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Telephone interpreting from New Zealand
Thread poster: Atena Hensch

Atena Hensch  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 10:02
English to Farsi (Persian)
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Sep 15, 2007

Hi everybody
I do telephone interpreting for New Zealand and I will be able to do telephone interpreting for Australia when I get my NAATI accriditation (finger cross). My question: What are the chances of doing telephone interpreting for the UK or USA from New Zealand?
cheers
Atena

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Jande  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 08:02
Danish to English
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Willing to do night work Sep 17, 2007

Are you willing to do night work?

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Atena Hensch  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 10:02
English to Farsi (Persian)
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night work Sep 17, 2007

Jande wrote:

Are you willing to do night work?


I already do my my translation work during night time. It doesn't make any difference


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Alp Berker  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:02
Turkish to English
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For the USA Sep 17, 2007

Hi Atena.
For the USA, the East Coast of the USA is 15 hours behind you. The West Coast of the USA is an addtional 3 -4 hours behind the East Coast. So there should be some overlap in hours - i.e. When it is Morning in NZ, you can get some afternoon and evening hours from the USA.
Keep in mind almost all phone interpreting occurs between 8:00-18:00 hours, and sometimes at night depneding on the job. So you will be able to get some overlap. The same is possible for the UK, to a better degree.
You best bet is still probably Australia, since they are 3 hours behind you I assume.


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Elvana Moore  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:02
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English to Albanian
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Telephonic interpreting Sep 24, 2007

Hi everyone,

I do telephonic interpreting for the UK market only. One of their conditions was to use a UK landline (neither a mobile phone nor a VOIP phone) due to bad quality of voice. It might just be my company that is so strict. You could always give it a try.


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