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Holly Mikkelson Conference

Oct 15, 2012   //   by globaltradu   //   Conferences  //  Comments Off on Holly Mikkelson Conference

Advanced Training for Legal Interpreters and Translators


Come enhance your legal interpreting and translation skills in this hands-on one day workshop conducted by this world-renowned trainer and consultant. This interactive, information-packed worshop will cover the following topics: Characteristics of Legal Language, Comparative Law (with emphasis in Common Law as compared to Civil Law), and how to translate Court Documents and Legislation from the US and Spanish-speaking countries.

January 19, 2013
9:00 – 4:30 pm
California State University Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834
Titan Theatre

About the Trainer:

Holly Mikkelson is Adjunct Professor of Translation and Interpretation at the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Graduate School of Middlebury College.She is an ATA-certified translator (Spanish>English, English>Spanish) and a state and federally certified court interpreter who has taught translation and interpreting for over 35 years. She is the author of Introduction to Court Interpreting as well as the Acebo interpreter training manuals and numerous articles on translation and interpretation. She is also a coauthor of Fundamentals of Court Interpretation: Theory, Policy and Practice .Professor Mikkelson has consulted with many state and private entities on interpreter testing and training, and has presented lectures and workshops to interpreters and related professionals throughout the world.

About the location:

California State University Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd

Fullerton, CA 92834
Conference Room: Titan Theatre:

Califonia State University, Fullerton Detailed Campus Map:

Califonia State University, Fullerton Detailed Printable Map (includes parking lots):

The parking Lot closest to TSU is named State College Parking Structure (SCPS) (located at the intersection of Student Union Way & State College) Building structures are coded in orange and

Parking Structures/lots coded in purple

Early-bird registration (by December 15th, 2012): $155

On-site registration: $170

*Students: $125

*Students (or recent graduates) in a translation, interpreting or related program.

Continuing Education Credit: ATA – 6 units, CIMCE – 6 units (CIMCE # L2846), Oregon Certified Court Interpreters – 6 language specific CEUs, RID – 0.06 CEUs

~ Complimentary lunch will be provided ~

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Xosé Castro Workshop Series – April 6, 2013

Oct 5, 2012   //   by globaltradu   //   Conferences, Featured, News  //  Comments Off on Xosé Castro Workshop Series – April 6, 2013

Note: This event has already taken place.



By Xosé Castro

Does speaking and writing correctly in Spanish matter to you? Are you interested in getting current on the RAE’s latest changes to the Spanish language? Whether you are a translator, interpreter, journalist, educator or student, or are simply interested in improving your Spanish language skills for professional or personal growth, you will not want to miss this opportunity! 

This hands-on workshop will be conducted by internationally-renowned Spanish translator, proofreader, copywriter, and trainer Xosé Castro (see biography below). This rare opportunity is not to be missed!

A message from Xosé:

Location: Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel @ Cal Poly Pomona (directions/map below)
Time: 8:30 – 5:00 PM
Social/Mixer: Immediately following event (Live Latin Music)


NOTE: This workshop will be conducted in Spanish.


About the workshop:

This is an introductory English-Spanish contrastive grammar analysis workshop. It will focus on common challenges translators and interpreters face when translating into Spanish, particularly in terms of grammatical structures, discursive elements, personal and impersonal styles, idioms, false cognates, loanwords and barbarisms, among others.

We will review some of the most common orthographic and grammatical pitfalls faced by translators from English into Spanish, especially when they live in an English-speaking country. Some specific topics that will be discussed are:

  • Latest updates to academic Spanish
  • Spanish norm versus usage
  • Common pitfalls with punctuation: comma, colon, semicolon, period, ellipses
  • Other punctuation marks: hyphen, dash, minus sign, forward slash, question mark, and exclamation mark
  • Upper and lower case
  • Prescriptive usage of typographic diacritical marks: cursive, quotation marks, italics, diacritical uppercase, and bold
  • Traditional Spanish formatting and typographical anglicisms
  • Paragraph and page formatting: page information presentation, headers, footers, and letterheads
  • Quotes and bibliographic references
  • Reference materials, lists, and websites to search for solutions to common questions

Additional Event Details:

  • Check-In and Late-Registration 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Complimentary buffet lunch at approximately 12:00 PM
  • Complimentary hot and cold beverages available throughout the workshop
  • Discounted pricing at the Kellogg West Hotel is available. Single occupancy rate is $69 and double occupancy rate is $79 (complimentary breakfast included). This pricing is available through April 4, 2013. For booking please call 1.800.KWEST.76 (1.800.593.7876) and mention Xosé Castro Workshops.
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service to and from Ontario International Airport by reservation only (48-hour advance notice required). Call 1.800.KWEST.76 (1.800.593.7876).

Social/Mixer immediately following the event at 5:00 PM.  Unwind to the rhythms of live Latin Music and enjoy a no-host bar and great company!

About the Trainer:

Xosé Castro is an English to neutral, Latin American, and European Spanish freelance translator, proofreader and copywriter since 1990. He lives in Madrid, Spain. His main areas of specialization are technical translation, software localization, advertising and marketing. He also gives specialized training courses for translators: specialized translation, marketing strategies, computing tips & tricks, proofreading, and movie scripts translation, among other topics. He’s given presentations and workshops for translators in most Latin American countries and the United States. Since 1996, he has published more than 200 articles about translation and linguistics. He has also participated in thirteen books about specialized translation. Mr. Castro has served as a scriptwriter for Televisión Española (Spanish PBS) and as a co-host in a TV contest about language. He also writes articles on computing, photography and food for printed and online magazines.

For additional information about Mr. Castro’s professional experience visit and

Student Rate:

The student discount is considerably lower than any other offers; therefore, additional Early Bird discount does not apply. Please select the ticket type “Student” to take advantage of this offer. This discount applies to students currently enrolled in translation/interpreting and/or language programs. Proof of current enrollment MUST be submitted via email to:

Continuing Education Credits:

CIMCE (Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education)– 6 units (CIMCE # L2933) CIMCE guidelines: maximum of 6 units approved per day.

ATA (American Translators Association) – 7 units

About the location:

Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel @ Cal Poly Pomona

Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel is uniquely located on a wooded hilltop overlooking cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg’s former ranch estate.  Read more:

KW Point Of Interest Map

To download or print map:

From San Bernardino/Ontario

Take Interstate 10 west to Route 57 south. Exit Temple Avenue and make a right hand turn. Take Temple Avenue to University Drive and make a right hand turn. Take University Drive to Horse Hill Drive and make a right hand turn. Take Horse Hill Drive, staying to your left at the fork, to the Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel.

From Orange County/Anaheim

Take Route 57 north. Exit Temple Avenue and make a left hand turn. Take Temple Avenue to University Drive and make a right hand turn. Take University Drive to Horse Hill Drive and make a right hand turn. Take Horse Hill Drive, staying to your left at the fork, to the Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel.

From Pasadena

Take Interstate 210 east to Route 57 south. Exit Temple Avenue and make a right hand turn. Take Temple Avenue to University Drive and make a right hand turn. Take University Drive to Horse Hill Drive and make a right hand turn. Take Horse Hill Drive, staying to your left at the fork, to the Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel.

Cancellation Policy:

GlobalTradu LLC reserves the right to cancel any event due to lack of enrollment or other factors. In the event of a cancellation, registered participants will be notified by e-mail and will receive a complete refund. If a participant chooses to cancel their confirmed registration, or cannot or does not attend the workshop, the following refund criteria will apply:

  • Cancellations must be sent in writing to
  • Cancellations received 15 or more days from the scheduled event date will be offered a 50% refund
  • Cancellations received 14 or less days from the scheduled event date will not be offered a refund


We hope to see you there!

The GlobalTradu Team


53rd American Translators Association Annual Conference

Oct 5, 2012   //   by globaltradu   //   Conferences  //  Comments Off on 53rd American Translators Association Annual Conference

October 24-27, 2012
Hilton San Diego Bayfront 
San Diego, California

Presenter: Daniel Tamayo
Daniel Tamayo has been working as a translator and interpreter for over 12 years. He has an MA in translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education and an MA in Hispanic language and civilization from the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a freelance translation professional, he serves as an English>Spanish translator and Spanish editor and proofreader. As a translator and conference interpreter, he specializes in business, economics, politics, immigration, education, and environmental issues. Since 2006, he has been a board member and instructor for the Translation and Interpreting Program at California State University, Fullerton.

Translating with Confidence: Effective Solutions to Common RoadblocksSession 13
(Saturday, 3:45pm-5:00pm; Intermediate; Presented in: Spanish)
Translators constantly face the need to defend their translation choices when questioned by clients, editors, and test graders. Using a variety of English texts from law, business, science, and journalism, the speaker will explore key strategies that will help you make translation decisions that you can defend quite successfully. The speaker will offer clear solutions to the common challenges faced when translating technical material, including acronyms and concepts, that do not transfer easily into the Spanish-speaking world.

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