The CAT is Out of the Bag. Now, is it Alive?

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I am old enough to remember the days when translators relied solely on paper dictionaries and when a CAT was just a home pet.  And being the dinosaur I am earns me the right to be stubborn, too. So, when the innovation .. Read More.

For UN Interpreters, Less is More

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Since the release of my video on the language requirements for interpreters in the UN, I have been contacted by many aspiring interpreters with questions that are, mutatis mutandis, more ore less the same. Basically, they want to know whether their language .. Read More.

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.

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.