Digital Tools for Interpreters

11 Jan 20

09:30 — 17:30

Paris, France



Salle St Rémy
43 rue de Dunkerque
75010 - PARIS

Ms Lorena Sorel

Booking Link

Course description:

As opposed to translators, interpreters seldom use technology in their practice. This training aims to bring interpreters up to speed. The main components of the training are:

  • Paperless Preparation. This part looks at Computer-Aided Interpreting (CAI) tools, apps for document annotation, glossary management and online preparation resources.
  • Note digitization. This part reviews several tools for digitizing handwritten notes to easily search them and organize them.
  • Term Extraction
  • Apps and gadgets that facilitate the interpreter's life on the go


  • Members of AIIC enjoy the same reduced rate as SFT and sister associations (FIT members): 325 euros with tax (270.83 euros exclusive of tax)
  • Non-members of SFT: 490 euros with tax (408.33 euros exclusive of tax)


Ms Maha El-Metwally is a conference interpreter for the languages: Arabic (A), English (B), French and Dutch (C). She works for a wide range of international organizations, including the European Institutions and the United Nations. She is a member of AIIC, the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) and the American Translators Association (ATA) where she serves on the Leadership Council of the Interpreting Division. She is also a Board member and member of the Admissions Committee of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI).

Maha has an MA in interpreter training from the University of Geneva. She is associated with a number of universities both in the UK and abroad where she contributes to the curriculum and gives professionalization talks. She is passionate about technology in the field of interpreting and offers courses on the subject.

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