Whether you're a Healthcare Provider or a Patient, the process of Medical Interpreting can be...murky, to say the least. These questions will help shed some much needed light.
In this article (and accompanying video), we look at a few simple questions that can make visiting the Doctor's office go much smoother for all involved.
Interpreting requires flexibility. However, the goals remain the same: To remove the disadvantage caused by lack of language comprehension and to remain as unobtrusive as possible. The interpreting industry has norms in place to help everyone reach these goals. Take note of some of these principles and how you can work well with your interpreter.
Interpreting occupies an interesting space in society. Even though interpreting as a profession pre-dates writing, most people never interact with an interpreter. That is until a 5-foot-nothing Japanese sprite named Marie Kondo began sparking joy and her interpreter Marie Iida began sparking an interest in quality language services. So in honor of National Interpreter Appreciation Day, let’s learn about interpreting shall we?