Ethics of Interpreting

Examining, understanding, and sharing resources about ethics and ethical decision-making for professional interpreters.

5 posts
Write a guest post: our policies

Write a guest post: our policies

The business of interpreting and the ethics of interpreting are not monolithic. Have a unique lens to share? Here are our guest blog post policies.…


Aug 13, 2018
1 min read
RIDIR - An ethical decision-making framework for interpreters

RIDIR - An ethical decision-making framework for interpreters

My decision-making tool that I used to pass the ethical portion of the RID test at “mastery” level and how I walk through colleagues and employees when they ask the, “what if…?” questions that seem so frequent. It’s not perfect, but I think it works very well.…


May 27, 2018
6 min read
Ethical tests, rights-based ethics, and maxims

Ethical tests, rights-based ethics, and maxims

Before I explain my RIDIR Framework that has helped many people there are a few foundational pieces that we all need to understand: ethical tests, rights-based ethics, and ethical maxims.…


May 23, 2018
2 min read
An introduction to ethics for professional interpreters

An introduction to ethics for professional interpreters

Ethical decision-making is one of the primary tasks that a professional interpreter must face. More so, it's something that interpreters must *live out*. See, the life and principles of ethical, or moral, decisions are a continuous commitment to your principles.…


May 12, 2018
4 min read
10 books about interpreting that you wouldn't think of

10 books about interpreting that you wouldn't think of

I love interdisciplinary studies and seeing what other fields have already researched, learned, and put into practice. We don't need to reinvent the wheel. Here are 10 books I recommend to every interpreter, new or old, deaf or hearing.…


Apr 16, 2018
4 min read