ATIA Webinar ~ “Working with Immigration Consultants”

January 10, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Zoom Online

Catherine Diallo is a German-qualified lawyer as well as a certified German, French and English translator.
She’s a member of the Ordre des traducteurs terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ, the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO), the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA), the American Translator’s Association (ATA) and the Canadian Association of Legal Translators (CALT).
She mostly serves legal and corporate clients in Canada, the US, and Europe.
In Montreal, Quebec, she was a self-employed Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and worked for different immigration law firms prior to starting her translation business full-time.
She is familiar with the different types of clients immigration professionals serve. This ultimately affects the type of translation service they need/the kind of translator they’ll be hiring. She’s excited to share this knowledge with you.

Webinar Description:

During this webinar, you’ll learn what to consider when offering your services to immigration consultants.

  • What types of clients does an immigration consultant serve?
  • Are they working with immigration applicants only or with Canadian companies hiring foreign talent as well?
  • What types of immigration services do they offer?
  • Are they solopreneurs or part of a larger practice?

These are the questions you should be able to answer before picking up the phone and pitching your services.

We will also look at the formal translation requirements as defined by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, as they’re a bit contradictory and refusals due to formalities happen quite frequently.

The presentation will take 1.5 hours. A 30-minute Q&A session will conclude the webinar.

Cost: $40
ATIA Members Cost: $30  [you must be logged in to receive the members cost]
choose the appropriate ‘Ticket Type’ below to register and pay.  A Zoom invite will be emailed to registrants Jan 9, 2023.

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Introduction to Translation 4 Part Webinar Series

November 28, 2022 6:00 pm - December 8, 2022 8:00 pm Zoom Online

Regina Landeck presents 

‘Introduction to Translation’ webinar series:

Regina Landeck, M.A. is a certified translator for German to English and English to German. She is a member of ATIA and a corresponding member of  ATA. Regina holds a law degree from Germany, a post-graduate diploma in adult education, and a master’s degree in translation. She taught legal translation in the online Translation Certificate Program at New York University for 10 years and continues to operate her own translation business, ProLingua Consulting. Regina teaches translation webinars and is also active as a mentor and tutor to new translators.

  • Scroll to ‘Ticket Type’ table below to register and pay for webinars.
  • Dates and details below.
  • If you wish to purchase “All 4 Webinars”  there is a cost savings of $20 [Choose only Ticket Type ‘Bundle All 4 Webinars’].
  • OR you may purchase individual webinars at $40.
  • Deadline to register is November 25)
  • The Translation exam is December 10!
   Zoom Invites will be sent the day before each webinar.
DATES Time Webinar Name Purpose of Webinar
November 28, Monday 6:00 – 8:00 pm Source Text and Target Text Many candidates may fail their translation exams because they don’t properly analyze the source text for meaning, structure, background, and literary devices. This webinar aims at raising awareness of these important aspects of a successful translation.
December 1, Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 pm Translation Processes and Practice Session What goes into a successful translation? Which processes are involved? This webinar will provide some guidance. Candidates are requested to translate a text before the webinar. We will discuss the translation processes and look at the elements that make this text challenging.
December 5, Monday 6:00 – 8:00 pm Revision Techniques Translation – like writing – is a process. The first draft is never the final version. In this webinar, we will discuss revision techniques for exams and professional translation work.
December 8, Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 pm Translation as a Busines Most translators in Canada are freelancers. Taking the step toward self-employment can be scary and requires serious thought and preparation. This webinar offers some food for thought about freelancing in today’s global economy.
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Editing Exam Preparation (4 part webinar)

November 7, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Zoom Online
with Roula Salam

This is a Four Part webinar:

Cost:  $140 Non ATIA members
Cost:  $120 ATIA members 
To Pay:  Please forward an E-Transfer to admin@atia.ab.ca and only use the password: ATIAediting

To Register:  register below for all four days

Session Date Time Link
Part 1 November 7, Monday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration at this Link – Zoom Online Webinar
Part 2 November 8, Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration at this Link – Zoom Online Webinar
Part 3 November 9, Wednesday  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Registration at this Link – Zoom Online Webinar
Part 4 November 10, Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration at this Link – Zoom Online Webinar

This 4 part webinar must have a minimum of 12 registrants in order to run.

Registration Deadline: November 5 

***Please ignore the admin note in yellow below.

Reading Comprehension Exam Preparation

November 4, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Zoom Online
with Roula Salam

This is a two part webinar:

Cost:  $80 Non ATIA members
Cost:  $70 ATIA members 
To Pay:  Please forward an E-Transfer to admin@atia.ab.ca and only use the password: ATIArc

To Register:  register below for both days

Session Date Time Link
Part 1 November 4, Friday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration Closed
Part 2 November 5, Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Closed

Registration Deadline: November 3 (minimum number of participants is 12).

***Please ignore the admin note in yellow below.

Code of Ethics Exam Preparation

November 5, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Zoom Online
with Regina Landeck

This webinar will provide an overview of ATIA’s Code of Ethics and the rationale behind the provisions of the Code.  We will discuss some of the ethical challenges we face as translators and/or interpreters. A mini exam will offer the participants an opportunity to practice for the Code of Ethics exam.

Cost:  $40   

To pay:  Please forward an E-Transfer to admin@atia.ab.ca and only use the password:  ATIAcofe

To Register click the registration link in the table below:

Webinar Date Time Registration Link:
Code of Ethics Exam prep November 5, Saturday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration is closed

Registration Deadline: November 4 (minimum number of participants is 12).

***Please ignore the admin note in yellow below.