Alfonso Interpreting Language & Safety Blog

Thoughts on all aspects of the language industry

August 10, 2018
EOAlfonso

Great Conference Interpreters Know How to Listen and Speak

A great conference interpreter knows how to attentively listen and speak. That seems like a very simple sentence, but it is much harder to achieve then you might think. Put someone from New Jersey, the Midwest, Compton, California, and Alpharetta, Georgia in the same room and watch them talk to each other. A few minutes

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July 29, 2018
JAlfonso

Armando’s fall from a scaffold

The story is true, but the name is changed.   Armando had been working on a scaffold about 20 feet high. The scaffold was not attached to the building, and it was erected near a garage entrance. A speeding forklift shot out of the garage and sideswiped the scaffold. The hit caused the scaffold to

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July 17, 2018
JAlfonso

Medical Interpreters need to hear

I know this seems obvious, but an interpreter must understand what is being said if he is to transmit the information. With that in mind, here are some issues I have run into making that task more difficult. Mumbling: Some people tend to speak in a quit voice or mumble. Although I try very hard

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July 9, 2018
JAlfonso

The Problem and Potential of Legal Interpreting

As a business owner, one thing I have noticed over many years is that Hispanics relocating to the U.S. will move wherever there is work. Back in the 1980s, central Florida was growing exponentially. I observed a massive influx of Hispanic workers. Over time, many set roots in the area. In time, many of the

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July 6, 2018
JAlfonso

5 ways to help conference interpreters hear better

It might seem overly simple, but professional interpreters must be able to hear and understand what is being said to do their job. I say this because interpreting at a conference or company meeting often comes with challenges and hearing is often one of the biggest.  Here are some things to keep in mind. Enunciate:

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