We are delighted to have been invited to give a short presentation entitled "Working with Police Interviewers" at the sixth, and final, in a series of CPD days for interpreting students, interpreters from the National Register of Public Service Interpreting and many other professional interpreters on Thursday 19 May 2016.
We are very pleased and proud to have been invited to take part in this final CPD day, which has been given the title "Interpreting for the Police: Not for the Fainthearted". Our Director of Training, Phil Parkinson, will be attending along with Managing Director, Simon Smith.
Phil will be giving the presentation on behalf of Zakon Training, and he says, "Having worked closely with interpreters both during police interviews, and during overseas secondments, I am well aware of the tremendous job they do, and how hard that job can be at times. I just hope that my presentation goes some small way to help empower interpreters and provides them with extra knowledge to add to and supplement their interpreting skills and the relationship they foster with the interviewing officer(s)."
Managing Director Simon Smith says "Knowing that Phil has a Russian wife and bilingual daughter, I could not have chosen anyone better to give a presentation on interpreters working with police interviewers. Phil is only too well versed in the problems that can ensue through misunderstandings due translation or cultural issues. As an aside, he also knows only too well what it feels like to have two people talking about him in a language he doesn't fully understand!"
We are really looking forward to going to the London Metropolitan University on Thursday 19 May, and we hope to see as many people in the audience as possible.