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BRIDGING THEORY & PRACTICE - 2: Technology beyond CAT tools


Wednesday 26 February 2020    9:00 am AEDT - This is a pre-recorded webinar

Technology forms an inherent part of the translation and interpreting industry, forcing practitioners to spend increasing amounts of time in deciding what technology to purchase and learning how to use it. In addition to the expectations from clients around the effective use of these technologies to deliver faster and at a lower cost, practitioners are not remunerated for the time spent of learning and tweaking their tools.

The second webinar in the Bridging Theory and Practice series builds on the digital literacy notions explored in the first webinar and explores the global technological environment in which most translators operate, addressing its risks and benefits. It highlights a number of strategic technical tools such as web scrappers, terminology extractors and computer-assisted TM creation, then proceeds to discuss "online footprinting" for freelancers.


Sam Berner is a QLD-based legal translator with decades of working experience. Her involvement with AUSIT and her interest in the professional and philosophical aspects of translation have often caused her to approach issues from angles different to those most colleagues take.

Born in Europe and raised in North Africa and the Middle East, Sam can fluently speak 3 languages and stutter in three others. Prior to coming to Australia, she lived for over twenty years in the Middle East and North Africa, teaching, publishing and translating. During those years Sam worked for several regional and international publishing houses, as well as the UNICEF and UNHCR in conflict zones. In addition to her translation work, Sam conducts workshops for Australian businesses about the use of translators, cross-cultural communication and effective business dealing with people from Middle Eastern and North African cultures.

An active AUSIT member and a former National President, Sam continues to mentor and motivate many aspiring translators to expand their vision globally. A staunch advocate for embracing change, Sam presented numerous workshops and seminars for AUSIT on business practices, technology, professional development and ethics, as well as travelling overseas to present academic papers at international conferences.

She has been actively involved in various community groups working with refugees and other non-profit organizations, NAATI and AUSIT committees and Translators Australia. She is the recipient of AUSIT Excellence Award in 2009 and 2018 and was the Vice-Chair of the FIT2017 Congress held in Brisbane, as well as chairing the 2008 and 2014 AUSIT National Conferences

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Registrants will be provided with an access link to view the webinar at 9:00 am AEDT on Wednesday 26 February 2020 - the link will remain valid for a six-month period.

Please note that this is a pre-recorded (on-demand) webinar and hence any questions cannot be answered in real time. Questions arising from viewing the webinar can be emailed to the presenter - contact details will be provided at the beginning of the webinar.
26/02/2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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