Conversation with Nuremberg interpreter reveals how to overcome adversity

Roaming the neon lit food stands at the Riverwalk food court searching for a table, a throng of diners opened up and Esther Diaz appeared, a long-time friend of mine from Austin’s interpreting community. “I have someone I’d like you to meet,” she says, leading me to a table where an older gentleman sat. He […]

Admitting you’re wrong is one sign you’re an expert

All interpreters make mistakes. There is no denying it. Moreover it’s really easy to do. So, if it is inevitable then what can we do about it as interpreters? I’ll cover techniques in a few posts, but for now let’s begin with how I practice to avoid mistakes using a persona and note taking. Let […]