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.

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I am participating less within the Facebook groups related to my profession, Interpreting and Translation. There are many members of the groups that I admire and respect, and with whom I continue to engage. There are, however, more and more within these groups that I have begun to question their emotional and mental stability, as […]

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“A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” -Gertrude Stein, 1913, Sacred Emily. This famous sentence is frequently interpreted to mean that no matter what you call it, a rose would still be a rose. Too often interpreters think the same. An interpreter is an interpreter is an interpreter. Wrong! One thing, […]

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OMG! Upon agreeing with a colleague, a Certified Medical Interpreter(CMI), who requested to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation with her employer to investigate information for this blog, I began to realize just how crazy things were. The more I started digging, the more forthcoming people were with information, and the more backlash I received. […]

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Thumper, the rabbit, said, “If you can’t say something nice….don’t say nothin’ at all.” –Walt Disney, Bambi, 1942. That was a smart little rabbit. There are times, though, when being silent is the same as accepting injustices committed against those that cannot speak for themselves –for example, the LEP (Limited Language Proficient) persons. Although the […]

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At some point, and it may not happen in my lifetime the way it looks, the ‘Medical Interpreter Profession’ is going to get their act together. In 1987 the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) pioneered the first medical Interpreter Code of Ethics. As of this year (2018), that was 31 years ago. In 1992 this […]

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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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