Closer wor(l)ds – a blog for linguists

25 June 2013
Interpreter writing on a notepad

The challenges of consecutive interpreting

I simply cannot help starting with a remark I have recently heard from someone (in my own circle of friends) who has little idea has no […]
15 August 2012
Headset, keyboard and a bottle of water

Why is simultaneous interpreting challenging?

The challenges of simultaneous interpretation depend on several factors which may or may not turn an interpreter’s job into a nightmare. Some people feel attracted to […]
25 September 2011
Tips

Top tips for interpreters

If you want to be a professional interpreter, whatever the language combination,  there are some things you need to consider: 1. Dress code. Dress smartly and […]