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Jw.org, Website Translated in Over 700 Languages

Jehovah’s Witnesses are known for their door-to-door proselytizing; but recently, they have become to be known for their translation work related to the Bible. Their monthly magazines have the most distribution in the world, and are available in hundreds of languages. Also, in 2014, a website for the organization debuted: www.jw.org. The website currently is […]

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11 Ways Real Court Is Different from TV

Many new court interpreters have trepidation to work in court; they feel intimidated by the setting and the protocol. Unfortunately, some of the fears new interpreters have are caused by the media and its depiction of court. Shows like CSI or Law and Order are sometimes the only interactions a lay person has with the […]

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Mental Health Interpreting: Unique Challenges and Practical Solutions

MENTAL HEALTH INTERPRETING: UNIQUE CHALLENGES AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS Arianna M. Aguilar Latino Outreach Consulting of NC, Inc. Abstract: Mental Health Interpreting is an important subset of study, since the issues encountered intersect with both medical and legal interpreting theory, practice and Code of Ethics. It involves complex and intimate interpersonal communication with individuals who may […]

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Worker’s Compensation Law and the Language Service Industry

Tables Turned: Workers’ Compensation Law and the Language Service Industry ATA Chronicle Arianna M. Aguilar March 23, 2010 Most interpreters and translators are quite familiar with Workers’ Compensation cases. In fact, for many it is the bread and butter of their small business, as Workers’ Compensation insurance companies will authorize interpreting and translation services for […]

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So You Want to be an Interpreter?

Practice can be obtained a number of ways. Informal community interpreting work can be found with friends and neighbors. Offer yourself as a volunteer at hospitals, clinics or schools. Find out if your current employer needs someone to interpret for customers or translate information. (Be sure to double check your translation work with a native speaker for accuracy.)

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Hispanic Facts and Figures Sheet

National, State and Local Level for Johnston County, North Carolina United States Hispanics are the fastest growing US minority group in the country, growing 58% between 1980-2000, from 22.4 million to 35.3 million. (U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Report.) Hispanics are the largest minority in the country, at 12.5% of the total US population. (U.S. Census […]

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