It’s too hot! If my last client was just a mirage do I still get paid a two hour minimum?
Will computers ever replace interpreters?
Nah, computers are way too smart to put up with all crap interpreters take for as little as we get paid.
CART, publicly displaying my ASL-to-Spoken English skills, the good, the bad and the ugly, since March 23, 1982.
Thank you Chip Royce
Dear Interpreter in the Audience,
It is obvious my processing time is longer than your comfort zone.
Thank you for yelling your support.
The Interpreter in the Chair (you know, the one holding the microphone).
Just a few things I would ask you to consider doing at home instead of in front of me while I work (each of these are true):
Clipping your toenails;
Arguing with your Ex on the phone (vocally, VRS or text);
Chewing tobacco and spitting in a cup;
Texting memes to the client;
Watching YouTube Videos; or,
Taking your bra off without removing your shirt (I KID YOU NOT). It’s impressive, I agree, but you are not invisible just because your back is to the audience (That does not mean take your shirt off first and then… look, you’re kind of missing the point, just don’t).
This list is not exhaustive. I am sure that I will add to it.
This is funny, but now is not the time to laugh;
This is sad, but now is not the time to cry;
You’re interpreting. This is the time for your client to laugh or cry.
Every interpreting student knows the two most hateful words in the English language are “literal translation.”