I would really like to get into the field of interpretation, any tips?
Thread poster: spizzle

Local time: 06:54
Jun 24, 2009

Hi people
I would really like to get into the field of interpretation ad am wondering if anybody has any tips for me. I am currently living in Spain though would have no problems returning to the UK to study. My mother tongue is English and I speak an excellent level of Spanish (studied for my DELE superiro in Barcelona) and a decent level of Portuguese, I worked as a translator for 18 months and had some experience interpreting which I thoroughly enjoyed and would like to pursue it as a career. What would be the best way to go about it? A masters? Are there any other conference qualifications that are recognised? How long would I have to study for? Better to have 2 active languages?
Any advice that you guys could give me would be massively appreciated!

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-07-01 16:04 GMT]


chica nueva
Local time: 17:54
Chinese to English
DPSI (?) Jun 25, 2009


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chica nueva
Local time: 17:54
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EMCI (European Masters in Conference Interpreting) Jun 29, 2009

Hello again

You specifically asked about conference qualifications. This post refers specifically to the EMCI (European Masters in Conference Interpreting):



chica nueva
Local time: 17:54
Chinese to English
A very general topic heading IMO Jun 30, 2009

Hello again Mark

I am not sure how well you know your way around this site. There are a number of ProZ forums which might perhaps be relevant. (You could also scan the recent topics in the Interpreting Forum - there have been a few on the DPSI/EMCI.) Plus, I suggest have a look at Forum Rule 2.2 re topic headings. This might help to get you more responses from the peers. http://www.proz.com/siterules/forum/2#2

Anyhow, let us know how you go.

Best wishes

[Edited at 2009-07-01 02:30 GMT]


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