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Helen Campbell

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Helen Campbell is an experienced conference interpreter and interpreter trainer. She was a staff member of the Directorate-General for Interpretation of the European Commission in Brussels from 1973 until 2011. After studying German and French at Southampton University, she was trained as a conference interpreter with the European Commission soon adding Italian to her language combination. She represented her DG in Geneva (1991 – 1993) and in London (1999 – 2001).

Helen Campbell is a regular speaker at university careers days and other major language-related events, such as the London Language Show. At universities, she has given master classes, chaired aptitude tests and examination panels and more recently provided training for trainers’ seminars and CPD courses on note-taking skills and preparation for UN and EU tests.

From 2001 until 2011 she played a key role in IAMLADP, the International Annual Meeting for Language Arrangements, Documentation and Publications, the international forum of Heads of Language and Conference Services founded by the UN. In this role, she set up the Universities Contact Group in 2006 which she co-chaired with University representatives until 2011. Helen Campbell is an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and of the Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association, an external consultant for London Metropolitan University and a member of the Advisory Board of the Research Centre for Translation and Interpreting. She contributed to studies of the University of Leicester and of the European project "Optimale". In 2009, 2010 and 2011 she co-edited three publications: "Reflections on Legal Translation", "Translating Justice" and "Language, Law and Translation" with Jesus Baigorri and Iciar Alonso of the University of Salamanca, published by Interlingua, Granada.

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