interpreting

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

Jude 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
State of Interpreting: The career track for interpreters

State of Interpreting: The career track for interpreters

Interpreters, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, hit the ground running out of their four-year degrees. Passionate to work, they focus on passing their RID certification (or, BEI, or state-administered licensure test).…


May 04, 2018
2 min read
State of Interpreting: The problem with scaling

State of Interpreting: The problem with scaling

As mentioned earlier, agencies have little savings from growth and scale. In fact, as an agency matures and takes on larger contracts, there might be increased costs with usage reports...…


Apr 26, 2018
2 min read