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I never thought I would write and yet here I am, putting pen to paper – or better said hands to keyboard – and humbly sharing my thoughts and expertise with the world.
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A Very Practical Guide to Diplomatic Interpreting in the 21st Century
It is time we get rid of the cloak and dagger, shed some light on the shroud of mystery surrounding diplomatic interpreting, and start looking it in the eye so we can get to know it better.
Based on my clients’ questions and requests and my years of experience assisting Latin American delegations visiting the UK, WELCOME! is a blueprint for effective diplomatic interpreting organised around four building block pillars:
- Interpreting Skills
- Add-on Skills
- Interpreter Role
- Interpreter Profile
Each Pillar seamlessly links together offering you a blueprint to effective diplomatic interpreting in the 21st century.
It’s a great book to be read by anyone who wants to try diplomatic interpreting, works with diplomatic interpreters, and also for veterans who want a fresh perspective of their job.
Cecilia also presents the set of interpreting modes a diplomatic interpreter must master. They are: simultaneous interpreting, consecutive interpreting and sight translation. These skills are the ‘Palette’ referring to the patellet of colors a painter uses for their activities.
A DIY Guide to The Terpreneur™ Method
The Terpreneur™ Method is a sustainable and manageable approach to building a solo business; that is, a business run by a single individual with the support of automation and a select network of collaborators.
It also contemplates the difference between working with intermediaries — be they colleagues, agencies or consultant interpreters — and serving your own direct clients. I know it works because I use it in my own business.
Inspired by the London Underground, The Terpreneur™ Method is a simple and proven method for conference interpreters working in the private market to successfully deal with the business side of interpreting in three stages:
- Client Delighter
- Portfolio Builder
- Savvy Terpreneur™
These stages are organised around the four building block Pillars of Terpreneurship™:
- Plan Your Journey
- Shine Bright
- Show Up
- Stay In Touch
Each Pillar seamlessly links together offering you a blueprint to your own interpreting adventure.
Discovering ‘Jump’ has been a real game changer. It has encouraged me to think out of the box when it comes to building my profile and interpreting business.
I just wish the book had existed when I graduated, it would have saved me so many hours of reading, thinking, and self-studying!
MULTILATERAL Books are available in ebook audio formats all over the world.
Print-on-demand editions are also available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Just like you, I love holding a book in my hands and writing notes in the margins, but let’s look after our planet and go digital first. 😊