Nice Trumps Nasty

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Most of us have learned to see politeness as wimpy and meek. We contemplate meanness as a shield worth wearing, despite the long-lasting harm it does to others and ourselves once the excitement of immediate gains fades away. .. 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.

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.

So You Want to Become a UN Interpreter

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How can I become a UN interpreter? I get asked the question often by novice and experienced interpreters alike: Well, there is no real short answer to that question. Joining the staff of an international organization is a multi-step process, .. Read More.