News from CAPI
May 2012

Join us this Saturday for our Annual Meeting. Please let us know you're coming to enjoy a complimentary lunch (details below)!


CAPI has had a busy spring, including hosting some amazing training opportunities that many of you took advantage of. Katharine Allen gave a wonderful training course for medical interpreters working in all languages at the end of March and Maria Cecilia Marty provided advanced court training for Spanish court interpreters in late April (class photo below).
In June, CAPI is sponsoring a skills-building workshop for interpreters working in languages other than Spanish. Please consider attending. 


We hope you enjoy this issue of e-Captions, which includes updates on our organization as well as other events that may interest the Colorado interpreter community. Please write us if you have suggestions for future content. 

The Colorado Association of Professional Interpreters - CAPI


In This Issue
CAPI Annual meeting, this Saturday!
Interpreter training in Denver
Spanish Court Training a Success!
Upcoming conferences
CAPI Annual Meeting: May 12

We hope you can join us for CAPI´s annual meeting, which will be held on this Saturday May 12 at Front Range Community College. 

8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

3645 West 112th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80031  

Please confirm your attendance here so we can count you in for a complimentary lunch!

  In addition to a report on CAPI's activities over the past year and board elections, again we will offer free continuing education classes for our members (only current CAPI members will receive a certificate of attendance).Two exciting presentations will be offered: 

  1. How to grow your interpreting and translation business, using social media, with Cris Silva and Thais Lips 
  2. Tips and Techniques for Transcribing and Translating Recorded Conversations with Cathy Bahr, FCCI 
ELECTIONS: For absentee votes, download the ballot on this page and email it in by this Friday to be counted. Otherwise, if you are a current CAPI member, you can vote in person at the meeting this Saturday.

Please confirm your attendance here so we can count you in for a complimentary lunch.

See you this Saturday!
Local training opportunities


June 16-17, 2012

Denver, CO 


CAPI is sponsoring an innovative skills building workshop for interpreters working in languages other than Spanish. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn interpreting skills and practice techniques that will help prepare you for certification exams. The instructor will provide language-specific materials, and plenty of time will be devoted to hands-on practice in small groups or individually, depending on your working language.

Instructor: Ruth Warner is a Federally Certified Spanish Interpreter, Professional Conference Interpreter (AIIC) and experienced interpreter trainer.  


Two day training,

Cost: $150 for CAPI members / $195 non-members


Class limited to 12 students so register today by clicking here!




by International Language Solutions

Denver, June 9, 2012  1:00-3:00 pm 


This 2-hour class is designed for experienced interpreters of all languages and all specialties, including but not limited to legal, medical, community, conference & diplomatic interpreting, who are either certified or highly experienced and who uphold a code of professional ethics in their daily work. 


Ethics specific Continuing Education credits have been requested from the Colorado Court Interpreter Program for Certified Court Interpreters.

This class is limited to 40 experienced interpreters, so reserve your spot today.


For more information on these and other upcoming events, click here.
Four-day court interpreter intensive!
CAPI class

Recently I was lucky enough to attend the advanced training for Spanish Court Interpreters organized by CAPI and held here in Denver in late April. The syllabus of this four-day class was exceptionally well prepared. In addition to the exercises and discussions, we practiced memory retention, note-taking, self monitoring, care of the voice, etc. The instructor Maria Cecilia Marty's workshop was exciting and packed with information. - Lucy Kathan


Regional and National events
Mark your calendars so you won't miss the following conferences, a great way to connect with the wider world of language professionals!

May 18-20, Annual conference of the National Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) in Cambridge, MA

June 16-17, Monterey California, InterpretAmerica Summit,  a unified forum for all industry stakeholders, revolving around the theme of relevance.

October 5-7, New Mexico Interpreter Conference in Albuquerque, NM

October 23-27, American Translators Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA

More information available on the CAPI website.
Did you renew?
Did you remember to pay your CAPI membership for 2012? 
You need to be current in order to be able to vote this Saturday, as well as receive member discounts on classes.
Also, only current members are  listed in our fabulous online interpreter directory. If you're not sure whether you renewed, check to see if you are currently listed in the directory. If not, renew today!
You can also find a wealth of information and resources on our website, including (follow these links to the corresponding pages) reference materialsjob and volunteer opportunitiestraining, and upcoming CAPI meetings.  Check the website regularly for updates. 
Do you want to become a Certified Court Interpreter? Find out when upcoming certification events are scheduled by following

Interested in Medical Interpreter certification? click here

Visit the CAPI Website
Who are we?
The Colorado Association of Professional Interpreters is dedicated to supporting interpreters' professional needs as well as to promoting the recognition of all facets of interpreting in our community. Membership is open to anyone. CAPI is a Colorado not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2001.
We are an entirely volunteer organization, and welcome your feedback and participation in upcoming events. 
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