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Medical Interpreters

Preparing to Interpret at a Conference: Lessons Learned from a Healthcare and Court Interpreter

During my training as a conference interpreter, some of the most important advice I got was this: Don’t crush your listener with a wall of sound.  But what does that mean? It took me a while to figure it out. Rather than parroting a word-for-word monotone (and likely meaningless) rendition of what the speaker’s saying… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, interpreter/translator article/news, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event

Credentialing Opportunities for Interpreters

Ever get confused by all the different certificates, certifications, qualifications, etc. available for interpreters? Have you noticed different levels of these credentials varying across states? Well, you will no longer be confused after looking over this chart. It’s comprehensive and well-organized and lays out all the different options grouped into four categories: 1) international organizations… READ MORE »

Related to: Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Training Resources

Who is the certification for? (Hint: It’s not who you think!)

Yes, it’s a feather in our caps! Getting that letter saying we passed, congratulations you are now a certified interpreter, is a great feeling of accomplishment. Having those letters after our names, FCCI, CCI, USCCI, or whatever they may be, suddenly can make us walk a little taller and prouder. But, hey, the truth is… READ MORE »

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IITA Webinar on Oct. 9th: Challenges to Proving Qualification for Languages of Limited Diffusion Interpreters

Challenges to Proving Qualification for Languages of Limited Diffusion Interpreters (presented in English)  Monday, Oct. 9th 5:30–6:30 pm (Central) Approved for 1 CEP from the ATA. Any language could be a language of limited diffusion (LLD).  For example, in Maine, Spanish is an LLD, which is a very different reality for much of the U.S. Whatever… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Remote Interpreting, Webinar

$600 UMTIA Scholarship Opportunity for Two Students

Dear Members, . UMTIA awards two scholarships each semester to individuals pursuing a post-secondary education degree in translation or interpreting in Minnesota (note that we give preference to students of languages of lesser diffusion). The deadline for fall semester applications is October 15th. . For more information, visit our Scholarship page here. . Any questions can be directed to [email protected] . Thank… READ MORE »

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