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Category Archives: Interpreting

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Some Common Pitfalls and Solutions for Court Interpreters in Zoom

Trials in Melbourne have been moved onto Zoom due to the recent stage 4 lock down in Melbourne. I have the opportunity to assist two witnesses to give evidence in Zoom recently, one for the Country Court, and the other one for the Supreme Court. Here are some of my experience of the common pitfalls […]

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Consecutive Interpreting Vs Simultaneous Interpreting

Consecutive vs Simultaneous Interpreting Consecutive Interpreting is usually used in a business meeting situation where the speaker speaks first while the interpreter is taking notes. When the speaker finishes, the interpreter will start interpreting by referring to the notes taken. Reliable notes and a good memory are key here for the interpreter, who will be […]

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Interpreting for Mediation in Zoom

Due to the current stage 4 Covid 19 lock down in Melbourne, I have just had my first virtual mediation interpreting experience in Zoom last week.  As my laptop had just updated its driver for my speaker, I had difficulty with my audio at the beginning of the mediation. I had to use a spare […]

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Interpreting for Court Hearing in Zoom

During the recent stage 4 COVID lock down in Melbourne, I had the opportunity to do my first trial over Zoom assisting a defendant /applicant in counter claim to give evidence in a commercial case in the Supreme Court of Victoria.  The judge’s associate did a connection test with every one two days before the […]

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How to Work with a Remote Interpreter

Here are a few tips on how to work effectively with a remote interpreter whether it is over the phone or Skype. before a job Brief the interpreter about the purpose, the language and the duration of the conversation. Introduce yourself, your client and any other parties in the room to the interpreter, so the interpreter is […]

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