3 Ways Technology Is Improving the Hospital Interpreter Career Field

By David Fetterolf


As healthcare facilities encounter an increasingly diverse patient population, the demand for qualified medical interpreters continues to grow. In an attempt to provide language services to all non-English speaking patients, healthcare facilities are increasingly integrating healthcare technology into their existing language access plans. Such technology includes interpreter scheduling apps, video remote interpretation, …

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ABA Survey: Language Access to Justice for LEPs

Language Access to Justice for Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals continues to present a number of challenges. The following survey aims to elucidate such challenges as well as the efforts undertaken thus far by state and federal governments, other government agencies and private associations in an attempt to meet the growing demand of providing satisfactory …

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Interview with Mr Ian Newton, ILO Chief Interpreter – By Maha El-Metwally

In this post, we are sharing Maha El-Metwally’s interview with Mr. Ian Newton, ILO Chief Interpreter. His insights offer a different look at UN interpreting, namely the extremely intricate processes involved in organizing a conference for a UN agency. His responses also touch upon his own experience as well as his opinions on the future of the profession in light of technological advancements. Settle in for an enlightening read!

Aleyna Maria Tusa, Contributing Editor

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Member feedback for ATA Board of Directors meeting

Dear ID members,

The Board is set to meet this week-end January 19, 20, and 21 in Miami, Florida.

Friday is the annual Strategy Day while Saturday and Sunday are the regular Board meetings (and are open to the public.)

We value your feedback; please let us know what ATA programs and services are …

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AIIC 37th Assembly is happening right now

AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters, is celebrating its 37th Assembly in Valencia, Spain—right now!

For those who cannot attend, watch out for tweets with the hashtag #aiicvalencia18. The conference runs from January 10-14. Many interpreter colleagues will be live-tweeting the event using this hashtag, and there’s webstreaming for AIIC members.


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Time to Renew your ATA Membership

Did you forget to renew by December 31?

Renew your ATA membership now. Start 2018 with all the resources and support you need to advance your interpreting career in the new year!



And if you are not a member of the Interpreters Division, why not join?

Get access to a …

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United Nations Interpreters: An insider’s view – Part 4

In the fourth and final part of Sheila’s bird’s eye view of what it’s like to be a UN interpreter, she addresses mastering sight translation of complex written speeches and practicing interpreting “densely drafted speech.”  Just another technique UN interpreters develop in their training, which requires tons of practice.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series of articles about interpreting for the United Nations!


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Love, Appreciation, and Affection


With Love, Appreciation and Affection

The holidays always bring out the best in people; regardless of our beliefs, religious, and cultural background, it inspires us to give love, appreciation, and affection. It reminds us that there is always hope and a reason to celebrate the positive aspects of the year that it is …

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Happy New Year!

The year is almost over and I must say that living thru the Thomas Fire definitely put a damper on the holiday season here in Santa Barbara.

Breathing in smoke and watching the ash snowing down all around us was not the kind of white Christmas I had in mind! But with the tireless dedication …

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United Nations Interpreters: An insider’s view – Part 3

In part 3 of Sheila’s first-hand account of life as a UN interpreter, she takes us through the fundamental objective of our profession—communication— through the UN lens, and also addresses the traditional interpreter–client relationship in the same setting. Stay tuned for the conclusion in part 4!

Aleyna Maria Tusa, Contributing Editor

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