Now residing in the beautiful Rio Grande Valley area of Texas, dedicated primarily to OPI (Over the Phone Interpreting), and Face to Face Interpreting as requested.

Tag Archives: Medical Colorado

As an interpreter, one thing that I have realized over the years is that our language skills and knowledge are regularly tested. Recently, during an interview with an agency, I had to ‘perform’ in Spanish. The interviewer wanted to first talk in Spanish about general topics, and then we did some medical role-playing. I know […]

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The term ‘Qualified Interpreter’ is nothing more than a nice sounding catch phrase. You can say if you want to, and I hope you don’t want to, that a qualified interpreter is someone who can quack like a duck. The term ‘qualified’ in the world of interpreting, in reality, has no meaning. It is more […]

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In an informal poll conducted across five Facebook interpreter/translator forums, 47% of those that responded indicated that training and certifications had made no difference, or only somewhat of a difference in their fees. I found this interesting, and surprising, for a few reasons. First, training and the push to become certified is enormous in the […]

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A language interpreter is one of the most accessible jobs there is. You don’t need to know anything. Just listen to what someone is saying and then repeat it back in a different language. I single-handedly have enraged hundreds if not thousands of professional language interpreters. Why? Professional interpreters know that to interpret what someone […]

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How much money would you like your organization to lose this year? I am guessing you would rather not lose money, and in fact, would prefer to make a nice profit. If you use an interpreter agency service, the likelihood is you are overpaying and therefore losing money. There are hundreds of language agencies that […]

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Grandma knows best! She can give you relief when you have a cold, fix a scraped knee and give you a hug that takes all of your troubles away. She can’t –unless she is a certified medical professional– remove your appendix, perform heart surgery or prescribe medications to keep you alive. Grandmas are wonderful, loving […]

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Saturday, 03/17/2018, I was privileged to attend Denver Public Schools Multilingual Communications department presentation for interpreters who insure understanding during ‘Individualized Education Program’ (IEP) meetings with students and parents. A truly educational experience. Every child, irregardless of any physical or emotional disability deserves a good education to be able to make it with with some […]

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   David Martin Tucker, launches “Spanish David”                                                                                     Spanish David, is a Certified Spanish Medical […]

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Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter
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