Is tipping interpreters an emerging trend in 2021?

Is tipping interpreters going to be an emerging trend in 2021? As freelance services increase in demand so is the sentiment that it is a premium service for law firms and businesses. A colleague once said, “Because of the short request time for many interpreting jobs, it not only should be conducted as a cash […]

Conversation with Nuremberg interpreter reveals how to overcome adversity

I roamed the neon lit food stands of the Riverwalk San Antonio food court searching for a table where to eat my chow mein. A throng of diners opened and there was Esther Diaz, a colleague of mine from Austin’s interpreting community. “I have someone I’d like you to meet.” I followed her to a […]

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 […]