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The Accidental Interpreter

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This picture was taken in Brasilia, on Tuesday, March 17, 1992. It shows the exact moment when I became an interpreter. The dude in a light suit is congressman Ibsen Pinheiro. Sitting diagonally from him is His Royal Highness Prince .. Read More.

Oh, Yes. I’m the Great Pretender

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As it turns out, Mr. Jorge Castañeda speaks impeccable English. Yet, after admitting to having spent years “interpreting other people’s bad jokes”, and promising he would do his best not to tell any of his own, he went on to indicate .. Read More.

The Accidental Translator

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This book tells the story of how I accidentally became a translator — and soon thereafter an interpreter — 30 years ago. It also testifies to how winding anybody’s professional route is and it drives home an idea best summarized in this quote by John Lennon: .. Read More.

Tenha Seu Próprio Equipamento (in Portuguese)

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Em alguns círculos profissionais, a reputação dos sistemas portáteis de interpretação não é das melhores, sobretudo na Europa. E os termos usados para designar um equipamento móvel não deixam dúvida quanto a isso: bidule (treco); valisette (malinha); tour-guide, etc. Contudo, há situações em que o equipamento .. Read More.