Meet Alicia Ernand! She's a Spanish language certified court interpreter, a dialect coach, and teacher. She writes, records, and produces interpreter training materials covering civil, criminal, dependency, and juvenile law.
All of Ernand's audio presentations have been approved for continuing education purposes by the Judicial Council of California. In addition, interpreters nationwide use them for professional development. Her article, "The Makings of a Professional Interpreter" has been published in numerous interpreter publications.
She is a leading authority on helping novice and veteran interpreters stay productive and competitive. She has inspired countless interpreters to optimize their potential. In addition, she has extensive experience as a Spanish dialect coach. Her expertise ranges from working with English speaking celebrities, to working with Spanish speaking stars, to working with actors performing in regional theater productions who use her telephonic services. She coaches on the set, off the set, on location, and on the phone!
Her interpreting workshops are extremely popular and have been presented at CCIA conferences, CFI conferences, CWCIA conferences, California State University Los Angeles, California State University Northridge, Chaffey College, Clark County Bar Association (Las Vegas), East Los Angeles College, Florida International University, Las Vegas ATI Conference, Miami Dade College, PALS for Health, and University of California Los Angeles. Comments such as "Best we've seen" or "Best of the conference" represent typical feedback to Ernand's presentations.
Ernand holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Florida International University, and a Certificate Program Degree in Spanish/English Interpretation and Translation from UCLA. In addition, she completed extensive course study in Journalism at California State University Northridge. During her internship there, she wrote, produced, reported and anchored for KCSN. She received the "Gold Press Card" award for Best Radio Documentary.