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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Top 4 Challenges Interpreters Face

It’s no secret that top interpreters’ jobs aren’t simple ones. While being able to connect people together through language is rewarding, there are some challenges interpreters may face while on the job. Besides making sure they’re constantly keeping their language skills up to par while dealing with workload, we’ve listed 4 major challenges a professional certified 

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Tougher Rules for Court Interpreters

When dealing with critical information, such as evidence or witness testimony, certified court interpreters’ jobs become vital.  For more than a decade, Sebastian Lantos has been pushing for stricter guidelines in the Oklahoma judicial system. Currently, the state Supreme Court is considering these changes. Lantos, who is on the Oklahoma Board of Courtroom Interpreters, strongly believes that 

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