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“Full House Feed” – What It Is and Why Simultaneous Interpreters Need It.

Speaking the same language and using the same terminology will help negotiations and help sign contracts for translation and interpretation services faster. One of the terms that comes up is “full house” audio feed.   Usually it is not a good idea to bother clients of translation agencies with complex technical terminology, but – in […]

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How Interviewing Interpreters is Like Carrying Water in a Sieve!

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.




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10 Mistakes Conference Organizers Make When Hiring Interpreters!

  When we work with potential clients and conference organizers we sometimes see similar patterns. Not all event managers use simultaneous or consecutive interpreters regularly and using language services for the first time may seem daunting. Avoid these common pitfalls:    1) Under-appreciating the value that interpreters bring: The budget of a conference can run […]

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Watch “The Interpreters: A Historical Perspective”

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 […]

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A New Funny Video about How Simultaneous Interpreters Work by Ewandro Magalhaes

  The work of a simultaneous interpreter is challenging, to put it mildly! Your attention is constantly divided among dozens of little tasks: following the logic of the speaker, making sure your interpretation sounds well in the target language, thinking about terminology, style, etc.   The former Chief Interpreter for the ITU, Ewandro Magalhães, explains […]

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