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Workshop: Tips and Tricks for Freelance Conference Interpreters

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

$50 – $90

Join us to welcome Cyril Flerov back to San Francisco to present an exciting workshop on tips and tricks for freelance conference interpreters. Cyril will share tips on how to prepare for assignments, how to travel, booth etiquette, negotiations and contracts.

You will learn:

  • Strategies to prepare for an assignment.
  •   “Road warrior” skills: how to negotiate airports faster, what to pack and what not to pack, international travel, traveling with just a carry on for short trips, etc.  
  •   Subtle and not so subtle rules of booth etiquette. Are you upset if your boothmate is using a laptop in the booth and clicking distracts you? What to discuss before you start interpreting? What must you do as soon as you are done with your shift and take off your headset? What irritates audio technicians the most? All will be revealed.
  • Negotiations and contracts: There are some basic things that interpreters and translators need to know about contracting. Ethics and managing assignments also play an important role.  

About the presenter:

Cyril Flerov is a professionally trained USA based Russian conference interpreter (Russian A, English B).  He has over 25 years of experience and worked freelance at events organized by major US and international clients. A member of the USA Regional Bureau of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) and Executive Secretary of The American Association of Language Specialists (TAALS), he has extensive experience teaching conference interpretation both in Russia and in the United States, including at MIIS – Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. His speaking engagements and seminars about interpretation include AUIC, TAALS, ATA, CHICATA, NCTA, CFI, NASA, STIBC, and others.  www.cyrilflerov.com


NCTA Members EB – $50  (until 2/18/2019)

Non-NCTA Members EB – $70 (until 2/18/2019)

NCTA Members (after 2/18/2019) – $70

Non-NCTA Members (after 2/18/2019) – $90

Continuing Education: 2 hrs. CIMCE credits;  CCHI – 2.00 instructional hours; ATA-certified members will earn 2 Continuing Education points; CIMCE credits pending.

RegistrationEarly payment is advised in order to secure participation and help reach the workshop minimum participation. Unfortunately, workshops may occasionally have to be canceled or rescheduled if the confirmed participation in advance is very low. NCTA will not be responsible for any consequential losses to participants arising from this.

Cancellation policy: Refunds are issued only if notice of cancellation is received one week prior to the applicable workshop date. A cancellation fee of $10 is charged for all cancellations.


REGISTRATION CLOSES 2/21/2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Space is limited to 30 attendees. Register now to reserve your space.

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February 23
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$50 – $90
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Judit Marin


Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street --- We recommend taking BART to the venue; parking is limited!
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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