United Nations Interpreters: An insider’s view

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work for the UN? Sheila Shermet, a veteran UN interpreter, shares an insider’s view in this first of several articles focusing on how things work at the UN, its duty stations around the world, resident teams of staff interpreters, the different interpretation techniques used and much more. Enjoy being a fly on the wall!

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Free webinar: Life Hacks for Medical Interpreters | By Gloria M. Rivera | September 8, 2016

*Free* webinar for medical interpreters!

During this one hour *free* webinar you will learn tips and tricks on how to be a happy and productive medical interpreter.

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ATA 57th Annual Conference: Register by September 23 and save

 

Remember that if you register by September 23 you can save up to $300.00!

Learn more 

http://www.atanet.org/conf/2016/

 

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A Bad Interpretation Can Ruin —Even End a Life

Monica Almada’s article is a sobering and grave reminder for each and every professional interpreter out there to take what we do seriously. Continual improvement, achieved not only by interpreting but by constantly educating ourselves, is an imperative if we are to do justice by all those we serve.

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Critical Link 8 Conference Recap

Couldn’t make it to Scotland this summer for the world’s biggest conference on Community Interpreting: Critical Link 8? Well, fret not, as Milena Calderari-Waldron, a staunch supporter of Community Interpreting world-wide, has sent in this dispatch from the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Thanks Milena! Hope you enjoyed your well earned vacation!

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Job announcement: Spanish Interpreter – Charlotte, NC

 

 

Job Opening:  INTERPRETING POSITION (SPANISH)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, in Spanish-English Interpreting.

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Start making plans for ATA 57th Annual Conference!

Dear members of the Interpreters Division,

We are pleased to announce that the 57th Annual Conference website is up and running. This year you will find a lot of new things at the conference. In addition to the Interpreting sessions, there will also be a very special Guest Speaker and a panel discussion on the topic of Ethics. All the sessions promise to keep you focused on interpreting issues and are delivered by experienced and seasoned interpreters. We hope you take advantage of all the discounts that come with an early registration. Also, this year’s Interpreters Division Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday from 4:45 to 5:45 PM. We look forward to seeing you all at this meeting!

Stay tuned!

See you in San Francisco!

Carol Velandia                      Marsel de Souza

 Administrator                    Assistant Administrator

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Interpreting: Building Competence (Part 2 of 2)


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Have you ever struggled to explain all that goes into what you do to someone who thinks that interpreting is easy if you are bilingual? In part 2 of this article by Daniel Tamayo, GlobalTradu owner, conference interpreter and teacher, you will continue reading about the 4 pillars every interpreter worth their salt must rely on to reach not only competence, but excellence in their career.

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Where is our PRIDE?

By Giovanna Carriero-Contreras

GOT PRIDE? And I am not talking about a big ego! There are some important factors that would benefit even the most seasoned interpreter and help move our profession closer to greater unity. Consistent behaviors and practices translate into a strong professional identity, which in turn helps the world understand our profession a little more. The daily struggles to differentiate ourselves from mere “bilinguals” are real. Check out Giovanna’s first of several posts on professionalism. Enjoy!

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Interpreting: Building Competence (Part 1 of 2)


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Have you ever struggled to explain all that goes into what you do to someone who thinks that interpreting is easy if you are bilingual? In this article by Daniel Tamayo, GlobalTradu owner, conference interpreter and teacher, describes the 4 pillars every interpreter worth their salt must rely on to reach not only competence, but excellence in their career.
In this first of a two-part series, you will learn about 2 of the 4 pillars. Stay tuned for part 2 coming out next month!

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