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This is a networking, cultural, and professional development group for linguists, translators, and interpreters in the Bay Area. Whether you are an established or an aspiring translator/interpreter, this group is for anyone passionate about languages. Please join us with your enthusiasm and curiosity.

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Now that working from home is the new normal even for most interpreters, it is essential to know how to protect your computer and other devices from malicious attacks. This webinar will cover basic cybersecurity for language professionals. We’ll discuss a variety of important topics, from Antivirus software over HIPAA and Virtual Private Networks to Zombies. You’ll learn how to secure your internet connection while doing remote interpreting for depositions, interview, medical appointments. We’ll discuss how to keep your and your clients’ personal data safe. The webinar will also give a summary on how to keep yourself safe from scammers. The webinar will close with a Q&A session. Topics covered: * Passwords, passphrases, and hacking * Internet security: routers, Wifi, and VPNs * Securing other (mobile) devices * HIPAA, remote interpreting etc. * Phishing, smishing, spoofing and scams (Note, a pre-recorded webinar on the topic of scams is available on demand from the same presenter. The present webinar will only marginally overlap with that pre-recorded on-demand webinar.) ABOUT THE PRESENTER Carola F. Berger is an ATA-certified English>German translator, specializing in patent and scientific/technical translation. She holds a PhD in physics and a master’s degree in engineering physics. The nature of her work, which is highly confidential, as well as her current role as NCTA Webmaster necessitates that she has up-to-date cybersecurity knowledge. Continuing Education: This webinar will be recorded! Please pre-register at https://ncta.org/event/webinar-gone-phishing-cybersecurity-essentials-for-language-professionals/ All registrants will receive a link to the recording. If you cannot attend the live webinar or if you want to view the webinar again, you will have 30 days to watch the recording. Approved CEUs: 1 ATA CE points. When: Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 am – 11:15 am PST Where: Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link, meeting ID, and a password by email on the day of the event. Attendees will need access to a computer with internet and speakers to listen to the presentation. Cost: NCTA Members – $25 Non-NCTA Members – $35 To register as an NCTA member with the reduced pricing, please log into your account! If you are not NCTA member, don't wait more time! Join and get reduced pricing for the webinar. Registration? Via the NCTA website (by August 21). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. Register here: https://ncta.org/event/webinar-gone-phishing-cybersecurity-essentials-for-language-professionals/


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Join us for our virtual General Meeting! Agenda: - Welcome and NCTA business - Guest Speaker - Q&A - Virtual networking - Closing Ever wondered what it’s like to provide language services in a disaster situation? Eight months after the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, Pamela Gilbert-Snyder traveled to Port-au-Prince to volunteer her interpretation services as part of a mobile medical unit providing outpatient care to four different tent cities. Join us to hear her talk about trip organization and logistics, language preparation, and what it was like to live and work with a 25-person crew in extreme and sometimes dangerous situations. About the speaker: Pamela Gilbert-Snyder, M.A. French, M.A. T&I (MIIS), MFA Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts (UC Riverside), is an ATA-certified, independent translator (F-E) with 30+ years' experience translating in legal, financial, environmental, and medical fields (including public health). Published work includes Oil Addiction, by Pierre Chomat, Embracing the Unknown, by Graziella Chabanel, and work in the fields of sailing, tourism, plays, and current events. She is based in the San Francisco Bay area, where she is quarantining with her husband, 21-year-old daughter, 87-year-old mother, dog, cat, and a lonely fish called Uno. We will host our meeting on Zoom. You will need to RSVP to this invitation from the NCTA website, while logged-in or by providing your email address. After you confirm your attendance, you will receive an email with the Zoom details just prior to the meeting. *****************************Please DO NOT try to RSVP here. You need to go to NCTA website: https://ncta.org/event/ncta-virtual-general-meeting-please-rsvp-by-aug-28/

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Webinar: Interpreting for Asylum Seekers

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