August 29, 2019

Interpreting is one of the main components of language services, and there are many challenges interpreters face to promote understanding and facilitate communication. Linguistic and cultural challenges abound, whatever type of project.

Despite being similar to translat...

July 18, 2019

Yesterday was the second time I worked at the same case again. It was a common assault case, the witness was beaten up by a group of males due to some disagreements. The witness and defendants were from East Timor. The case has been adjourned again the second time beca...

June 8, 2019

Simultaneous interpretation is one of the most difficult skills in the language services industry to master. You can often see this at conferences and courtrooms. Interpreters need talent and training to do what they do.

The margin for error while interpreting can be qu...

June 4, 2019

These are the basic translator skills you need to work as a professional translator.

1. Advanced language knowledge

You can’t translate something unless you understand it.

And if you don’t understand the text fully, you risk misinterpreting it and delivering a translation...

May 30, 2019

I was booked as an  Indonesian interpreter for the Crown Prosecution Service at Oxford Magistrates Court on my birthday 29 May 19. I happily got up at 6.30am before my alarm, I meditated for 30 minutes, I rang my folks in Malaysia around 7.20am, which is around 2.20pm...

May 28, 2019

Being a multilingual interpreter, I get to go around places, working at different venues in different settings. I was booked as a Mandarin interpreter last week, working at a media production house.

My job was interpreting the Mandarin dialogue in the video into English...

May 24, 2019

I was interpreting at Nottingham Tribunal last week, it was an immigration appeal of a young Indonesian lady. I was interpreting from English to Bahasa Indonesian and vice versa.

This young lady fell in love madly with a Malaysian national and both over stayed in the U....

May 24, 2019

I was working at Optical Express a few days ago, I was interpreting from Mandarin to English, English to Mandarin. The Chinese lady who doesn't speak English very well, she is a patient of Optical Express, she was yelling at the doctor due to the failure of the laser e...

December 18, 2017

First time in my interpreting career last Friday 15 Dec 2017, I got to interpret the meaning of "atheism."

I was booked by an immigration solicitors' firm as a Mandarin interpreter, my task was interpreting English to Mandarin, and vice versa.

The immigration solicitor p...

December 18, 2017

I travelled all the way from London to Crawley Surrey today and found out that the police officer has booked me for the wrong language combinations! He has mistaken Malay as Malayalam. The client is in fact a Tamil speaker from Sri Lanka.

I was booked for Malay language...

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