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Music and language: Why musical people can make the best interpreters

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Evidence suggests that musical people are naturally more disposed towards languages - and therefore are likely to make great interpreters!

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Becoming an interpreter: Everything you need to know

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Becoming an interpreter involves a lot more than fluently speaking another language. Although there are a number of ways to start working as an interpreter, and different types of interpretation involve different skills, interpretation agencies will look at certain qualifications and attributes before taking on a new member of their team. All top interpreters share […]

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Simultaneous Vs Consecutive Interpretation

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Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation are often used interchangeably - however they are both used in very different situations.

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Equip interpreters for success at your live conference event

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If you have hired an interpreter for your live conference, here is our guide to help you both get the most out of the experience.

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How to become a conference interpreter

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If you are a interpreter looking to specialise why not consider a career in conference interpretation? Here is everything you need to know!

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What effect will the Pilot earpiece have on the interpretation business?

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Language technology is accelerating at a serious pace - what does this have in store for interpreters and the interpretation industry?

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Could ‘Resting Bitch Face’ Ruin Your International Deals?

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The meeting is going smoothly. Mr Nagatomi is about to sign a deal that will help you crack open the Japanese market and make you rich beyond your wildest dreams. But wait, what’s happening? Nagatomi whispers something to his translator and she nods. You look at your lawyer in confusion. The deal is off. Nagatomi […]

Modes of interpreting: an introductory guide

Modes of interpreting: an introductory guide

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Many members of the public fail to appreciate that interpreting is an incredibly complex profession, with some even using the term synonymously with translation. In reality, taking the spoken word and rendering it in another language is a taxing affair, putting enormous pressure on interpreters to match the speaker’s tonal and emotional register without recourse […]

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How to pursue a career in interpreting

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There are dozens of ways a person can turn a passion for modern languages into a fruitful career. In the past few decades, we’ve seen the introduction of university and college courses tailored to every aspect of trades like translating and interpreting; what’s more, today’s business climate is such that companies of almost all sizes […]

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International Body Language – 12 Useful Tips

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You may have picked up a few simple pleasantries for the country into which you have chosen to expand your business, so make sure your efforts aren’t wasted by using a gesture that might be considered offensive. Here’s our guide to body language dos and don’ts around the world to help.