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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Interpreters: How Do You Keep Clients Loyal?

Consumers tend to fall back on brands and products they’re familiar with and trust. Interpreters and interpreter language services intend to cultivate those who’ve had a positive experience in hopes to secure business with the same client in the future. How do you know you’re providing excellent service that’ll keep people coming back? Here are the top 

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Interpreter Kenett Melgar Receives Emerging Leader National Award

Every year, the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy of the George Washington University School of Public Health Services receives nominations of Emerging Leaders from community health care facilities and primary care associations across the nation. This year, 19 of the Emerging Leaders candidates were nominated based on their progressive thinking, ability to implement re-imagined practices 

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