The Scottish Network of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting

Autumn Workshop


09:30 - 13:00


Nicolson Square Methodist Church
Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX
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ITI Scottish Network invites you to its autumn workshop:

Sustainable approaches for challenging situations
To be held at
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, Edinburgh
on Saturday, 1 October 2022
Registration/foregather (tea/coffee available)
Workshop (part 1)
Refreshment break
Workshop (part 2)
End of workshop
Lunch at the Methodist Church

Venue & Lunch
The workshop will take place at the Nicolson Square Methodist Church, Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX. The venue is off Nicolson Street (South Bridge), about 10 minutes’ walk from Waverley Station. For lunch, we will be catered for at the workshop venue, with a 2-course hot meal.



In the third event of our 2022 programme, we will discuss ethics in interpreting practice, explore the extent and role of codes of ethics, and share different approaches conducive to a more sustainable and ethical interpreting practice.

While the focus of this workshop is on interpreting, the issues raised should be of interest to translators and input from both practising interpreters and translators will be welcome.
Part 1 of the workshop will cover ethical challenges in interpreting practice and the extent and limitations of codes of ethics. The speakers will discuss ethics in the context of interpreting as a practice and a profession in different settings. Efforts towards the professionalisation of public service interpreting are closely linked to and largely dependent on ethical approaches. These often clash with questionable practices driven by financial constraints, obstacles to training and qualifications, and misconceptions and overambitious expectations of the role of interpreters.

In Part 2, participants will be invited to engage in hands-on activities that will lead to a discussion of potential approaches to handling the ethical dilemmas faced by interpreters before, during or after interpreting assignments. Some strategies will be put to the test, and participants will be invited to share the strategies they use or would use in the proposed scenarios to promote ethical approaches to interpreting and to the interpreting profession.


Eloísa Monteoliv

ScotNet member Eloísa Monteoliva is Assistant Professor in Spanish and Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes at Heriot-Watt University’s School of Social Sciences – Languages and Intercultural Studies. Eloísa is a sworn translator and interpreter (EN<>ES) accredited by the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs since 2008, holds a PhD in Police Interpreting (2017), and regularly delivers training to police forces on how to work with interpreters. She currently teaches interpreting on the Heriot-Watt MSc programme and to undergraduates.

José M. Conde

José M. Conde is an Assistant Professor in Spanish at Heriot-Watt University and has worked as a freelance interpreter since 2004, mainly in Spain and Scotland. José has been an interpreter trainer in two different institutions, Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain, 2007-09) and Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland, 2009-present). He currently teaches interpreting on the Heriot-Watt MSc programme and to the undergraduate Honours Year.

ITI Scottish Network members: free

ITI members (but not ScotNet): £10

Non-ITI members: £25

Students: free

2-course hot meal (main, dessert and tea/coffee) £23 pp
Menu options will follow nearer the time.
Please indicate the relevant amounts on the registration form.


To register for the ITI ScotNet Autumn Workshop 2022, please either fill in this form online and return it to and make the payment online, or print and fill in the form manually and post it, together with a cheque for the relevant amount, to Norma Tait, 16/12 East Pilton Farm Rigg, Edinburgh, EH5 2GE, by Wednesday 21 September 2022 at the latest. Your fee and lunch payment (if applicable) should also be paid by this date.

General information

If you can offer or would like a lift or overnight accommodation, please post a message on the ScotNet e-group or let Norma know by emailing

5 x £30 grants are available for ScotNet members living outside the Central Belt who wish to attend this event. Please email Norma Tait on to apply for a grant.

To find out more about joining the network, please contact ScotNet Membership Secretary Catherine Roux on

Event registration form: Registration_Autumn-Workshop_2022_form

Call notice: Call notice Autumn Workshop 2022_final

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