In Greek mythology the Danaïdes – the fifty daughters of Danaus – were condemned to a meaningless task for their crimes: to carry water in a sieve. Attempting to interview language interpreters by clients may be equally futile, and here is why.
Consultant interpreters are the key link between clients and interpreters. Their work includes outreach, planning, logistics, document management and more. They know how meetings work and, as conference interpreters themselves, they know the profession first hand.
The film gives a historical perspective of how the profession developed from the League of Nations to the present day, particularly the introduction of the simultaneous interpretation mode, first used at the Nuremberg Trials, as many of the interpreters who worked there later became UN interpreters. To this end, more than 60 interpreters of all […]
In September 2016 the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) will release a new series of videos on our profession.