Book “Improving the Interpreter’s Voice” by Cyril Flerov and Michael Jacobs

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About the book “Improving the Interpreter’s Voice”

Improving the Interpreter's Voice by Cyril Flerov and Michaekl Jacobs book coverMastering the control of your voice, the main instrument of the simultaneous and consecutive interpreter, is an indispensable skill for acquiring perfection in the art of interpretation. “Improving the Interpreter’s Voice” identifies common destructive habits observed in students and practicing interpreters and explains how these issues can be corrected.

This unique collaboration between trained professionals: a professional conference interpreter who teaches simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and a professional actor who teaches public speaking and accent reduction for interpreters summarizes decades of experience in teaching interpretation, improving the voice and mastering vocal techniques.


About the Authors

Cyril Flerov

Cyril Flerov russian interpreterCyril Flerov, is a a professionally trained Russian conference interpreter (Russian A, English B).

His credits include over twenty years of experience in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation as a freelance consultant and an interpretation instructor in Russia and the United States (including the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California).

He is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) and of the American Association of Language Specialists (TAALS).

He works with a broad base of US and international clients worldwide with his domicile in San Francisco. More info about the author.

Michael Jacobs

Michael JacobsMichael Jacobs has been an Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies), teaching Standard American English (Accent Reduction) and Public Speaking for Interpreters since 1996.

A member of the Actor’s Equity Association, Michael has acted professionally for over thirty years. He holds a Master’s degree in Performance with emphasis on voice and diction, and also teaches Theatre for the Monterey Peninsula College and has been Actor-In-Residence for the Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, California since 1990.

He has authored a book entitled SPEAK like an AMERICAN, currently registered with the Library of Congress. More info about the author.


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