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.

Johnson County Community College Publishes Profile on Nabil!

September 7, 2021
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Bridging the Gap Interpreting’s founder and owner, Nabil Cherif, was recently interviewed by Johnson County Community College for their website! (find the article here)! Check it out below! Nabil Cherif had been all over the world—Tunisia, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, England, Switzerland and Cyprus—before landing in Kansas City in 2000 to attend JCCC. The Tunisia […]

Maturity in Learning

August 27, 2021
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Over the past year in our monthly interpreter meetings (every first Thursday of the month), we have been studying personal growth and dealing with loss and setbacks. We’ve covered a lot of topics, from cultivating humility to seeking improvement to enduring bad experiences to embracing change in our lives, but in our final lesson in […]

The Archway: Working Closely with Your Interpreter

August 2, 2021
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Many businesses encounter international/intercultural situations every day: patients, employees, clients, and others may need to have their speech interpreted in order to be understood. For some businesses, though, the need for interpretation and cross-cultural interaction is only occasional. For these businesses, having an interpreter as part of your meeting can be novel, and even intimidating! […]

The Archway, Issue 4: Interpreting Types

May 3, 2021
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There are many situations for which interpreters might be needed: legal meetings, medical appointments, parent/teacher conferences, and other meetings are just a few examples of venues interpreters might find themselves in. Regardless of the specific situation, there are two main forms of interpretation for live interpreters. Consecutive interpreting is the most common form of live […]

The Archway, Issue 2

March 23, 2021
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Personal growth is important. In our monthly interpreter meetings, Bridging the Gap Interpreting and our interpreters have been exploring vital principles for encouraging us grow and learn. For this month’s newsletter, we wanted to review – in brief – the topics we’ve covered so far, for the benefit of our readers. In the first week of […]

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