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Yes, Let's Change, But You Go First!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2017 11:36:26 PM / by Katharine Allen posted in interpreting, think! Interpreting, business of interpreting, Remote interpreting, business, GALA

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The 4th think! Interpreting is here!

By now, we all understand that change is transforming many aspects of the interpreting profession. Currently, we are caught in a frustrating moment where the facof change has been accepted, but many are waiting to see what others do first. 

This week Barry and Katharine are in the incomparable city of Amsterdam for the 4th think! InterpretingInterpretAmerica has been partnering with the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) during its annual conference since 2014 to bring interpreting-related content to the world's biggest language services industry event. 

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In Memoriam: William "Bill" Graeper (1937-2016)

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 11, 2016 12:45:55 PM / by Barry S. Olsen posted in interpreting, business of interpreting

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INTERPRETING LOSES A PIONEER BUT GAINS A LEGACY

Many of those who have chosen interpreting as a profession see it as a calling as much as a way to make a living. We care about communication and believe deep down that what we do makes the world a better place.

Since our founding in 2009, at InterpretAmerica, we have worked constantly to build bridges between interpreters of different specialties, interpreter associations of different kinds, and the professional and business sides of the language industry. 

Along the way, we have had the opportunity to meet some outstanding people who have made interpreting better. William “Bill” Graeper was one of those people.

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Four Developments In Interpreting You Should Know About, Part II

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2015 5:30:00 AM / by Andrew Clifford posted in interpreting, Technology, Training, business of interpreting, healthcare interpreting, interpreting employment, InterpretAmerica 5, Middlebury, Remote interpreting

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For today's InterpretAmerica blog post, we welcome guest blogger Andrew Clifford, Director and Associate Professor for Glendon College's Masters in Conference Interpreting at York University in Canada. Andrew is a well-known and highly accomplished figure in the interpreting profession. His expertise spans from conference to medical and legal, from practicing interpreter to educator to creator of one of the newest and most dynamic academic interpreting programs in the world.  

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Four Developments In Interpreting You Should Know About, Part I

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2015 11:31:00 AM / by Andrew Clifford posted in interpreting, Technology, Training, business of interpreting, healthcare interpreting, interpreting employment, InterpretAmerica 5, Middlebury, Remote interpreting

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For today's InterpretAmerica blog post, we welcome guest blogger Andrew Clifford, Director and Associate Professor for Glendon College's Masters in Conference Interpreting at York University in Canada. Andrew is a well-known and highly accomplished figure in the interpreting profession. His expertise spans from conference to medical and legal, from practicing interpreter to educator to creator of one of the newest and most dynamic academic interpreting programs in the world.  

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Relive InterpretAmerica 5 on Storify

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2015 3:59:00 PM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in Technology, business of interpreting, InterpretAmerica 5, Remote interpreting, Webcast

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What Do You Call THAT? Increased Demand for Hybrid Skills

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 2, 2015 5:30:00 AM / by Giovanna Lester posted in interpreting, business of interpreting, interpreting employment, Client Education

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INTRODUCTION:

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Thought Leaders Levy & Zeztsche at InterpretAmerica 5: Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2015 9:45:03 AM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in interpreting, Technology, Training, business of interpreting, InterpretAmerica 5, Remote interpreting

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"Having pride in our profession's long history does not mean that we should be averse to change. History inherently tells us that there is an ongoing progression."

This is the second of a two-part blog series highlighting thought leaders Jonathan Levy and Jost Zetzsche, our keynote speakers at the upcoming 5th InterpretAmerica Summit.  

Today our focus is on Jost Zetzsche. Some might wonder why we have turned to one of translation's leading figures to keynote a conference targeting the interpreting profession. The simple answer: our sister industry has lived through many of the same changes shaking up our profession right now. There are valuable lessons to be shared, and mistakes we may still have time to avoid. 

 

Jost Zetzsche, is a technical translator and widely published author, including the ever-popular A Translator's Tool Box for the 21st Century and Found in Translation, which he co-authored, a book about translation and interpretation for the general public.

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Thought Leaders Levy & Zeztsche at InterpretAmerica 5: Part 1

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2015 2:25:44 PM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in interpreting, Technology, Training, business of interpreting, InterpretAmerica 5, Remote interpreting

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"So I’ve been asking myself, given the changes in how interpretation services are being delivered…where will the true value of the interpreter be and who will be successful?"

 

We all know that "the times, they are a changin'" for the interpreting profession. The news is filled with reports on the introduction of new technologies into our workplace, pressure on our wages and work models, while at the same time the lack of highly-trained and competent interpreters is decried. Understanding the big picture trends behind change is challenging. Which is why we have turned to Jonathan Levy and Jost Zetzsche to be our Keynote Speakers at the upcoming 5th InterpretAmerica Summit, June 12-13 in Monterey, California.

We recently sat down with both of them to get a preview of the compelling insights they will be sharing at InterpretAmerica 5. In part one of this two-part blog, we share some of the valuable insights Jonathan Levy will bring in force to the Summit. 

Jonathan Levy, Linguistic Director at Transperfect Remote Interpreting, is uniquely positioned to help us understand major trends impacting the interpreting profession at InterpretAmerica 5.

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We asked. You answered. The InterpretAmerica 5 Program is complete!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 23, 2015 11:43:13 AM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in Technology, Training, business of interpreting, healthcare interpreting, InterpretAmerica 5, Remote interpreting

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EXPERTISE FROM ACROSS THE INTERPRETING FIELD AND BEYOND:

Earlier this month our call for proposals closed and we sat down to craft the rest of the 5th InterpretAmerica Summit program.

We are excited and very proud to present it to you today. We believe it is our strongest lineup yet.

Our goal this year is to help all of us with the information and tools we need to ride out this intense time of change and transformation, and to do so with a dash of inspiration, a sprinkle of fun and a strong dose of collaboration and colleagiality. At this year's installment of InterpretAmerica 5, among other things, you will:

  • Learn from those with their fingertips on the pulse of coming trends in our field,
  • Hear from a panel of industry representatives and professional association leadership about the state of interpreting,
  • Have a chance to try out cutting-edge technology for delivering interpreting services and speak directly with the engineers and innovators who designed it,
  • Receive hands-on training to acquire 21st-century business skills, and
  • Engage in unparalleled networking and collaborative opportunties while enjoying excellent food.
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Interpreting Takes the Global Stage at think! Interpreting

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in interpreting, translation, think! Interpreting, business of interpreting

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