How can you find the best interpreter

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If you are referring to talent and aptitude, best interpreters are born. We all need to encourage young talents to enroll interpreting courses in the university and educate them well to secure the future of our industry. It takes years to train a qualified interpreter. Unless best students do not choose translation & interpreting over law, medicine, arts or engineering, we cannot meet the talent gap. If your event is tomorrow you are probably too late, because good interpreters have […]

Translator or Interpreter?

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Most people assume that translators and interpreters are same professionals and they do the same job. Although some translators are also interpreters, this is not the case for everybody. What do translators do? Translators work on written documents. They are typically paid by word or characters or sometimes per lines. They are expected to have advanced reading and writing skills; in-depth knowledge on grammar, syntax, redundancy, style and register. Most translators work remotely without commuting to an office on a […]

AIIC Resources

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This piece was originally published in November 2009 A Language The interpreter‘s native language (or another language strictly equivalent to a native language), into which the interpreter works from all her or his other languages in both modes of interpretation, simultaneous and consecutive. B Language A language other than the interpreter‘s native language, of which she or he has a perfect command and into which she or he works from one or more of her or his other languages. Some […]