Alfonso Interpreting Language & Safety Blog

Thoughts on all aspects of the language industry

May 29, 2018
JAlfonso

5 Tips for Successful Conference Interpreter Collaboration

Multilingual conferences require an extra level of planning to incorporate interpreting teams; they also have the potential for snafus. The purpose for the following tips are to assist the interpreting team(s) in performing a fantastic rendition of the speakers.  It not only makes for a smooth event, but also elevates the meeting planner to a

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April 29, 2018
JAlfonso

What kind of interpreter do you need when planning a conference?

Most large conferences require a ton of planning (sometimes over a year in advance) for the event to proceed smoothly. Conferences with multinational/multilingual attendance require special planning. Your goal should be to impress delegates with a memorable, flawless event that takes into consideration their needs and preferences. Language Needs: Conference Interpreters: Most meeting planners are

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April 22, 2018
JAlfonso

When Ethics and Common Sense Collide in Medical Interpreting

It never fails that at least one session at the American Translators Association annual convention results in a very entertaining, lively debate over interpreter ethics. Entertaining for me, not at all for those involved in the debate. Especially if it disrupts the presentation and the speaker is being attacked. For me, the debate typically falls

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April 16, 2018
JAlfonso

2 Reasons for appeal regarding interpretation

  Nobody really wants to return. Prosecutors seek a guilty verdict that sticks; defenders seek the best outcome possible for their clients. Victims don’t want to re-live the experience; they want to heal and move forward. This is also the case for defendants. When it comes to people with limited or lacking English proficiency, there

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April 9, 2018
JAlfonso

Bible Principles Related to Safety

  Safety trainers are always seeking better ways to motivate others and reach their heart. Sometimes this is done by showing others the terrible results of ignoring safety, or we use the love of family to convince them why it is so important. Another possible tool is to share Bible principles with those who are

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