A conference interpreter is a person.
The interpreter converts a thought or expression in a source language into an expression with a comparable meaning in a target language either simultaneously or consecutively.
The conference interpreter conveys every semantic element and every intention and feeling of the message that the source-language speaker is directing to target-language recipients.
English interpreter survives RESISTIRÉ
Lourdes de RIOJA sings RESISTIRÉ (Spain’s uplifting anthem during the COVID-19 lockdown), which is interpreted with aplomb but without help from Fiona by Phil Smith, a professional AIIC interpreter based in Switzerland.
Over the years we’ve heard people from all walks of life complain about work, sometimes with good cause because they have an unreasonable boss, unsupportive colleagues or work in a dysfunctional organisation, and sometimes as… go to full article
Social media tempts us all into sharing even apparently minor aspects of our lives, but when it comes to the meetings we work at, we must not disclose anything – even innocent snippets might give… go to full article
Dear conference interpreting students, Upon Lourdes de Rioja’s request, I have listened to Phil Smith’s interpretation of President Macron’s address at the UN and would like to share with you a few - hopefully inspiring… go to full article
The speech: A nice, well-structured speech, on a well-known everyday topicA pretty long and pretty fast speaker with very clear elocution The interpretation: Excellent communication: the interpreter looks at the camera and only looks briefly… go to full article
You probably have heard about injuries suffered by Canadian interpreters since the end of March when Parliament started meeting virtually over Zoom after a short break due to the onset of the Covid-19 crisis (read… go to full article
Las reuniones virtuales van a ser una herramienta de uso diario para trabajar en entornos colaborativos, organizar comités de seguimiento o para poder resolver incidencias comunes. Las soluciones de videoconferencia o web conferencia hacen referencia… go to full article
With remote simultaneous interpreting taking center stage, what should you consider before offering this service? COVID-19 Conference interpreters are among the groups worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. With events cancelled and flights suspended, most… go to full article
Today, A Word in Your Ear carries an article by my good friend and AIIC colleague Phil Smith. He blends his own thoughts with comments from friends and colleagues about the crisis that is hitting… go to full article
Sometimes its very improbability is what makes a story worth telling. Something that at first sounds like a fairy tale, turns out to be true. I’m about to tell you one such story, and like… go to full article
Michalina Ageros is a French booth interpreter, with English and Polish as her B languages, and Portuguese as her C language. She is a member of AIIC, a conference interpreting lecturer at UK universities, and holds a PhD Diploma in Law.… go to full article