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A quality interpreter needs to know much more than language fluency

Oct 22, 2008 A quality interpreter needs to know much more than language fluency

Bill of Rights (From public domain.)

Too often, people think that full bilingualism is enough to do sufficient interpreter work. Wrong, especially when it comes to the fast pace and rough-and-tumble of interpreting during a trial.

Next time a judge questions why passing an interpreter certification test is not good enough, show the judge this article, at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/13/AR2008101302419.html. Jon Katz.

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