and agreements for licensing, joint-ventures, and franchises.

 

       

CAT Tool Workshop
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Plymouth District Library
Description:

 As has become a tradition every year, MiTiN is holding a basic workshop on computer-assisted translation tools, more commonly called "CAT tools".

We have been told over the years, that one reason translation agencies don't hire more locally is a lack of computer skills on the part of translators.  Use of CAT tools is now fundamental to anyone really serious about working in the translation profession, and for a skilled, dedicated translator, such tools open the way to more and better work.

This year the CAT tool we are featuring is MemoQ, but other widely used tools, such as DéjàVu, Star Transit and the newest version of Trados work on much the same principles.

So if you have never used a CAT tool before, this will be a useful introduction.  If you are already adept at using a different tool, you're welcome to come and compare.

The workshop will be taught by MiTiN vice president James Kirchner.

Place:  Plymouth District Library, 223 South Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170-1637 (map)

       

ATA Certification Seminar, Novi
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Suzuki, Myers & Associates, Ltd. barn, in Novi
Description:

On April 10th, in Novi, MiTiN's former president Izumi Suzuki-Myers will reprise her Grand Rapids presentation on taking the ATA translator certification exams.  The presentation will contain administrative details, the procedure for taking the exams, tips on what the exam's graders are looking for in a good translation, and more.

If you are considering taking the certification exams for any language, this seminar will help you understand what to expect and what to do.  Izumi has decades of translation experience, and is a grader for ATA certification exams, so she has special insight that is rare and very valuable to exam candidates.  We are lucky to have her nearby.

Location:  Suzuki-Myers barn, 46320 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375

Cost:  Free for MiTiN members, $5.00 for nonmembers.

       

ATA Certification Seminar, Grand Rapids
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010 Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Rapids
Description:
Certification from the American Translators Association (ATA) has increasingly become a necessity for translators in the US. The Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTiN) will be hosting two sittings of the American Translators Association (ATA) certification examination on May 8, 2010 in Grand Rapids, and on August 7 in Novi.
 
In order to help potential test candidates know what to expect, we have organized a non-language specific seminar for March 27th, 2010. The seminar will consist of a presentation by Ms. Izumi Suzuki, followed by a Q & A session.
 
Izumi Suzuki became a conference interpreter in Tokyo after graduating from the Japan Interpreter Training School and completing the ISS Simultaneous Interpreters Course. She moved to Michigan 30 years ago and established Suzuki, Myers & Associates, Ltd., a language, marketing and cultural training firm, in 1984. She is an ATA-certified (J<>E) translator and has served as a grader over a decade in ATA’s certification Program. She is a certified court interpreter in California, Michigan and Tennessee. She is the immediate past president of MiTiN, Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network. Her language specialties are manufacturing, engineering and legal.

 

Location:  Voices for Health, Inc., 2851 Michigan Street NE Suite 104, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 (map)

Cost: Free for MiTiN Members, $5.00 for non-members

Admission will be limited, so please RSVP by March 19th to: mitinseminar@gmail.com  RE: ATA Certification Seminar.

 

       

Interpreting for Accidents
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2010 Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Royal Oak Public Library
Description:

Interpreting and translating at the scene of an accident, or in the subsequent court proceedings requires special knowledge and skill.

MiTiN president Franco Gamero is a biomechanical engineer, accident reconstruction expert and very experienced interpreter who will guide attendees through the "whats" in cases involving accidents.

An accident triggers a series of judicial documentation and procedures with many participants. This presentation will show the path that a traffic accident takes through the judicial process and the places where the participation of an interpreter is required. The presentation will explain the procedures, the role of the police, attorneys, prosecutors, witnesses, and interpreters, and the basic terminology that interpreters should be familiar with.

The presentation will include real examples and comments from judges, prosecutors and police officers as to what their expectations from an interpreter are.

 

Location: Royal Oak Public Library (map) (website), 222 East 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2633, (248) 246-3700
Date: March 13, 2010
Time:
1-3 p.m.

       

West Michigan Get-Together
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: El Arriero Restaurant in Grand Rapids
Description:

Calling all West Michigan MiTiN members (and anyone else who would like to join us)...
 
It's time for an event in West Michigan!  You are invited to join us for a dinner on Tuesday, February 23 at
El Arriero Restaurant in Grand Rapids at 6:30 p.m. We will enjoy what some members "in the know" report is
the "best Mexican food in Grand Rapids".  Our evening will include:
 
a) a short "meet and greet" time before dinner
 
b) an opportunity over dinner to get the scoop on the two events from the previous weekend in
    the Detroit area-
    ---Feb. 19   Global LT presents The Do's and Don'ts of working with translation agencies (Troy, MI)
    ---Feb. 20   MiTiN new member orientation and business seminar (Novi, MI)
 
    Members who attended these events will start discussion at each table on the topics that were presented there.
 
c) following dinner, a preview of upcoming West Michigan MiTiN events planned by the new steering committee,
    as well as the announcement of the first ever regional Interpreter Certification conference being planned by the
    MiTiN Board for this fall.
 
El Arriero is located at 2948 28th Street SE. in a strip mall approx. across from Woodland Mall.  We will
have our own room there and you may order from the menu.
 
Please feel free to invite others interested in the translation and interpretation professions.  We ask you to
RSVP to Leslie Mathews at lmathews50@gmail.com by Feb. 20.

       

New Member Orientation / Business Seminar
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010 Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Novi
Description:

MiTiN's 2010 seminar program starts with an opportunity for new members to learn from their seasoned counterparts. Prospective members, new members, and veteran members alike will benefit from the discussion. Panelists will touch on the benefits of MiTiN and tips relating to starting and moving ahead in the translation and interpretation field. The activity will be held at the Suzuki-Myers Barn, 46320 Ten Mile Road, Novi.

       

The Dos and Don'ts of Working with Translation Agencies
Date: Friday, February 19, 2010 Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Global LT Headquarters
Description:

Staff members Jasmin Cooper, Jessica Chudy, Judyth Stayton and Christine Cutino of MiTiN corporate member Global LT will present best practices for working with translation and interpreting agencies. Topics covered will be:

  • The “Ideal” Linguist
  • Making Yourself Marketable
  • Resumes -- the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Responding to Job Postings
  • Communicating with Agencies
  • Translation Technology
  • Global LT’s Criteria for New Hires

At the same time the event is being held at Global LT Headquarters in Troy, it will be webcast, so even if you can't make it to the location, you can still attend.

Global LT Headquarters is at 1871 Woodslee Dr., Troy, MI 48083.

The presenters ask that you RSVP to translation_events@global-lt.com. Let them know whether you will be joining us at their Troy office or would like an invitation to attend the webinar instead.
 

       

Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010 Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Novi Public Library
Description:

MiTiN will hold its Annual General Meeting to recap the year and discuss plans for the new year.

Time:  January 16, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48375

All members and friends are welcome!

       

Holiday Party
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2009 Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Suzuki-Myers Barn, Novi
Description:

As tradition has it, MiTiN members get together to celebrate the year-end holidays by informally talking shop and tasting food. Call it a Christmas party, a Hanukka party, a Bonenkai party, a Kwanzaa party, whatever you want. It's for the holidays, whatever your holidays are.

Bring a dish, or whatever you know how to bring, and celebrate with the rest of the group.  It should be fun.

Location:  Suzuki-Myers barn, 46320 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375

 

 

       

Reports on the ATA Conference
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009 Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Priya Restaurant, Farmington Hills
Description:

The American Translators Association's 50th annual conference, held in New York City, October 28-31, was a once-in-a-life-time celebration. It was an opportunity to choose from 150 educational sessions, connect with almost 2,000 interpreters and translators from the US and around the world, and meet numerous vendors of translation services and technologies, as well as a number of potential employers.

 

At this event, MiTiN members who attended the conference report on the experience and information gleaned at the conference to those who did not attend.  Then there is an Indian lunch buffet and a bit of networking.  (All you pay is the reasonable price of your lunch.)

 

Location:

Priya Restaurant (map)
36600 Grand River Ave

Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Phone: (248) 615-7700

 

 

 

       

Accent workshop
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009 Time: 1-3pm
Location: Accent Reduction Institute
Description:

Creating seamless communication in a global economy.
Accent acquisition and its versatile aspects.

Saturday, October 17, 2009, 1-3 pm

Address:
Accent Reduction Institute
The Godfrey Building, 3rd Floor
410 N. 4th Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI. 48104
Phone: (734) 665-2915
www.lessaccent.com
(It is blocks from the intersection Huron and S Main Street. Mind that Huron becomes
Washtenaw at east and Jackson Avenue at west)

The speakers will be Judy Raven, the Institute President, and Barb Niemann the Curriculum Director. The Institute is a prestigious establishment, its learning systems are in use at universities and Fortune 100 companies around the world. Among their clients are: Albion College; American Red Cross; City of Detroit; Comerica Bank; Compuware Corp.; Cornell University; Daimler Chrysler; DTE Energy; Ducker Worldwide; Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University; Federal Mogul Corporation; General Motors Corporation; JPMorgan Chase; Lockheed Martin; The National Education Association; Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital Residency Programs; United States Marine Corps; University of Toledo; and alike, over 70 of them. In their endeavor to partner with our organization they will host the event in their premises. Topics covered will be:

  • ‘Accent Reduction’ as a misnomer: What it is and What it Isn’t
  • The language acquisition process: speech pathology, applied linguistics, cognitive neurology
  • Techniques for understanding American dialects and speech patterns
  • Methods for easy comprehension of foreign language dialects and speech patterns
  • Accent=Pronunciation=Speech Pattern: Everyone has an accent!
  • Strategies for eliminating language barriers while maintaining our unique cultural identities
  • The presentation is so tailored as to engage participants’ attention and participation in a fun, interactive, and interesting way.
       

Deposition Rules workshop
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009 Time: 1-3pm
Location: Royal Oak Public Library
Description:

MiTiN will hold a workshop on deposition rules for interpreters and others who are interested. The speaker will be attorney Robert Dice.

Deposition Rules by Attorney Robert Dice.
Saturday, Sep. 19, 2009, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location:

Royal Oak Public Library
222 E. 11 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
Phone: (248) 246-3700

http://www.ropl.org/

(It is at Main Street and 11 Mile. Main Street becomes Livernois at 14 mile.

This workshop is kindly sponsored by one of MiTiN's corporate members TechWorld Language Solutions.  Check them out.  You may be able to work for them!

Robert E. Dice, Jr. has practiced law in the State of Michigan since 1986. He has handled a variety of civil cases as a representative of both plaintiffs and defendants.  He has attended numerous depositions that have required the skills of interpreters.  He will provide tips that should simplify this often-difficult situation and attempt to answer any questions you may have about interpreting deposition testimony.

 

       

ATA Certification Exam - Novi
Date: Saturday, August 08, 2009 Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Suzuki-Myers Barn, Novi
Description:

MiTiN will proctor the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam again in Novi this year.

It will be held at the Suzuki-Myers Barn, 46320 Ten Mile Road, Novi from 1-4 p.m. on August 8, 2009.

Those wishing to take the test must be ATA members, and there are other eligibility requirements.  You can read the eligibility requirements and the FAQ, find out about all fees, and download an exam application form from the ATA website.

       

2009 Barbecue Party
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009 Time: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Suzuki-Myers Associates, Novi
Description:

MiTiN's annual Barbecue Party will be held this year on July 19, on the grounds of Suzuki-Myers Associates, as always.

As every year, there will be fun for adults and kids:

MUSIC • GAMES • FOOD • WORKSHOPS • TAROT READINGS • AND MORE!
Main course provided. Bring a dish to share if you’d like. Bring your own beer, wine, etc.
Water and soft drinks provided.

You'll need to RSVP, so please download the event flyer for full details: http://www.mitinweb.org/Files.cfm

       

Trados 2009 & MemoQ workshop
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Livonia Public Library
Description:

For a couple of years MiTiN has held an annual Trados workshop, which was scheduled for this year again.  Due to a speaker cancellation, this workshop has died and been reborn.

This year it will be a workshop covering both Trados 2009 and MemoQ, a competing, very smart CAT tool.

Trados 2009 now has a much different interface than previous versions of Trados have had, and it functions a bit more like MemoQ, DéjàVu or the new standalone version of Wordfast. Some love it, some hate it.  It has a two-column translation interface, and a document view, so that the translator can get an idea how the final document will look when it is exported.

MemoQ has had -- for a long time -- many of the features that are new to Trados, including the two-column interface, the document view, and others.  Unlike Trados, however, it allows the translator to create and manage glossaries without a separate program.  It also automatically maintains a concordance, and sometimes intelligently creates translations on its own, using glossary entries and parts of previous translations.

So if you're interested in seeing the new Trados, and in seeing one of its very good, but cheaper competitors, stop by the workshop this weekend:

Carl Sandburg Library
30100 7 Mile Road (East of Middlebelt, North of 7 Mile, between Middlebelt and Merriman)
Livonia, MI 48152

 

 

 

       

Court and Simultaneous Interpreting Workshop
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009 Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Wayne State University, Oakland Center
Description:

This year, again, MiTiN is hosting its Court and Simultaneous Interpreting Workshop.  This is one of the most popular workshops of the year, and it will teach you a lot:

For simultaneous interpreting, you will be treated to some of the mental training that professional simultaneous interpreters go through. You will learn how people in the profession "split their brains" into at least three separately functioning parts, so as to accurately receive the input, translate it into output, and take notes, all at the same time. If you dare, you will also have a chance to test your mettle in a realistic simultaneous interpreting situation using actual professional equipment.

Where court interpreting is concerned, you'll learn about the skills necessary to function professionally in the field. You will also learn about state certification and testing requirements and about training programs to get you ready for them.

This year, the workshop will take place at:

Wayne State University, Oakland Center
33737 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Click here for a map.

 

       

Spanish court interpreter practice session
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009 Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Rapids, Livonia, Detroit
Description:

GROUP STUDY CIRCLES: MiTiN is now facilitating practice time for those preparing for the certification
exam. In preparation for the Spanish Oral Proficiency (May 21 & 22), several sessions have been scheduled.

Group size is limited to 4-6 students.

The three-hour block of time will be used to practice with an experienced interpreter sight translation, simultaneous, and consecutive.
There will be a minimal cost of $5 for MiTiN members ($45 for non MiTiN members which will cover membership fees).

To register call 313-461-3669.

May 16th
Royal Oak/Southfield Area 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Facilitator: Franco Gamero

Coffee Beanery, 28557 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072
 

       

ATA Certification Exam - Grand Rapids
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009 Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Meijer Heart Center, Spectrum Health
Description:

ATA Certification Exam -- Grand Rapids, May 16, 2009

This year MiTiN will again proctor two sittings of the American Translators Association certification exams, the first in Grand Rapids, and the second in Novi.

The Grand Rapids exam will take place on Saturday May 16, 2009, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the following location:

Meijer Heart Center, Spectrum Health
100 Michigan Street, NE, Room 8811
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Click here for a map to the location.

For information on registering for the exam, including the eligibility requirements, please visit the ATA Certification Program page.

 

 


 

       

Intellectual Property Workshop
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Novi
Description:

Joseph P. Carrier, a former patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will speak on issues of intellectual property — both translation of intellectual property, and translation as intellectual property.

Mr. Carrier has extensive experience in patent, trademark, and copyright application preparation and prosecution, both domestic and international, including appeals; extensive intellectual property licensing and litigation.
 
It will be an excellent chance for members to hear from an expert in the field.

The workshop will take place at the Suzuki-Myers Barn, 46320 Ten Mile Road, Novi from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 18, 2009.

       

Orientation for New Members / Business Forum
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Suzuki-Myers Barn, Novi
Description:

MiTiN's 2009 seminar program starts with an opportunity for new members to learn from their seasoned counterparts. Prospective members, new members, and veteran members alike will benefit from the  discussion. Panelists will touch on the benefits of MiTiN and tips relating to starting and moving ahead in the translation and interpretation field. The activity will be held at the Suzuki-Myers Barn, 46320 Ten Mile Road, Novi.

       

Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2009 Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Novi Public Library, 45245 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48375, 248-349-0720
Description:
The Annual General Meeting is MiTiNs pre-eminent event. It will usher in 2009 - a brand new year of opportunities and professional development. There will be presentation and discussions of activities, the budget, election of board members, and a chance to network. All members are welcome to participate, ask questions and provide their input.
       

MiTiN Roundtable Discussions on ATA 49th Annual Conference
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008 Time: 1-3pm
Location: Priya Restaurant, 36600 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48335, (248) 615-7700
Description:
ATA 49th Annual Conference in Florida will be the topic of discourse from MiTiN attendees "reporting" us on this yearly event. The host will be our MiTiN President Izumi Suzuki. She has been updating us annually on the latest of our trade. This year a panel of four is expected to be beside Izumi to share the event with the members. We'll be meeting at the Priya Restaurant for an affordable lunch buffet. For directions please visit: http://www.priyacuisine.com/directions.htm
       

 

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