Case Studies, Stories, and Advice for Interpreters

On this blog we'll give examples and encouragement from our 14 years of experience working in interpreting, translating, and cultural awareness.

The Invitation

October 13, 2020
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by Oriah It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your …

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Case Study: Court Interpreter Saves the Hearing

September 23, 2020
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Several years ago a local county court requested an Arabic court interpreter from our company for a hearing that involved several parties, one of which was in custody. When the hearing date finally arrived and all the parties were present, the hearing got underway. The interpreter quickly noticed that the LEPs (Limited English Persons) whom he …

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Note-taking is Vital

August 14, 2019
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Tracking information is vital for interpreters, particularly when interpreting consecutively. In this recent article by Athena Matilsky at the NAJIT Observer discusses how to get the most from your note taking during interpreting sessions, but I’m particularly struck by her emphasis on “less is more” when it comes to note taking. Essentially, the goal when taking notes …

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