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Professor Schneider-Stocking has been working as a freelance translator and interpreter since 1990. Her fields of specialization include business, law, medicine, computer software and hardware, biotechnology, and localization. She has also interpreted for members of various German ministries, political organizations and the German Parliament. She is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Northern California Translators Association (NCTA), and is a seminar and conference interpreter for the United States Department of State.

Teaching at MIIS gives her a chance to pass her passion of language to others. In her translation courses, special attention is placed on the nitty-gritty aspects of translating by delving into linguistic details and collaborating as a team to discuss multiple solutions and find the best options. Students will learn practical skills they will need as professional translators to work with clients and other translators.

Courses Taught

Course Description

Advanced Translation I into German

This is the first of two complementary courses designed to bring translation knowledge and skills up to the level that would be required of someone working in a professional translation environment. Students will be expected to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the first-year translation courses to produce translations that meet high standards for content, form, and presentation. A great deal of attention is given to subject matter knowledge and research, precision in text analysis and writing, and the appropriate application of translation technology. Some programs emphasize scientific and technical topics in this course, but others give considerable attention to commercial, economic, legal, and political texts, many of which have a technical component. The frequency, nature, and structure of course assignments and examinations are at the discretion of the instructor(s) of record. Students will, however, be expected to take at least one midterm exam and one final exam.

Prerequisite: 2nd-year student in good standing or equivalent background.

Terms Taught

Fall 2021 - MIIS

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Course Description

This course is the counterpart to Advanced Translation I. Students are expected to translate texts of considerable difficulty and complexity and to cope with the types of operational challenges that are likely to be encountered in professional translation settings, such as working in teams or coping with multiple technologies. Emphasis is on particular text categories and subject-matter knowledge that are pertinent to current market demand for the specific language combination and direction in which the course is being taught. The frequency, nature, and structure of course assignments are at the discretion of the instructor(s) of record, but will include projects that simulate, as closely as possible, the professional translation environment, as well as at least one midterm and one final exam.

Prerequisite: Advanced Translation I or similar background.

Terms Taught

Spring 2022 - MIIS

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Areas of Interest

Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation of German, Italian and English.

Academic Degrees

  • MA in Conference Interpretation, Universit├Ąt des Saarlandes, Germany; Minor in Economics.

Professor Schneider-Stocking has been teaching at the Institute since 2005.