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Last month, I was interpreting at Epson’s Business Partner Conference. It’s a promotional event for all their dealers – a chance for the company to introduce new products and, hopefully, increase sales…

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My tip today is something you might think is only reserved for newsreaders and award ceremonies – a teleprompter!

By loading the speeches and presentations on…

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I frequently get asked if interpreting on stage makes me nervous. But in fact, interpreters are often not even in the same room as the presenter! This was the case at one of my most recent conferences…

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Did you know that videos are not interpreted at events, unless they’re supplied in advance? This is one of those across-the-board “rules” in the interpreting industry…

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Last month I interpreted at a conference in Rome for the beauty sector, on lash extensions. Contrary to stereotypes, the material was extremely technical, referring to techniques like microblading and lamination…

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Recently, I’ve been working with Andrea Baccenetti, co-founder and COO at Voiceboxer. In case you don’t know much about remote interpreting, it’s a great…

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We all know how temporary news is – in fact, in today’s social media society, news is even more transient than ever. At OSLS we translate a lot of press releases…

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Sounds twee but it’s so true. For the past few weeks my translation work has been centred around certificates. Translating marriage certificates and…

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Something I hear a lot from event organisers is that the multilingual elements of events can be expensive. From finding the right interpreters to hiring equipment…

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At face value, that’s quite a demoralising sentence, but seen in context, it was a compliment. At a recent assignment, I was interpreting for the management team of an investment business…

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A standard part of my preparations for jobs is deciding whether a pre-session meeting is necessary. Often it isn’t, but sometimes, it’s key to the success of the assignment…

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Last month, at One Stop Language Solutions, we had a last-minute request for a translation. It was a long document, so the client wanted to split the text in order to hit the (very tight) deadline…

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I’ve been interpreting at European Works Councils for the best part of a decade. In case you’re not aware, the European Works Council (EWC) is a cross…

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Organisation is vital when you are involved in EWCs. In my last post, I talked about the benefits of having regular interpreters for each language combination…

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No, I’m not suddenly branching out into a music career.

I’m talking about the importance of acoustics when choosing a space to host EWC meetings…

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I always like to give an honest account of my life as an interpreter, and I’m conscious that there’s an unsung hero behind every successful interpreting assignment…

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I know, terminology and glossaries probably aren’t the most exciting topics you’ll read about on Linkedin today, but for clients who hold EWCs they are crucial to smooth meetings…

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I initially interviewed several Italian gamers. Four people from this selection were chosen and then, at the end of July, I travelled to Italy to act as a moderator, interviewing the…

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Teamwork comes with the territory of being an interpreter. Whether I’m working for clients directly or on behalf of a language company, collaboration is crucial…

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I’m a natural networker – it would be difficult to do my job without being one!
But it’s not just meeting and interacting with clients that I…

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The ultimate impact of Brexit is unknown, but one thing’s clear: Residency applications have soared.
As required by the Home Office, original supporting documentation…

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I love variety but…I love repeat clients more!
I’ve been working with many of my clients for 20 years. That’s given me ample opportunity to get to know their work…

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I hesitated about posting this. It’s controversial, but it’s something I feel, in my profession at least, is an important topic.
Is it for Linkedin? I’m not sure…

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Sometimes, an event’s location is fixed because of numbers or logistics. Most of my interpreting assignments take place in windowless, airless rooms under artificial light…

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