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In The Zone


Being "in the zone" is thrilling and energizing. You are doing your best work - seamlessly, intuitively, and efficiently - and you know it.

Successful Girl


Yet, you aren't always "in the zone." Why is this? How do you get "in the zone? How do you get "out of the zone?" And how do you get back to being "in the zone?"

Interpreter researcher and author, Jack Hoza explores interpreting, cognitive science, education, psychology, and neuroscience to identify the components enabling interpreters to perform "in the zone." Hoza's book Interpreting in the Zone (2016) explores various influences on the interpreting product:

  • left brain vs. right brain

  • explicit vs. implicit learning

  • emotion vs. reasoning

  • perceptions

  • short-term memory

  • habits and behaviors

  • and more!

For this discussion group, you will

  • View Jack Hoza's (2016) Interpreting in the Zone: Research on How Interpreters Achieve Their Best Work lecture,

  • Read Hoza’s (2016) Interpreting in the Zone: How the Conscious and Unconscious Function in Interpretation, and

  • Participate in group discussions with other interpreters.

In the Zone is a book discussion facilitated by Amy Kroll. This interactive discussion is for working and student interpreters.

By the end of this book discussion, you will be able to...

  • Name various components influencing the process of interpretation

  • Discuss components enabling interpreters to perform successfully "in the zone"

  • Describe how the brain works in interpretation scenarios

CEUs & Time Commitment

Amy Kroll is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies (PS) program is offered for 1.2 PS CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

You should plan on 5.0 hours of reading and reflection (~65 pages / ~1-2 hours every two weeks) and 8.0 hours of group discussion (2 hours every two weeks). 


Dates & Location


This book discussion starts on July 23, 2023 (Sunday) and will end on September 16, 2023 (Saturday). 

Group meetings are held via Zoom and are on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Mountain on:

  • August 5th

  • August 19th

  • September 2nd

  • September 16th

Independent viewing, reading, and reflection of assigned lecture video and book chapters must be completed prior to the group meeting. Group Meetings are every two weeks.



Discussion Fee: $120

A PayPal invoice for the discussion fee will be emailed to you once your spot in the discussion has been confirmed.

A $100 refund will be offered through the original payment source for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the first day of the book discussion (April 29, 2023). No refunds are offered after this 24 hour cut off.​

Obtain a copy of the book for the duration of the discussion. Check online retailers or libraries for the book.



Submit your registration form by July 19, 2023. Registration is limited to 7 participants.


Requests for reasonable accommodations can be made on the registration form. 

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