Structuring Techniques For Consecutive Note-taking

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(3 hrs – 0.3 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs; 3.00 CE hours by CCHI/CEAP) In this 2-hour webinar/workshop we will study structuring techniques to improve the organization and readability of your notes in consecutive interpreting. We will explain the logic behind each structuring technique by means of practical examples as well as exercises that you will complete during and after the presentation. After completing this course you will be able to systematically apply good structuring techniques to take clear and readable notes.



This course is approved for 0.3 CEUs by IMIA/NBCMI (ID: 21-1185) and 3.00 CE hours by CCHI/CEAP (ID: 9692)

1. Structuring Techniques Lecture 

In this 2-hour lecture you are going to learn the concepts of the following structuring techniques with visual examples and a recorded Q&A: segmentation, spacing, horizontality, verticality, shifting, linking, listing, emphasis, and finishing line.

2. Note-taking practice

After attending the live meeting or watching the recording, you will have the opportunity to practice what you just learned with four audio exercises followed by an answer key/note-taking analysis with the transcription of the suggested notes. You will also be able to share your thoughts in the comment section to discuss your insights with other students and the teacher.

3. Final quiz

In order to obtain a certificate, you will have to pass a 10-questions quiz with at least 70%.


Trainer’s Bio:

Nanyi Mateo is a Spanish Medical Interpreter certified by NBCMI (CMI-Spanish) and CCHI (CHI-Spanish). Since 2018, she’s been working as a video remote and over-the-phone medical interpreter as well as a quality assurance agent with multiple remote interpretation agencies across the United States. In 2020, she started teaching interpretation and note-taking for online interpreting schools in California and Chicago, such as Transinterpreting and AALB. In 2021, she developed a remote interpreter assessment, training manual, and a 10-hour Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice course for Peregrine Interpreters. She has presented her original note-taking language for remote interpretation for national and international interpreting associations, such as the National Society of Translators and Interpreters of New Zealand (NZSTI), the Multilingual Consortium of the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), the staff interpreters of one of the UCLA Health Systems, and the National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL). She has created over 400 symbols for her note-taking language which she has published in her online symbols glossary.


2 reviews for Structuring Techniques For Consecutive Note-taking

  1. Nanyi Mateo


  2. Ohoud Joudeh

    It was a great webinar. I got to practice my notetaking skills which is an essential part in consecutive interpreting but the technique of notetaking was structured in an effective way to make it easy to understand and relay your rendition accurately . All of that is taught in this very useful course. Thanks Nanji. I highly recommend it for whoever is able to take notes but has difficulty in organizing them or even read them.

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