Interpretation

The Common Voice Project

The Common Voice Project

A Common Voice   The intersection of technology and language is something we think about a lot. We are fundamentally in the business of facilitating communication, and technology seems to be continuously making this easier! The Common Voice project is a new initiative...
What Makes a Good Interpreter

What Makes a Good Interpreter

Think You Have What it Takes?   We’ve posted before that the future job prospects for interpreters have never been better. Interpreting is a great career for a number of reasons. But what is it exactly that makes a good interpreter? There are no hard and fast...
The Future is Bright

The Future is Bright

The news is out: the future is bright! Job prospects for interpreters are looking great. A 10-year job outlook from 2016 to 2026 projects an increase in the number of jobs at 18%, versus 7% for all occupations in general.   The 2019 US News & Jobs report even put...
Courtroom Interpreting

Courtroom Interpreting

One of my favorite things about being an interpreter is getting to meet all kinds of people. I interpret in restaurant kitchens, in board rooms, in hospitals, at construction sites. But perhaps the biggest test for an interpreter is entering the court room. It’s...
Shorthand and the Consecutive Interpreter

Shorthand and the Consecutive Interpreter

It may look like another language, but we promise it’s not! This is the speed writing method of shorthand. What is shorthand? Used by journalists, court transcribers, and interpreters for many years, shorthand is a helpful tool for today’s consecutive interpreter....