Interpreting Coordinator, MAJIT Program, University of Queensland (Australia)
With over 25 years’ experience as a freelance conference interpreter, Yuki Sayeg is also the interpreting coordinator in the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation (MAJIT) program at the University of Queensland in Australia. Yuki is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) and a NAATI Certified Conference Interpreter and Certified Advanced Translator. She was involved in a number of working groups designing the new NAATI Certification system introduced in 2018 and has been involved in the setting and marking of the first Certified Conference Interpreter exams held under the new system.
Australia is a leader in the field of community interpreting and is known particularly as a pioneer in the accreditation of interpreters and translators. Once described as ‘one of the least professionalized domains of translational activity’, community interpreting has made...