Berkeley Language Institute hosts an introductory workshop:


The Berkeley Language Institute is offering a 4-hour introductory course about the translation/interpretation industry.

The Business Side of Translation and Interpreting [4 hrs.]

Instructor: Francine Kuipers, Director of The Berkeley Language Institute
Date: Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Fee: $55.00 per person (5% discount for students)

Our 4 hour workshop is an introduction to the business world of translators and interpreters. It covers the following topics:

  • Terminology: translator, transcriber, consecutive and simultaneous interpreter, voice talent, etc.
  • Certifications
  • How to market yourself and network
  • Trade associations
  • Employee vs ‘Outside’ Contractor
  • Continuing education
  • Cost and turnaround estimates
  • Contracts
  • Protocols
  • Code of ethics

This seminar, conducted in English, applies to anyone interested in becoming a professional translator and/or interpreter.

Sign up now on our registration page to guarantee your seat in this course. Registration is open until March 12th, 2014.
Enrollment is limited!