Spanish writing workshop

  • 03/07/2020
  • 09:00 - 15:30
  • Highline College, Des Moines, WA
  • 16


  • Join NOTIS for only $45 per year to get discounted rates.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for a full-day workshop on writing in Spanish! Good writing is a prerequisite for good translation. Expert Helen Eby will offer instruction on working with Spanish-language style guides, developing style guides for your own use, working with a partner for more effective writing and revision, and improving your analytical reading skills.

Helen Eby is an ATA-certified Spanish <> English translator and a Certified Spanish Interpreter for the Oregon Health Authority & Judicial Department. Her book Principios de redacción del español was released in 2019.


9:00 check in
-Analyze articles from the Mexican online version of Selecciones (
-Based on that reading, create a style guide for Selecciones
-Write a 150-word article following the Selecciones style guide, with peer critique
-Draw conclusions as a group about how to write well in Spanish in the United States.
-Discuss a definition of "translation"
-Using that definition, identify what is and is not allowed in translation in two venues: the courts, and Selecciones
-Translate a Seattle Times article for Selecciones using the style guide developed today, with peer critique
-Wrap-up and discussion of further goals
3:30 class ends


Highline College, Building 29 Classroom 219
2400 South 240th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198-9800

Parking in the South Parking Lot is free on the weekends. We will be in Building 29 near the South Parking Lot. Take the stairs to the second floor, follow the hallway, and room 219 will be on the left-hand side.


Five(5) CE credits for this workshop have been approved
 by the Washington State DSHS, Five (5) CE credits for this workshop have been requested from the Washington State AOC, and ATA. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to get to the site, find parking and sign in before the workshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the workshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.


  • Workshop participants should bring a laptop if possible.
  • Please select your lunch option when registering. No outside food is allowed in our classroom.
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