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Video: How do interpreters juggle two languages at once?

  https://youtu.be/cXNTArhA0Jg According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, an interpreter is a person that interprets, one who translates orally for parties conversing in different languages, one who explains or expounds. Although this definition may sound clear and simple, the interpreting profession itself is far from being simple. Language evolves and this evolution also translates into additional… READ MORE »

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Couples Counseling: Reimagining the Freelancer–Company Relationship, Part II

It is naïve (and not even necessarily desirable) to think that all companies and freelancers will be able to work with each other successfully, but there are matches out there for all of us; we just have to work to find them. Here we have a key set of rules we can follow to get… READ MORE »

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What do you mean I’m not perfect in every way?!?

“I don’t have to listen to that nonsense!” says my ego every time someone criticizes me.  “They just want to bring me down, they envy my brilliance.  My parents think I’m the most awesome-est person alive.  Yes, that’s how superlative I am.” Then reason kicks in and asks: “What if they’re right?  What if there… READ MORE »

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What does it mean to be certified?

To be or not to be—a certified linguist, that is. The meaning of certification in our profession today has taken on a host of meanings, and this is not always a good thing. With end users of interpreting and translation becoming more aware of the importance of certification in specific settings, it is useful to… READ MORE »

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Lawyer Threatened Rape Victim with Deportation

A rape trial set to begin yesterday in Baltimore has been postponed. The lawyer for the accused was recorded both offering $3,000 to the victim not to testify--and threatening her. He said she risked deportation under the Trump administration if she testified.  . The lawyer has been arrested. So has his interpreter. The lawyer warned… READ MORE »

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