Alfonso Interpreting Language & Safety Blog

Thoughts on all aspects of the language industry

March 30, 2018
JAlfonso

Alfonso Interpreting Logo on NASCAR #DSC500

Many of you know the Dollar Shave Club. I order shaving supplies along with shampoo, soaps, and other items! I like their products, they are value-priced, and they arrive conveniently at my home. This year, DSC ran a promotion to put 500 business logos from its loyal customers on Matt Tifft’s @NASCAR_Xfinity race car. My

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March 24, 2018
EOAlfonso

Deposition Needs Interpreter? Be Mindful of these 4 Points

When an interpreter is required for a deposition, preparation is key for success and efficacy. Remembering the following recommendations will help avoid common problems that can occur when using interpreters. Notice of Deposition: Although certified court interpreters are proficient in language and knowledgeable in legal terminology, they don’t know everything. Would you send a labor

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March 16, 2018
EOAlfonso

The Beauty and Craft of Conference Interpreting

I’m going to get a little philosophical here about what is artistic and beautiful. Both my daughter Lily and I like to bake. I like to claim that my desserts might not be pretty, but they are delicious. My daughter, on the other hand, not only makes them delicious, but also her desserts are aesthetically

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March 12, 2018
JAlfonso

Medical Interpreting Options – Pros and Cons

As technology continues to advance, so have interpreting options.  When it comes to medical interpreting, access to an interpreter can mean the difference between life and death. Technology has created to possibility of access to interpreters that were once never available. However, (1) technology isn’t there yet and can be lacking, and (2) the infrastructure

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March 2, 2018
JAlfonso

Safety Culture v. Company Politics – Implementing Keystone Changes

As we discussed in Part I of this article, the goal of the safety department is to save lives while reducing risk and cost to the company. Often, company politics run contrary to safety culture. Safety culture requires a cooperative spirit from everyone; company leadership must set the example. Company politics typically result in each

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