Debra is a Canadian certified interpreter, educator and researcher. As the previous David Peikoff Chair of Deaf Studies, at the University of Alberta, her research interests include mediated education with interpreters, interpreting in legal settings and with legal discourse, and Deaf-hearing interpreter teams. She is extensively published in the field of interpretation. Her interpreting practice spans over thirty years, and continues focus on medical, legal, mental health and employment settings. She has had a long history of leadership positions at the local, national and international level, serving on several volunteer organizations. She is the past President of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI), and a Commissioner for the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE).
Note-taking Techniques: Why do I need those?
This short webinar focuses on note-taking skills, something that is crucial for our consecutive and quasi-consecutive work, and it is a tool that can support our simultaneous work. We will examine different techniques for note taking and mapping, which are tools to support memory of not only what people said but how they said it. Practicing note taking outside of our interpreting work can also hone our understanding of discourse analysis, which is key to successful meaning-based interpreting.