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Why are Community and Medical Interpreting Different?

Why are Community and Medical Interpreting Different?

Community and Medical Interpreting

The world of interpreting is diverse, with services and careers spanning across various industries today. An increasingly multicultural society brings along with it an influx of new languages. Language diversity brings about increased opportunities and demand for professional interpreting. Community and medical interpreting are two prominent...
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Nod Once To Agree And Once To Disagree

Nod Once To Agree And Once To Disagree: How to Interpret for Effective Cross-cultural Communication

“Tomato”, “tomahto”, thumbs up…up yours? Like pronunciation, not all gestures are universal, and if you aren’t careful you can insult someone when you only meant to be polite!   65% of social meanings are relayed through non-verbal cues according to anthropologist Edward...
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How to Avoid Medical Interpreting Mistakes with Medical Interpreter Training

How to Avoid Medical Interpreting Mistakes with Medical Interpreter Training

How to Avoid Mistakes in Medical Interpreting

An interpreter can have a wealth of trainings and vocabulary memorization, but often it's the small things that pop up in a consultation that can throw the interpreter off his or her course for the rest of the session. Just...
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