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Conference translation
« on: 05 August 2010, 19:06:06 »
They also call it "simultainious translation", but since I'm writing this post from the conference I prefer this very term. :)

Sometimes interpreters forget to turn off their mike in the cabin and people in the confence room can here their private talks. The whole situation is a fun - serious people listen to serious speeches, then hear someting absolutetly informal.

Today an interpreter asked her collegue "How is your lipstick? Mine has gone completely!"  ;D ;D

Quite a problem for a lady who sits in a cabin with another female interpreter. :)

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Re: Conference translation
« Reply #1 on: 06 August 2010, 12:26:25 »
Hopefully they weren't commenting on smth else, like private life or smth. That would be way more interesting for others to hear, I guess :D
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Re: Conference translation
« Reply #2 on: 06 August 2010, 19:57:53 »
Saw another unacceptabe thing - Finnish interpreter works without partner all day long. It's not that I don't believe this is possibile, the thing is that I'm sure it's bad for professional standards.

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Re: Conference translation
« Reply #3 on: 08 August 2010, 23:36:42 »
And it appeared to be bad not only for professional standards, but for the interpreter himself. After the lunch it was absolutely clear, that he was really tired. Poor guy.

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Re: Conference translation
« Reply #4 on: 03 April 2011, 00:20:28 »
Very common "mistake" of a client is when he\she forgets the interpreter exists and does NOT stop even after 3 sentences!