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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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The beauty of life is learning to enjoy each and every moment that we are on this earth.  More importantly enjoying each and every moment you have with your family and friends.

We all deal with the day – to – day daily life struggles always feeling rushed, kids sports, work, bills, problems, but we all need to take a moment and GET AWAY!  A moment to enjoy life and the beauties mother nature has for us.

Many think that Getaways are expensive, but that’s NOT the case, at least NOT for me.  Why, How?

Well, I take advantage of my outings – for example when we have to take our kids to their sporting events, instead of sitting and waiting we take advantage of our day / weekend out and while the kids are prepping for their sport, we go out and explore and learn about the new cities, counties, states and / or countries that we maybe in.  So, how do I do it? Well, we travel a lot with our 13 year old son who’s an amateur boxer, we have to take him to his boxing events that sometimes are local, or out of town.  These events are all day events, meaning that we have to arrive very early and leave very late :).  Example: This past month my son was scheduled to fight in Sonoma and while he went through the routine of; Weigh ins, seeing the Doctor and waiting to see if his opponent showed up from the Central Valley, my husband, daughter and I decided to explore the beauties of Sonoma County (sometimes our other children opt out on participating, they rather wait and mingle with their friends, which is perfectly OK). So, we had a couple of choices, we could either sit and wait for hours till the Boxing Showtime started, or we could go explore beautiful Sonoma.  So, we decided to go and explore Sonoma AND it was all FREE, yes FREE! Take advantage and find FREE SPOTS;  Beach is Free, Lighthouse tour was Free, Walk along the Beach was Free, the View was Free 🙂  We always pack lunch, drinks, snacks, so we don’t have to spend a fortune on eating out!

We started to drive and decided to jump onto HWY 1 and followed it all the way through and this is were it took us – to the end of the Pacific Coast, isn’t it breath taking???

We went and visited Bodega Bay and stopped by some of the other Sonoma County Beaches and enjoyed our walks in some of the most beautiful beaches.  We decided to take a walk and enjoy the warm and soft sand while enjoying every moment watching and hearing the sound of the waves.  We sat for a while relaxing and enjoying the fresh, and cool ocean breeze and reminiscing with our daughter our visits to Santa Cruz, Petaluma, New York, Las Vegas, etc…mean while my husband relaxed and napped in the beautiful sandy beach!

Words can’t describe the beautiful moments we spent on those beautiful beaches and seeing the blue water and sunshine and nothing around just the beautiful Pacific Coast waters.

The Point Reyes Lighthouse on the Sonoma Coast is the place to visit it’s surrounded by “33,000 acres of coastal wilderness is a wild seashore that should be on your must-see list.”

Follow me to see more of my adventures, or to see the products I use, or to learn on how to start your own business!

 

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