The Importance of Certified Medical and Health Care Interpreters

Across the nation, certified health care interpreters are in extreme demand. Most medical and health care practices provide patients with the invaluable service from a certified medical or health care interpreter.  Certified interpreters are present for admittance, consultations, exams, and patient to health care provider appointments. Just as the interpreter is providing understanding to the patient, they 

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What Does a Conference Interpreter Do?

If you’ve attended an international or professional seminar, summit, or conference, you may have noticed a conference interpreter present.  Conference interpreting is a specialized skill which allows communication between the speaker and a group of audience members. Conference interpreters are tasked with listening to the context of what the speaker is saying, and relaying it back 

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Telelanguage at the 80th Annual APCO Conference and Expo

The Association of Public-Safety Communications held its 80th annual Conference and Expo August 3-6th in New Orleans, LA. APCO International is not only the largest global organization lending support to public safety communication professionals, but it’s also the oldest. APCO promotes strength in public safety communication across global industries, ensuring they’re providing the highest levels of public 

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How to Prepare For Your Interpreter’s Arrival

If you’re in a global business that requires frequent meetings and conferences with associates and clients, it’s possible you’ve had to contact a reliable interpreter service provider for assistance.   We’ve given you 6 helpful tips for working with an interpreter, but it’s also important to know how to prepare for your interpreter’s arrival. Review the content – If you’re going 

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Face to Face Interpreters: How to Make a Good First Impression

As a face to face interpreter, you’re called to interact with the general public on a daily basis. The first impression you make could be the difference of whether you’re remembered or re-hired. Whether you are a freelance interpreter, or working for an interpreter service provider, the first impression is a representation of yourself. You’ve most likely already received 

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Why Choose a Certified Interpreter vs. a Non Certified Interpreter?

When language barriers arise in pressing situations, you might think the easier option would to call on a friend or a family member to offer lingual assistance. While it may seem convenient, there are important reasons for choosing professional certified interpreters to facilitate the meeting, appointment or conference. We’ve listed the four most important reasons to choose 

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Interpreter Don’ts: How to Avoid Interference for More Quality Interpretations

A session or appointment with a face to face or telephonic interpreter needs to run as smoothly as possible to maximize efficiency.  You might not realize it, but an interpreter’s job is extremely demanding, and the way we interact with them has the potential to cause or add stress, or even prolong the session. What can 

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Interpreter Don’ts: How to Avoid Interference for More Quality Interpretations Part II

In the first part of our “don’ts” blog, we covered the basic ways you can avoid obstruction during a meeting or appointment with a certified interpreter. As a follow-up, here are a few more ways to make sure appointments with face to face or telephonic interpreters runs smoothly:  The Interpreter is not a babysitter/escort:  A prompt and professional interpreter 

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Why Become an Interpreter?

There are several reasons why someone looking for a career in the language industry would become an interpreter.  If you have a love or passion towards language, here are 4 winning reasons to become an interpreter as a long term profession:  You love helping and working with people:  Being a professional capable of connecting people together through language 

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What Makes a Successful Interpreter?

Interpreters go through years of schooling and rigorous testing to meet certification and skill level requirements. Knowing the language is one thing, but what makes a professional certified interpreter successful? Here are some key traits every successful interpreter will possess:  Time Management Skills: Practicing strict time management skills will propel you to complete assignments within an adequate amount 

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