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: NCIHC

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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“You have wasted all of your time here if, in the end, you haven’t learned that you are responsible for those that are not as well educated.” I still remember this from a lecture during my Chicano Studies class. Instead of learning about the Chicano culture, on this particular day the professor gave us a […]

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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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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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