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Interpreter Workshop at NVRC on October 27

Back Translation:  Was That Right?

Presented By:   Jennifer Cranston

When:  October 27, 2012
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Northern Virgina Resource Center
3951 Pender Drive Suite 130   Fairfax, VA 22030
CEUs: .6 in Professional Studies

Cost: $60 VRID members/ $70 non-VRID members/ $30 VRID student members

Register at, under "Upcoming Events"

Workshop Description: 

Did you really see, say & sign what you think you did?  The exercise of back-translation is a powerful tool interpreters can utilize to monitor whether they are really rendering the message faithfully.  Audience members will learn the role and value of back-translation in evaluating the accuracy of their products and have the opportunity to put it into action, as groups engage in back-translation activities.

Presenter Biography:

Jennifer L. Cranston is nationally certified by RID, holding NIC-Advanced and K-12 certificates, & achieved a 4.4 on the EIPA . She earned a BA in Deaf Education from Flagler College and was awarded her M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with an ESOL focus, as it relates to teaching deaf students, from George Mason University. Currently, Jennifer interprets for Prince William County Schools, George Mason University, and INOVA hospitals.  She is a student in the PhD in Interpretation program at Gallaudet University and enjoys mentoring other interpreters.  She has been in the fields of Deaf Education & Interpreting for over a decade.  Mrs. Cranston is a regular guest presenter for the Graduate Education Program at GMU and was awarded a PCRID presentation scholarship in 2010.  She has presented at various conferences, including Silent Weekend, TESOL, and PCRID.  Jennifer resides in Northern Virginia and enjoys family time with her husband, eight year-old son, and four year-old daughter.

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