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How Would You Finish This Sentence? - Remote Interpreting Is...

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 16, 2017 3:17:11 PM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in interpreting, Remote interpreting, InterpretAmerica 6, best practices, registration, conflict

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Polarization is a sign of the times and like it or not, the interpreting profession has not escaped its own grand divide.

Remote interpreting, especially the arrival of video remote interpreting, has split our field into distinct and often opposing camps.

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International Translation Day Quiz: How much do you know about translation and interpreting in Mexico?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2017 5:07:16 AM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in interpreting, translation, International Translation Day, Lenguas 2017, italia morayta foundation, mexico

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More than 200 attendees from across Mexico and around the globe converged on the Simon Bolivar Amphetheater in Mexico City.

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Lenguas 2017 Moves Forward Despite Tragedy

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2017 3:55:39 AM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in interpreting, translation, Lenguas 2017, conference

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Why did we decide to move forward with Lenguas 2017?

Mexico is in mourning but working to rebuild and move forward. One of the first steps in that process is to reestablish, to the extent possible and as circumstances permit, a sense of normalcy. First, we confirmed that our two event hotels and our venue, the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, were not damaged by the earthquake. All three buildings have been declared safe and open for business.

On Monday, schools that were not physically damaged reopened across the city, and our children are returning to school. Similarly, we need to return to our normal activities, because we are convinced that staying the course is one way for us to contribute to Mexican society.
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Demystifying Interpreter Talent (Read on to Win A Free Webinar Registration)

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2017 3:05:00 AM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in interpreting, Client Education, GALA, Interpreting Delivery Platforms

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Read on to learn how to win a free registration to the upcoming live webinar on Demystifying Interpreter Talent, a $75 value!

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InterpretAmerica to Present at the Association of Language Companies and Why Interpreters Should Care

[fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2017 9:45:00 AM / by Katharine Allen posted in interpreting, Technology, translation, business of interpreting, Remote interpreting

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This week InterpretAmerica heads to Miami where we will speaking at ALC 2017, the annual conference of the Association of Language Companies

Our primary job at the conference will be to highlight the interpreting market inside the larger language services market in the United States in a plenary talk titled: The Big Picture in Interpreting: Where Is Your Company? But we go to learn as much as to share our knowledge. The ALC annual conference is an important moment for our profession every year.

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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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Indigenous Interpreting Training Arrives

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2016 7:36:39 AM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in interpreting, Training, language access, Indigenous Interpreting

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Interpreting in this country faces a crisis. There is an exploding need for trained, professional indigenous language interpreters. Indigenous migrants from all over the globe have left their native lands and come to America and Europe. They live, work and now access services in their new homes and we need a way to talk to them.

The problem? They speak languages previously overlooked by our profession. And they come from cultures often so profoundly different from our own that current interpreting training practices are not enough to bring new interpreters into the field.

InterpretAmerica Co-President Katharine Allen has dedicated a large part of the last several years working on projects as part of dedicated and talented teams to change that reality. Most days we labor in quiet. The projects we work on build incrementally and the world moves on around us. But some days are special. On some days, we get to shout our accomplishments from the mountaintops and celebrate something new in the world.

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InterpretAmerica @ International Language Services Conference 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Katharine Allen posted in interpreting, healthcare interpreting, Medical interpreting, Interpreter, Texas, language access, houston

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GUEST BLOG: Interpreting Delivery Platforms: Should You Get on the Bandwagon?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2016 2:19:41 AM / by Hélène Pielmeier posted in interpreting, Remote interpreting, Interpreting Delivery Platforms

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When it comes to remote interpreting, opinions and anecdotes abound. Missing is hard research to identify trends, challenges and opportunities. Earlier this year, Common Sense Advisory conducted some of its most extensive interpreting market research since 2010, when InterpretAmerica commissioned the first exhaustive--and so far only--interpreting market study covering North America, which we made available free of charge as a service to the interpreting profession.

In this guest blog post, Hélène Pielmeier, a Senior Analyst at Common Sense Advisory, shares some valuable insights into interpreting delivery platforms (IDPs) and why interpreters should take a serious look at them. 

Interpreting Delivery Platforms: Should You Get On the Bandwagon?

Recent technological advances have led to an explosion of interpreting delivery platform (IDP) options that enable remote, video, telephone, and even machine interpretation. In this blog post, we explore four categories of IDPs, the challenges with selling them, issues with supply chain readiness, and what all industry participants must do to prepare.

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Big News from InterpretAmerica on International Translation Day!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2016 4:35:11 AM / by Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen posted in interpreting, translation, International Translation Day, InterpretAmerica 6, Lenguas 2017

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Today, as interpreters and translators, we celebrate our day. For InterpretAmerica, International Translation Day is special. We work hard to fulfill our mission to raise the profile of interpreting, and today we are very excited to announce two unique interpreting events for next year that we think will bring real value to you and to our profession.  

First, InterpretAmerica 6 is officially set for Washington D.C. next June. Second, we are very happy to present you the inaugural launch of a brand new conference: Lenguas 2017. Lenguas will take place in Mexico City next fall and represents a new collaborative between InterpretAmerica and the Fundación Italia Morayta. 

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