Interpreters understand the threat “no voice, no job.” How do hearing loss and acoustic shock affect the profession?
The Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS) Annual Conference brings translators, interpreters, and language professionals under one roof to discuss the topics, trends, and challenges of working in the T&I industry. The thirty-year-old association attracted a motivated crowd to Washington’s Museum of Flight in Seattle for the two-day conference.
Vicarious trauma happens when we internalize someone else’s trauma and experience it as if it were our own. It mimics the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), even though the actual trauma happened to someone else. Vicarious Trauma in InterpretersPractical Implications of an Overlooked Issue Introduction Vicarious trauma happens when we internalize someone else’s trauma […]
You’re sitting in a courtroom at a war tribunal. You hear “I had to watch them being slaughtered,” “I can still hear them scream.” You’re standing at the hospital bed of someone who tried to kill himself. You hear, “My life is not worth living anymore, I just want it to be over.” […]
In April of this year, the California Supreme Court abandoned its longstanding common law test used to determine independent contractor (IC) status and instead, adopted the strict ABC test. Several states have also adopted the ABC test, but some states are more relaxed in their application, requiring that only the “A” or the “B” sections […]
In light of recent events in the current political climate and how the United States is choosing to treat immigrant families arriving at the border, perhaps this July 4th Americans should not only focus on their nation’s values but on how the current president’s words affect the reality of those who arrive at America's metaphorical shores. […]