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Consecutive vs. Simultaneous

When I started working in the industry I had no idea there was a difference between translations and interpretations. On my first day on the job I learned translation dealt with written language while interpretation dealt with spoken languages, easy enough right? Then I came to learn there are different kinds of interpretation, consecutive interpretation […]

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How On-Site Translations Can Help Your Business

Businesses are always looking to expand their markets once they reach a certain level of success, and a great way to expand is to reach out to foreign markets as well as local non-English speaking markets. This of course creates situations where businesses are in need of help when it comes to crossing the language […]

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How to increase Sales by doing research on your clients

As an Account Manager one receives many quote requests on a daily basis and due to the high competition in the translation industry, a fast response is key to close a sale, or at least to increase the chances of selling a translation project. However, besides responding quickly, the Account Manager needs to determine the […]

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Interpretation for Police Services

The idea to write this post came to me as I read an article on Asetrad’s (Asociación Española de Traductores — The Spanish Translator’s Association) that discussed the large number of complaints filed by a group of judges in Madrid due to the low quality and poor level of professionalism from the interpreters they work […]

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Simultaneous Interpretation

How did it start? Simultaneous interpretation, or conference interpreting, is a profession that came into being rather recently. Consecutive interpretation as a profession came into existence in the 20th century, with its initial usage taking place at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles at the conclusion of the First World War. Before then, French […]

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What is Interpretation?

This is a good moment to clarify exactly what is meant by interpretation. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “interpret” means: 1 : to explain or tell the meaning of : present in understandable terms <interpret dreams> <needed help interpreting the results> 2 : to conceive in the light of individual belief, judgment, or circumstance : construe […]

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