interpreting

15 posts
The paradox of educational interpreting

The paradox of educational interpreting

Educational interpreting is a paradox. More specifically, E-12 interpreting is a paradox. The pay, qualifications, and mindset of (some) interpreters does not appropriately match the situation in which they are working.…


Aug 15, 2018
2 min read
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
Judge rules machine-learning auto-translate "literal but non-sensical"

Judge rules machine-learning auto-translate "literal but non-sensical"

Per TechCrunch, a judge ruled that a machine-automated translation of your rights and other legal documentation might be *literally a correct translation* but results in nonsensical language.…


Jun 18, 2018
1 min read
How much do interpreters make?

How much do interpreters make?

Using employee wage data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and the Cost of Living Index from Numbeo, we can learn how much interpreters earn and how far that wages goes when you compare it to the cost of living from that area.…


Jun 01, 2018
2 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
Busting myths about interpreting

Busting myths about interpreting

Four myths about interpreting from mileage to uniforms.…


May 08, 2018
3 min read
State of Interpreting: Interpreters as a commodity

State of Interpreting: Interpreters as a commodity

As external pressures continue to push down the billable rates by the Federal Communications Commission for VRS providers, the demand for video interpreters to have maximum uptime increases (after all, utilization is where the billable time comes from).…


May 08, 2018
2 min read