When English Isn’t Enough: the Growing Importance of Bilingual Staffing

Monday, August 11, 2014

PartnetshipEnglish is the most widely studied second language worldwide; it’s the language of business, commerce and travel. Many companies, however, are discovering that to compete in today’s marketplace, English isn’t enough. With growing linguistic diversity in the U.S. and increased globalization of U.S. … Read more

Simultaneous vs. Consecutive Interpreting: Pros and Cons

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ConferenceTopping the list of the world’s most stressful jobs, the work of an interpreter could determine the outcome of international peace treaties or multimillion dollar deals. Whether interpreting simultaneously, as the lecturer speaks, or consecutively, after a whole thought is uttered, the interpreter is usually under a lot of pressure to transmit a message quickly and accurately. … Read more

Top 10 Rules for Optimizing the Work of a Professional Interpreter

Thursday, October 20, 2011

If you are in the business of engaging professional interpreters, whether in Houston or anywhere in the world, the following list will help you to better plan and optimize future consecutive and simultaneous interpretation assignments.

  1. Provide your interpreter with background material: Even the most qualified professional interpreter who is a subject matter expert improves his performance with reference material specific to the subject matter to be discussed.
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