Henry: The Interpreter Who Beat Magellan

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Most people think of Ferdinand Magellan as the Portuguese explorer who first sailed around the planet on a quest to prove that the Earth was round. Now, consider this. While Magellan did sail from Spain on an expedition that eventually .. 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.

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.