As we ring in the new year (Happy 2009!), I thought it fitting to provide the list of tips that the AIIC (Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence) for any of my readers who are embarking on a new career as an interpreter to coincide with the start of a new year. This is the foremost organization in the field and the tips are essential for anyone looking to make a strong start in their career. I should note that I am not a member of the organization, but I do often check on their site for interesting articles related to people with interests in multilingual issues. Many of the tips apply to all fields in translation, not just interpretation, so it’s a plus for all to click on the link and make sure they are getting the most out of their career.