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VRI for the Deaf & Deaf History Month

As many know and acknowledge, deaf history month is celebrated from March 13 - April 15 every year. It sits between the month of March and April to highlight some of the key milestones in Deaf History between these dates: March 13, 1988:…

Ideas by Interpreters Episode 16 with Liz Essary–Author of “That Interpreter”

We are excited to bring to you on  Apr 3, 2019 2:00 PM PST: Ideas By Interpreters #16 with Liz Essary--Author of "That Interpreter" "Liz Essary has over a decade of experience as a Spanish interpreter in a variety of settings, holding…

Interpretation Standards and Ethics

Barry S. Olsen (@ProfessorOlsen), a professional interpreter, recently prompted a question on his Twitter feed to his followers - “When interpreting a speaker who is confusing and incoherent, have I done a good job if those listening to my…

Healthcare Video Remote Interpreting is Trending: Here’s Why

Healthcare Video Remote Interpreting is Trending: Here's Why There’s no doubt that providing an onsite interpreter is sometimes necessary in the healthcare field. However, there are instances when healthcare video remote interpreting (VRI)…

Ideas by Interpreters Episode #10: Remote Interpreting Etiquette (the Do’s and Dont’s of Remote Interpreting)

Happy New Years to you lovely interpreters!!! We are excited to bring to you “Ideas by Interpreters Episode 10: Remote Interpreting Etiquette (the Do's and Dont’s of Remote Interpreting)” on Jan 3, 2019 11:00 AM PST: Register here:…

Terp Tales – Lucky to be an Interpreter – Sonia Barron

"When I was in high school my algebra teacher told me the difference between a career and a job is that a job is done only for the money and a career is something you are passionate about plus you get paid. Today I am lucky enough to say that…

Ideas by Interpreters Episode #9–Tune in to Chat with Caroline & Natalya Mytareva to learn about CCHI’s new E to E Campaign!

In this episode, Natalya Mytareva, Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) Executive Director will talk to us about a new and exciting campaign to launch the largest research initiative in the history of the interpreting…

Ideas by Interpreters Episode #8–Tune in to Chat with Caroline & Judit Marin, Vice President of the Northern California Translators Association (NCTA)

Hello Interpreters! We are more than ready to amaze you with the next episode of "Ideas by Interpreters". Following some details about this Episode #8: Summary What does it really mean to be a freelance interpreter? Do you have your…

Terp Tales – Pick a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life – Adryana Henderson

"My journey with languages started when I was very young. When I was growing up, my family and I, we always had a love for languages and cultures. Probably around, 6 years old, we started to learn Spanish. There were many others. Those languages…

Terp Tales – The difficulties in remaining impartial as an interpreter – Inder Singh

"It was providential, in the sense that I wasn’t actively seeking to ‘get into’ the interpretation field.  I had decades of experience in teaching Spoken English to the LEP people, virtually from all over the globe at my own Institute…