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The Archway, Issue 4: Interpreting Types

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 […]

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The Archway, Issue 2

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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The Archway, Issue 1

Hello everyone! Bridging the Gap Interpreting is excited to introduce our monthly newsletter, The Archway, to provide you with information, inspiration, and to share stories from around the interpreting and translation world. Have a look at this month’s items! Learning Together with Nabil: Improvement When improvement is needed, most people choose “up.” That is to

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Note-taking is Vital

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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