Hello again, and thanks for keeping up with my blog posts every month. I hope you have found my opinions and ideas useful in your own interpreting journey.
This time I want to tell you about the third part of De La Mora’s online training: consecutive interpretation. The key here is really listening and taking good notes. Since consecutive interpretation involves hearing several ideas and sentences in a row before interpreting, you often have to take in a lot of information and details at once. Unless you have a prodigious memory, you are going to need some help to completely…
This my third time sharing my experience on becoming an interpreter. In this blog I want to talk about sight translation. Translating documents in situ is another skill that a court interpreter should acquire; it is considered the step before simultaneous interpretation.
The second part of De La Mora´s online training focuses on sight translation. At first I thought the most difficult part was going to be sight translating the legal terms found in the pleas, affidavits, and other judicial documents, but then I realized that other documents such as news articles, birth registrations, letters, and declarations could be…
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- Tlicho is his 1st language, but court records show Indigenous man went on trial without an interpreter.
- Are Eritrean government spies posing as refugee interpreters? Asylum-seekers and activists tell Al Jazeera how government-linked translators have infiltrated the immigration system.
- Stories of fake sign language interpreters.
- Great resource to…