Boothmate communication in remote interpreting The vast majority of my conference interpreting work is remote, so I’m always on the lookout for ways to make the online interpreting experience more pleasant for me and more effective for my clients. I actually really enjoy remote interpreting, but one of the main challenges when you’re not sitting […]Continue Reading
A year of conference interpreting
July 2 will mark one year since I received my exit exam results from the Glendon College Master of conference interpreting program. It’s been an exciting and interesting year, so I thought I’d report on how things have gone, and are going. -My conference interpreting work volume is about what I expected: it takes a […]Continue Reading
Reader question: improving your interpreting skills
A reader asks: I recently took a test for doing over-the-phone interpreting. Unfortunately, I stumbled a bit and things didn’t go quite as planned. What are some good resources for improving interpreting skills? A lot of people have this type of question about interpreting, so let’s take a look. Before I answer, I should say […]Continue Reading
Is it worth learning long consecutive interpreting?
The flavors of interpreting Basic intro for anyone who’s interested in the topic but at the beginner end of the interpreting spectrum: interpreting comes in pretty much two flavors, simultaneous (interpreter talks at the same time as the speaker, like the people in the booths at the UN), and consecutive (speaker talks, interpreter talks, speaker […]Continue Reading
MCI: Done and dusted!
As I wrote about here, and here, my lemonade-out-of-lemons project during the pandemic was doing the Glendon College/York University Master of Conference Interpreting (MCI) program, which moved online this year. It was a huge challenge and a great opportunity (more on that below), and last week I got the exciting news that I passed the […]Continue Reading