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Breaking News: How Interpreters Can Be Ready for Nearly Everything

June 18 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Join this webinar to explore the dynamic world of broadcast interpreting, focusing on strategies to help you stay ahead in breaking news scenarios.

Broadcast interpreting poses unique challenges akin to those journalists face—being prepared to cover any topic at a moment’s notice without losing clarity. This webinar examines the strategies used in interpreting live, breaking news and global events on a major news channel. From the pandemic and the 2020 U.S. elections (including the January 6 insurrection and the inauguration) to geopolitical shifts such as the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, we’ll navigate diverse and intense scenarios, emphasizing mental well-being amidst high-pressure situations. Discover tools for swift preparation, vocabulary readiness, and resilience, applicable not only in breaking news interpreting but in handling unexpected interpreting tasks across various fields.   

You will learn how to:

  1. Master broadcast interpreting techniques.
  2. Prepare for urgent tasks. 
  3. Build teams for last-minute assignments.
  4. Maintain mental well-being when dealing with emotionally challenging topics.

About the Presenter 

Denise Bobadilha, based in São Paulo, Brazil, is an accomplished English>Portuguese interpreter and translator. She has interpreted breaking news and global events for CNN Brasil since March 2020 and serves diverse clients in communication, public relations, public policies, environment, pharma, IT, livestock, agribusiness, and law. With 23 years of experience as a journalist, she’s earned accolades for her work in magazines, newspapers, websites, and corporate projects in the U.K. and Brazil. Certified by leading T&I courses such as Alumni and Versao Brasileira, she serves as a second vice president of the Brazilian Association of Professional Interpreters. 

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June 18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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Presenter(s): Denise Bobadilha
Duration: 1 hour
Presenting Language(s): English
Level: All

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