you can either be a simult or a consec

Dutch translation: je kan (of) een simultaan of consecutief worden

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English term or phrase:you can either be a simult or a consec
Dutch translation:je kan (of) een simultaan of consecutief worden
Entered by: lauratu

06:47 Apr 29, 2014
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English term or phrase: you can either be a simult or a consec
Hallo allemaal,
Wat kan ik in deze tekst het beste doen met de afkortingen consec & simult?
Met vriendelijke groet, Laura

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Learning to be an interpreter
Many young people are starting to study for a career that has suddenly become fashionable: they are learning to be interpreters. In the slang of the profession you can either be a simult or a consec.
A simult is the owner of one of those strained faces that you see at congresses behind the window of a cubicle, with earphones glued to the head, steadily pouring into the microphone the running simultaneous translation of what a delegate is saying. They look less strained of course, when they have been thoughtfully provided with an advance copy of the speaker's remarks.
But a consec is the top of the tree. They get up at the end of, say, a twenty-minute speech and repeat it consecutively in another language. During the speech they use a kind of private shorthand to note it down so as to stimulate their memory, for memory and logical thinking are highly developed among these consecs.
The courses for interpreters generally last for at least three years. Many aspirants fall by the wayside, but a fully qualified simult or consec finds his way open to all parts of the world, a good salary and all expenses paid for his work, and, as often as not, a splitting headache and a feeling of utter exhaustion at the end of his working day or night.
lauratu
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je kan (of) een simultaan of consecutief worden
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