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FREE Webinar for HITA Members- Remote Simultaneous Interpreting from a different perspective

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

COVID-19 and subsequent worldwide lockdowns have forced governments to implement measures that triggered the virtualization of economic and social relations.  Even when cloud-based interpreting platforms and video conferencing apps are not a novelty, this unexpected situation transformed the way interpreters used to work. Being in lockdown might be a great chance to catch up on many fronts related to interpreting and technology. However, technology is one of the many tools used when people communicate their ideas and do business.

The emphasis placed on the technology and hardware related to RSI risks leaving aside other crucial aspects of communicative events and the life cycle of the provision of a professional service. In this webinar interpreters will be presented with several questions to understand how RSI changes the way interpreters used to work and identify the degree of adaptation required to offer RSI as a professional service. In sum, this short course addresses remote simultaneous interpretation (RSI) from the perspective of communication and the provision of a quality professional service during and after the coronavirus crisis.


  • COVID-19 and virtualization of communications
  • Should I diversify my portfolio of services?
  • RSI seen from a different perspective
  • The life cycle of a professional service
  • Old and new hard skills & soft skills
  • Client education
  • Stress in RSI 
  • What is the silver lining of using RSI during the crisis?

Handouts:  Yes.  A list of resources on RSI will be provided.

About the trainer

Darinka Mangino is a Conference and Court interpreter for Spanish, English and French C. She holds a Masters in Advanced Studies for Interpreting Trainers from the University of Geneva, Switzerland; a PGC in Forensic Linguistics from Aston University, United Kingdom and a university degree in conference interpreting from Instituto Superior de Interpretes y Traductores, Mexico City. She is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) and the Mexican College of Conference Interpreters (CMIC). Darinka is an Adjunct Professor for Interpreting and founder of Léxica Aula Virtual para Interpretes and Founding Member of Proyecto Cenzontle.

How to register:

To register for the webinar, follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uc-qhrzsuHtU3qbK_aVYfjnVhk3PqfHOu

This webinar is offered only to HITA Members. Non-members must join HITA in order to participate. 
All registered participants will be approved based on their HITA membership.
After the registration, you will receive an individual link to join the webinar on May 9.

No continuing education credits will be offered, but a Certificate of Attendance can be provided upon request.

This webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be available for 30 days. You must register for the webinar in order to receive the recording.

If you have questions, please contact development@hitagroup.org


May 9
9:00 am - 10:00 am