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Online Workshop: Subtitling Like a Pro

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

$95.00 – $115.00

Presented by Ana Lis Salotti

To register as an NCTA member with the reduced pricing, please FIRST log into your account and THEN click here!

About the workshop

Join us for an online workshop about subtitling. The workshop will be language neutral, with into-English examples applicable to other language pairs. A significant practical portion will be followed by a discussion. We will have time for Q+A and practice with software.

Subtitling has very specific features, technical challenges and creative requirements that greatly differ from other translation specializations. Not every translator is readily equipped to subtitle media. However, many translators in the professional world are increasingly asked or inclined to translate and localize video content.

This workshop is designed for translators who wish to learn to subtitle, so they can add this service to their portfolio, or for novice subtitlers who wish to hone their skills.

What you will learn

  • – Technical characteristics and requirements of subtitling
  • – Best practices based on the most widely used subtitling guidelines in the world: Netflix’s Timed Text Style Guides
  • – Intro to Subtitle Edit, a free subtitling software
  • – Common subtitling pitfalls and how to avoid them to become a subtitling pro

This workshop is taught in English and offers lots of hands-on exercises. Some of the subtitle examples will be in Spanish, but other languages will also benefit from the point illustrated. Participants will be required to download and install Subtitle Edit in their computers to make the most of the practical side of the workshop.

About the presenter

Ana Lis Salotti is an English > Spanish translator and educator originally from Argentina. She has over 16 years of experience in the industry and holds a Master’s degree in Translation and Interpreting from UNSW, Australia. She combines deep practical experience with theoretical grounding and a research-driven approach to translation. Her translation specializations include environmental and conservation sciences, audiovisual translation, and sociopolitical issues. In the subtitling world, she has subtitled hundreds of show episodes and movies. Ana has worked for Netflix and Plint AB for years, among other subtitling studios and media distribution companies. Her teaching experience includes various translation courses at New York University, City College of New York’s Hunter College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Workshop details

Session dates and times: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Online via Zoom; workshop will be recorded
Continuing Education Points: 5 ATA CE credits

$95 for non-NCTA members, $75 for NCTA members

Please note: Register now! A $20 late-registration charge will be added after May 31.

To become an NCTA member, click here!

To register as an NCTA member with the reduced pricing, please FIRST log into your account and THEN click here!


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June 3
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00 – $115.00
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