Welcome to the NAJIT Academy

The NAJIT Academy is a new and exciting educational project under the direction of the Training and Education Committee offering webinars and other educational opportunities. This initiative is intended to provide a variety of subjects and in many different languages to meet the needs of NAJIT friends and members.

We invite you to submit your ideas for webinar topics as well as submit your own webinar proposal. Please use the links above to share them!

Upcoming Webinars:

How to be an Interpreter or Translator and not go Broke

Presenter: Helen Eby

Date: July 11, 2020

2 PM ET – 4 PM ET (11 AM PT – 1 PM PT)

Overview: In this webinar we will consider the business of interpreting/translation from a variety of perspectives to develop a successful business plan. This includes, among other things, evaluating the quality of the product being offered, how the client sees it, how to promote it, what the competition is, what the market may bear, the cost of doing business, basic accounting and invoicing, follow-up practices for sustainability, and client follow-up and satisfaction. This presentation will be responsive to the needs of the audience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and be able to outline a business plan.
  • Define the cost of doing business for yourself.
  • Consider your target income objectively.
  • Consider your cost of availability.
  • How to submit a proposal for funding or a budget.

*NOTE: There are 500 lines available for participants. Registration is available on a first come, first served basis. You must join the live webinar and attend the entire session to receive a certificate of attendance. The webinar capacity will be capped at 100 to provide the best experience for attendees. Reserve your spot today!

Helen Eby is a certified English into Spanish and Spanish into English translator, a certified court interpreter, and a certified health care interpreter. She was a medical school student at the University of Buenos Aires for two years. She graduated from the Escuela Nacional en Lenguas Vivas as a teacher of English and Spanish. One of her major interests is supporting translators and interpreters, which is why she co-founded The Savvy Newcomer blog and ¡Al rescate del español!, a blog about improving Spanish writing. She also co-founded the Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters and the Spanish Editors Association. She has established training programs for medical interpreting and translation in Oregon.

Cost:

FREE for Members

$25 for Non-Members

CEU’s Offered: Yes, if approved. A certificate of attendance will be provided to those that join the live webinar and attend the entire session. Please review the list below to determine what states and organizations have approved CEU’s.

You must register by 5 PM ET the day before the webinar.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Approved:

STATE OR ORGANIZATION
# UNITS APPROVED
STATE OR ORGANIZATION
# UNITS APPROVED
American Translators Association (ATA)
2 units
Nebraska
NOT OFFERED
California (CIMCE)
NOT APPROVED
New Mexico
2 units
Colorado
2 units
North Carolina
2 General units
Delaware
2 units
Ohio
2 units
Florida
NOT APPROVED
Oklahoma
2.5 Ethics Units
Idaho
2 units
Oregon
2 General units
Kentucky
2 units
Pennsylvania
2 General units
Maryland
2 units
RID
2 Units
Massachusetts
PENDING
Tennessee
2 General units
Michigan
NOT APPROVED
Texas
NOT OFFERED, online system unavailable
Mississippi
2 credits
Utah
NOT OFFERED
Missouri
2 credits
Washington
2 units
Wisconsin
2 units
Cancellation Policies:
Free webinars: You can cancel at any time. Please click the link in the second email you received (the one with the log in details). This will release your spot for another attendee.
All other webinars: Webinar fees will be refunded up until two weeks prior to the event, minus a 10% processing fee. Email the NAJIT Administrator at info@najit.org to request your cancellation.