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Interpretation

Interpretation, Translation

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY BOOTCAMP

Considered a “dead language” by some, Latin continues to flourish in the world of Science and Medicine. Bootcamp attendees get the breakdown. BY MIKE KARPA Marlene V. Obermeyer guided interpreters and translators through the lingo of medicine and the human body in…

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Interpretation

LEARNING HOW TO “FISH”

March workshop attendees learn about the techniques, standards, risks, drive and passion required to excel at conference interpreting. BY STELLA HECHT It was late winter—March 31st—the date of the Introduction to Conference Interpreting workshop. Driving to San Francisco in rain…

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Conferences, Interpretation

WHAT MAKES AN INTERPRETER?

Our profession was up for interpretation at the 2012 Summit. Is it a matter of education? Certification? Organization? Conversation? Or is it something much, much more? BY MARILYN LUONG AND EDURNE CHOPEITIA If someone were to ask you: What makes an interpreter, and…

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Interpretation

COLONIAL RULING

The colonial influences on participants in a Los Angeles courtroom— from the perspective of a French-English interpreter. BY JONATHAN GOLDBERG California, and Los Angeles in particular, is home to a mix of ethnic populations. This is reflected, for example, in…

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Interpretation, NCTA

AS IF THEY WERE SPEAKING ENGLISH

In a room full of interpreters, already accustomed to work that many would find unnerving, two veterans highlight the greatest challenges and outline the rules to overcome them. BY ANA BAYAT KING According to Toastmaster’s International, a majority of the population…

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