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Are you a “Good Interpreter”

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After 18 years working as a professional interpreter many people always ask “Do you consider yourself a Good Interpreter?”… My answer will always be the same. I consider myself a good interpreter because:

  1. I take pride in my work
  2. I love what I do
  3. I take my time in researching and learning the industry, terminology to do my job the best that I can…
  4. So, yes I consider myself a “Good Interpreter”

Now, I know what you are thinking “Man, this woman is full of herself 🙂 she’s kinda conceded”, hahaha but its OK., that just means I’m confident of myself and I know what I can and can’t do.

Now, don’t get me wrong there’s more to this…So, for starters the interpreter must – as our colleague would also state ( https://rpstranslations.wordpress.com/2018/04/16/what-makes-a-good-interpreter/ )

  • Be able to communicate from one language into a target language.  But don’t forget, the ultimate and “main goal is to make sure that everything interpreted was conveyed in such a manner that the person receiving the information, is able to understand the language of the speaker” The Professional Interpreter– “We are the VOICE”.  So, it is VERY IMPORTANT that, the interpreter understands both the source and target language.  A good interpreter must be able to understand, synthesize, and have command of grammar, culture, and vocabulary” The Professional Interpreter
  • Be able to interpret everything “word for word”, but more importantly that everyone is able to understand him/her.  “Heavy breathing, coughing, slurping, rushing through the speech, and chasing speakers too close to what they just said makes you not only look bad” The Professional Interpreter, but even worse sound bad, so even when you are a good interpreter, you need to make sure you keep the pace and make your speakers aware that they must keep a pace (in order for you to be able to interpret everything). “Good voice, décalage, volume, rhythm, pace, voice modulation, clarity, enunciation, are a very important part of a rendition.” The Professional Interpreter
  • Finally, I strongly believe that a good interpreter who gets along with others is more desirable than a great interpreter who creates conflict everywhere.

To me a “rock star interpreter”, is one who understands a “concepts, digests it, and is able to convey it to the client in a pleasant clear voice, so it can be understood by the foreign language speaker; and does it all while being professional, good colleague, and decent human.” The Professional Interpreter

So, what are your thoughts of a “Good Rock Star Interpreter”… Thanks to “The Professional Interpreter for sharing some wise words… Don’t forget to follow him at: RPSTRANSLATIONS “The Professional Interpreter”

 

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Sign the Show and Waka

Scrolling through my Facebook post and I come across this awesome Sign Language Interpreter dancing to the music and getting in the grove and doing her thing – one of the many reasons why I love what I do #interpreting !!!

Holly Maniatty found recognition for rap while interpreting at a Killer Mike set festival and when Killer Mike saw her and noticed her, he was fascinated by her skills and talent that he jumped down from the stage to the raised platform and Maniatty colleague said he started dancing with them.  Also, said “that she had been initially employed by a company; however as an interpreter for a Marilyn Manson concert in Rochester after all her coworkers passed on the opportunity, eventually opening the door for her to be recruited by a company out of Portland, Maine that specialized in festival ASL interpreting.” Also, said “that by this point she was beginning to work with various musicians the likes of U2, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Saget, and eventually The Beastie Boys at Bonnaroo in 2009, which lead to her becoming a main-stay interpreter for the rap community.

Check these 3 awesome ASL Certified Interpreters Rap Battle with Wiz Khalifa

Check her out also here interpreting for #SnoopDogg

“Communicating in Your Language, One-Language-At-A-Time!”

The language industry is one of the fastest growing industries across the Country!  If you, or someone you know is interested in learning more about what you need to Start a Career as an Interpreter, please send them my way!

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I would love to teach you and share the beauties of this industry!

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Your Website is Your Business (Make it Count)

Your Website is Your Business (Make it Count)

Today’s digital world means people’s first impression of your business likely comes from a screen. Your website is one of the biggest influencing factors that determine whether potential customers become clients or keep clicking. Read on for insights on how to make your site stand out and serve both you and your customers.

Content matters

No matter how visually-pleasing your website is, no amount of design can compensate for bad (or missing) content. The articles, blogs, videos, and images on your website should serve a purpose other than selling your services. Your customers want certain questions answered. Always list your hours of operation, contact information, and answers to commonly-asked-questions about your business. Providing your customers with relevant and useful content will keep their interest. Content, such as white papers, eBooks, and DIY videos, are excellent ways to draw clients in and may be offered for free (on top of your other content) in exchange for an email address. This will help you build your contact list while giving your customers something of value as a reward for their loyalty. A word of caution here: only email customers when you have something to say they will want to hear.

Sluggish websites get skipped

Your customer’s user experience doesn’t begin until they reach your site. And research suggest that nearly half of all searchers move on after just a few seconds if their content hasn’t loaded. You can speed up your site in a number of ways, including choosing a server appropriate for your content and using images sized and formatted correctly for display. Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool can analyze your site and provide further suggestions.

Small business, big presence

You don’t have to have a billion dollar budget to optimize your presence online. Many small home-based businesses look much larger (and more professional) than they really are all because of their website. If you can’t afford to pay for web design services, you can still get your site up and running using GoDaddy’s drag and drop Website Builder. For less than $400 per year, you can create your own website with built-in security and mobile shopping capabilities. Your web presence doesn’t stop with your domain either. Utilize free social media tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram to grab user attention and direct them to your business. Social Media Today’s Andrew Hutchinson offers a number of great tips on how to write an effective tweet in this post. Take steps to ensure your branding — logo, color scheme, business name, etc. — remains the same across all platforms.

Maps and apps

Make yourself easy to find by utilizing free apps for your site. For instance, your address should link your users directly to the Google Maps feature on their phone’s GPS. You should also enable one-click calling and link directly to your full site.

Workhorse of the web

Put your website to work for you by integrating it into your small business accounting and workflow software. QuickBooks, for instance, offers the option of syncing your website to your accounting. This will eliminate the time of having to do it yourself and improve your overall productivity. Depending on your business type, there are also a number of specialized workflow programs that allow orders from your site to go directly into production.

Remember, people are impatient and want a site that works without delays. People want relevant content and the ability to reach out without jumping through hoops. So, design your site with your customers in mind, and you’ll make your home-based business look and feel like a Fortune 500 without spending a fortune.

Need more tips on how to run a home business? Check out the Small Business Administration at SBA.gov and this article by Redfin for practical advice on everything from office design to achieving the ever-elusive work/life balance.

Your Website is Your Business (Make it Count)

Today’s digital world means people’s first impression of your business likely comes from a screen. Your website is one of the biggest influencing factors that determine whether potential customers become clients or keep clicking. Read on for insights on how to make your site stand out and serve both you and your customers.

Content matters

No matter how visually-pleasing your website is, no amount of design can compensate for bad (or missing) content. The articles, blogs, videos, and images on your website should serve a purpose other than selling your services. Your customers want certain questions answered. Always list your hours of operation, contact information, and answers to commonly-asked-questions about your business. Providing your customers with relevant and useful content will keep their interest. Content, such as white papers, eBooks, and DIY videos, are excellent ways to draw clients in and may be offered for free (on top of your other content) in exchange for an email address. This will help you build your contact list while giving your customers something of value as a reward for their loyalty. A word of caution here: only email customers when you have something to say they will want to hear.

Sluggish websites get skipped

Your customer’s user experience doesn’t begin until they reach your site. And research suggest that nearly half of all searchers move on after just a few seconds if their content hasn’t loaded. You can speed up your site in a number of ways, including choosing a server appropriate for your content and using images sized and formatted correctly for display. Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool can analyze your site and provide further suggestions.

Small business, big presence

You don’t have to have a billion dollar budget to optimize your presence online. Many small home-based businesses look much larger (and more professional) than they really are all because of their website. If you can’t afford to pay for web design services, you can still get your site up and running using GoDaddy’s drag and drop Website Builder. For less than $400 per year, you can create your own website with built-in security and mobile shopping capabilities. Your web presence doesn’t stop with your domain either. Utilize free social media tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram to grab user attention and direct them to your business. Social Media Today’s Andrew Hutchinson offers a number of great tips on how to write an effective tweet in this post. Take steps to ensure your branding — logo, color scheme, business name, etc. — remains the same across all platforms.

Maps and apps

Make yourself easy to find by utilizing free apps for your site. For instance, your address should link your users directly to the Google Maps feature on their phone’s GPS. You should also enable one-click calling and link directly to your full site.

Workhorse of the web

Put your website to work for you by integrating it into your small business accounting and workflow software. QuickBooks, for instance, offers the option of syncing your website to your accounting. This will eliminate the time of having to do it yourself and improve your overall productivity. Depending on your business type, there are also a number of specialized workflow programs that allow orders from your site to go directly into production.

Remember, people are impatient and want a site that works without delays. People want relevant content and the ability to reach out without jumping through hoops. So, design your site with your customers in mind, and you’ll make your home-based business look and feel like a Fortune 500 without spending a fortune.

Need more tips on how to run a home business? Check out the Small Business Administration at SBA.gov and this article by Redfin for practical advice on everything from office design to achieving the ever-elusive work/life balance.

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Article provided by: Dean Burgess

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Trauma, how do you deal with it?

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Have you had a Traumatic event – either recently or in the past?

Have you just dealt with it, or received help?

Or are you like many who just “sweeps it under the rug” with the hopes that it will just go away, or that it will get better?

I myself have had many events and never in my dreams did I think I would ever need help.  I know many of you reading this will agree that you, or someone you know have at one point-or-another have suffered, experienced one of the above.

As state above I’ve had many events, but I will start with the most “recent” one(s) just to give you an idea of what I’ve gone through and what it took to over come some of these problems and what I had to do.

The most recent one started in 2009, I was feeling so sick that I kept going in/out of the hospital and to the doctors and the doctors just kept telling me it was nothing, just stomach flu, constipation, acid reflux, etc and they would send me back home with medication, drink lots of fluids, etc.  A few months went by I was feeling the same when all of the sudden I felt like my stomach was just going to burst, I was rushed to the hospital were I was told that it was my gallbladder 🙂 and that it needed to be removed.  I was so scared, unprepared especially because I had my little one who at the time was only 6 and was just crying and crying making it harder for me to deal with this.

Well, as I was getting my gown on, getting ready for the pre-op and having some tests done and my kids and hubby sitting there waiting for me to go into surgery then all of the sudden minutes later the doctors come in and tell me “sorry ma’am, but we can’t do the surgery because it’s not your gallbladder, it’s your pregnancy”, My what??!!! Yes, you are pregnant and that is why you are having these pains.  It left me baffled of course because we thought we were done having babies and the thought of having to start all over with diapers, sleepless nights, the crying the feeding, etc.. I couldn’t believe that this was happening, but couldn’t believe that this baby was causing me so much pain!  I cried and cried I didn’t know if it was of happiness, scared, afraid, shocked, it was just to much for me to bare – especially because of all the issues I had with my other babies.  So, I put on my big girl pannies and said to my husband “we can do this, if this is what God wants, then we will find a way to get through it!”.  So, 3 months into the pregnancy I started to feel even worse, the pain, headaches, I couldn’t’ keep anything in, I was in / out of the hospital and all the doctors could say is “Ma’m prepare yourself, your baby might not make it!”.  This went on for 5 whole months – yes!, 5 whole month’s going into the clinic to get my fluids until it came a day where they could no longer find my veins and they had to put in a shunt and of course that didn’t go well, it was so painful and discomforting that they had no choice but to remove it.  To make matters worse I was also going on a 1 month and 1/2 half of no sleep (sleep deprivation), I was going crazy, then my body was itching all the time, it felt like it was burning inside, I couldn’t handle this pregnancy to the point I felt I was going to literally go crazy.  I knew this was NOT NORMAL, so my husband and I pressured the doctors to please run some more testing, so they did and found out that I had a case of severe Cholestasis apparently my case was one of the severe ones because none of the medication or treatments that they had for this was working for me and since I was pregnant and the pregnancy was a risky pregnancy they couldn’t remove my gallbladder which is one of the procedures that they could do! So yeah, they say 1 out of 1,000 pregnancies suffer from severe cholestasis  cholestasisSo, yeah I was a lucky one 🙂 So, it got to the point where my husband could no longer care for me, run a business, care for the kids and handle the day-to-day issues, so he talk to my doctor and had me checked into the hospital until I gave birth.  I was so mad, hurt, felt deserted, isolated, angry, etc., at the time “I hated my husband”, I couldn’t believe that he was doing this to me, I felt like he no longer loved me, I felt like this baby was tearing my family apart.  I remember trying to sneak out of the hospital, I wanted to run away, I wanted this baby out!  Words can’t describe how miserable I was and how much I hated myself for feeling like this – especially knowing I was going to have a Baby Girl, the little girl I always wanted.  Well, they even made me a “Medication Cocktail” (don’t try this at home, only under the care of your treating doctor) trying to get me to sleep and get some rest especially because I was getting closer and closer to giving birth, so I needed my medication.  Phone Pictures 008Well, thank God everything worked out fine, I had my baby girl, but then I had to deal with the fact that she was a premature baby and that they had to leave her in the hospital until she could eat on her own, that was devastating for me because I felt like if only “I could have kept my big girl pannies on and held on to this pregnancy full term, instead of crying and begging for them to take her out, my baby could have come home with us”, I felt useless, I felt like part of me was staying in that hospital, like I could not breathe, sleep, eat but I also made my little ones feel worse, torn apart, I felt like I was being selfish!  But, thank God after 3 weeks she was finally home with us, but I never dealt with that Trauma, we never talked about it at home, we never sat down to find out how this whole episode made my children feel, or how my husband felt, we just “swept it under the rug”...

part two soon to come, this is NOT the end of this horrific nightmare – stay tuned!

 

 

 

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The Remodel Nightmare

How many of you dread remodeling?  OMG, never, in my mind did I think it was going to be so chaotic, draining and stressful!

So, last year with the rain my little homeshed office was damaged due to the rain and because I didn’t have the necessary funds to repair, of course it got worse!  So, this year wanting and not wanting I had no choice but to get the repairs and remodeling on the way before the winter starts.  As you know with all the ongoing catastrophic events that we’ve had going on around the world, I obviously don’t want to take a chance and have it come crumbling down on me 😦 that would NOT BE GOOD, right?!

As you can see the damage on the bottom, this little office was actually starting to tilt…OMG, right!!!  Don’t let the outdoors fool you, the inside is very, very nice and comfy, as you can see the old color was a bright orange!

So, we decided to get the bottom repaired, reinforced, as well as getting the roof done, changing the door (provide me with some more lighting and outdoor vision), but I also did even more, I had them change the insulation and sheetrock to make it more energy efficient and of course to SAVE SOME $$$ MULA!  Times are still hard, but without an office I can’t WORK! I also changed the inside color as well, I made it a more neutral color, so that it can match my white, gray, Paris, Shabby Chic decor 🙂   Having your own personal work space makes a huge difference, right?!  At least, for me it makes a big difference!

So, what do you think?  Do you think, it’s coming out good??? So, what I realized is that making repairs and maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive.

Originally, I was going to do (2 front windows and a glass door), but that was going to cost me about $400-$600 bucks just on material (And, it wasn’t even the nice expensive stuff)…So, we kept shopping around and my husband suggested that I do a wide french door, which it would still give me the view and lighting that I was looking for, so we started to shop for that and guess what? I found a door for under $350.00 on SALE at Lowes (+) I found a professional laborer who installed it for $250!!!

We also SAVED on the paint because we had a 5 gallon bucket that we had used for the inside of our house  years back 🙂

The sheetrock and insulation, we found it on SALE at Home Depot and for labor, I was able to SAVE some $$$ because my hubby and kids were able to install and handle this task using Youtube 😉 Yeup, it came in handy!

SHOP AROUND AND DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE AND TRUST ME, YOU WILL FIND WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR PROJECTS!

So, I will post new pictures once this task is complete, so stay tune for the final finish!!!