Alfonso Interpreting Language & Safety Blog

Thoughts on all aspects of the language industry

October 9, 2012
EOAlfonso

Movin’ on Up (New location)

One of my favorite television shows as a young child was The Jeffersons.  To me, it had a lovely introductory jingle.  A jingle, in fact, that I would like to borrow: Feel free to click here and listen to thye song:TV Theme Songs – The Jeffersons – Moving On Up Well we’re movin’ on up

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October 8, 2012
JAlfonso

Adventures in interpreting

Most of the time the work we do is somewhat predictable. I can often foresee with extraordinary accuracy what might happen at an appointment and how long it will take. It can be also fun to predict how different parties will react under different circumstances as we have observed these reactions over and over again.

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September 30, 2012
JAlfonso

Wanting a Quote Before Seeing the Documents

My partner Emily seemed to be very annoyed with a potential translation client.  For the life of me, I don’t understand why. You see, the potential client called and explained that she needed translation on a couple of very simple documents, less than a page each. She wanted to know the price, even telling us

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September 15, 2012
JAlfonso

Anger in the subway

While living in New York, I rode the subway.  One day, like any other day, I entered a busy train and noticed a guy that was going to beauty school with me. I can’t really say that I knew him other than that we spoke on a friendly basis, he was Puerto Rican, and we

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September 8, 2012
JAlfonso

Remembering 9/11 My friend Willie

A few days after that terrible tragedy, I was going stir crazy, so I took a walk in the neighborhood.  From where I lived in Sunset Park Brooklyn, lower Manhattan could easily be seen and served as a constant reminder.  As I walked and pondered my life, I bumped into my friend Willie. “Hey Jeff,

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