Interpreter

‘We Are Not Gig Workers’ — Interpreter Associations Fight California’s AB5

Source: Industry News · By Marion Marking . On August 21, 2019 On August 12, 2019, the California State Legislature held a committee hearing on a bill that seeks to require employers to meet the ABC Test for their independent contractors to be lawfully classified as such. The bill, “Worker status: employees and independent contractors,” which goes by its number AB5, basically …

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Why Medical Interpreter Education is Key to Professionalization – Essay 5

By Kelly Martinkus Healthcare is a field in which training and education, including continuing education, is imperative in order to provide the highest quality of care for patients. In today’s world, many allied health professions have used education and training as a means of professionalization, and medical interpreting is no exception. Thanks to formal education, …

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Why Medical Interpreter Education is Key to Professionalization – Essay 4

By Kelly Garvin Rodriguez Interpreting is not new. Ad hoc interpreters have been around since before the polyglot Sacagawea helped Lewis and Clark communicate with the Native Americans during their epic journey. Professional interpreting, however, is a relatively young field, but has grown steadily since its inception. Two factors drive this growth: patient need and …

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Why Medical Interpreter Education is Key to Professionalization – Essay 3

By Helena Paneyko The title of this essay entails the dissection of each of its parts, so we can better understand the conclusions What is an interpreter? A interpreter is not only a person who is bilingual, but one who can convert the meaning of what it has said in a source language into a …

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Why Medical Interpreter Education is Key to Professionalization – Essay 2

by Ellen C. Kaufman, M.S., CSC I once read that knowing two languages doesn’t make you an interpreter just as having two hands doesn’t make you a concert pianist. I like this saying because it helps people unfamiliar with what interpreting actually entails understand that there may just be more to it than knowing two …

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Think you’ve heard it all? Dealing with translators

After having read Catherine’s post on I-would-not-work-with-them-again types of PMs, I thought I could add to the story by sharing from my experience as a PM. The truth is that, after having worked for a few years as a translator and interpreter myself, and having come across all sorts of PMs, when I started my own …

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So you want to be a Freelance Translator (or Interpreter): Money Matters

This post is the fourth (first post, second post, and third post) in a series of five posts written in response to questions we at The Savvy Newcomer have received, sometimes from people within the translation world, but also from bilingual friends and family who are interested in translation and interpreting (T&I). Our hope is that this series will …

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