Professional Development

About The Interpreter's Lab Professional Development Series

The Interpreter's Lab was designed as a meeting place for Interpreters - a place of exchange and learning. Our many years of service in this industry led us to create sessions that are meaningful for Community Interpreters - but, ultimately, it's you, the Interpreter, that knows best what you need. We give you the forum where talent, resources, and process all come together.

Our monthly sessions have been designed with careful consideration to the comments we have heard over the years, through our work and courses.

Interpreter’s Lab Professional Development Series Schedule

2020 Schedule - See the full schedule at Online Professional Development Series

In addition to the FREE monthly sessions that we offer at The Interpreter's Lab,  we also provide an annual showcase event. It is the only session that has a registration fee. This year's event is a very exciting, international event that will give interpreters access to important skills - simultaneous interpreting for interpreters working primarily in consecutive mode.

Special Online Session – Simultaneous Interpreting: Out of the Booth and in the Community

Join us for our 2020 Special Showcase Event and learn not only fundamental skills for interpreting in simultaneous mode, but also valuable information on how to keep on learning.

This 4-hour, online workshop is an intensive, hands-on, experiential learning session - designed for interpreters that work primarily in consecutive mode. Students will learn both theory and practice, as Evelyn takes you through a multi-layered process that will teach not only HOW but also WHY. Students will gain fundamental skills that will provide them with the ability to continue the learning process even after the workshop is over. Begin your journey to a new level of interpreting. Simultaneous mode of interpreting is being used more and more in all settings, especially in legal and courtroom sessions. Gain new skills and extend your work opportunities.

Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance signed by the instructor and the IL Director in addition to important links and information.

This is a special event produced by The Interpreter's Lab.

Watch the interview with Evelyn Cervantes - find out more and meet the instructor

REGISTER HERE for this Special Event

About the Instructor: Evelyn Cervantes

Evelyn resides in Costa Rica and is an accomplished conference interpreter and online interpreter instructor that has educated interpreters across North and South America to be able to work in simultaneous mode for remote settings. Evelyn graduated in 2002, from the University of Costa Rico, with a degree in Translations, and has been working as a dialogue (consecutive mode) and conference interpreter since that time - interpreting at high-level conferences for the governments of the last two Costa Rica administrations (Ministers and Vice-Presidents of the Republic). Evelyn is a Senior Quality Monitoring Specialist in charge of Quality Assurance for Stratus Video on video remote medical interpretation services and a dynamic, experienced instructor.

REGISTER HERE for this Special Event

Simultaneous Interpreting: Skills for the Booth and the Courtroom  -  4-hour session given in 2 parts:

Thursday, April 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (PST)


Thursday, April 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (PST)

Instructor: Evelyn Cervantes (Costa Rica)

Limited seating - 50% filled - only 10 seats available

Register by March 19th and receive a reduced rate - Sorry - early bird no longer available

  • Early Bird: $219 (only until March 19th)
  • Regular: $259 (March 19th to April 16th)