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Legal Bibliography in Spanish – Part I

  After giving my presentation today at #NAJIT2016, which I enjoyed tremendously, I realized I have not shared with my colleagues the wealth of information I have on law books in Spanish. I encouraged everyone in attendance to read more about actual law instead of only focusing on terminology. I really hope this and other […]

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Translationese in Legal Translation: Presentation at NAJIT 2016

After a brief hiatus giving presentations on translation and interpreting topics, I decided to resume my training activities and submitted a proposal to the National Association of Judiciary Translators and Interpreters (NAJIT). I am delighted to announce that I will be part of a select group of people who will present seminars and workshops during […]

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The Perks of Being a Self-proclaimed Bilingual

How many of you, as interpreters, have encountered Spanish heritage speakers whose dominant language is English? I do almost every day. I even find them when I teach at the university, and undoubtedly during assignments as interpreters, whether in court or out of court proceedings. All those of you professional, qualified interpreters know how difficult […]

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Animal Assisted Therapy Dogs

The interpreting profession will never cease to amaze me. I have found very enriching experiences throughout my career as a professional conference and court certified interpreter, but never anything as marvelous as what I’m about to narrate. One of the government agencies court interpreters are usually assigned to work is Child Protective Services (CPS), and […]

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A Magical Interpreting Experience

No matter how knowledgeable we may think we are, there’s always the possibility of mishaps during conference interpreting. A few months ago, I interpreted for a very small group of Spanish speakers at an expo. The conferences were offered by the Disney Institute, and addressed leadership, customer service, staff management, brand loyalty, and business excellence. […]

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