Being a Successful Interpreter: Adding Value and Delivering Excellence is a practice-oriented guide on the future of interpreting and the ways in which interpreters can adjust their business and professional practices for the changing market.
The book considers how globalisation and human migration have brought interpreting to the forefront and the subsequent need for interpreters to serve a more diverse client base in more varied contexts. At its core is the view that interpreters must move from the traditional impartial and distant approach to become committed to adding value for their clients.
Being a Successful Interpreter is a practical and thorough guide to the business and personal aspects of interpreting. Written in an engaging and user-friendly manner, it is ideal for professional interpreters practising in conference, medical, court, business and public service settings, as well as for students and recent graduates of interpreting studies.
Winner of the Proz.com Best Book Prize 2016.
1. From Neutral Conduits to Committed Partners: Working actively with clients 2. Masters of our Future: Initial training for a new breed of interpreters 3. Can Professionals Develop?: CPD in the booth and beyond 4. Changing our Public Face: Branding, Promotion, PR 5. Guilds, Info Hubs or Communities of Practice: Professional Associations of the future (communities of practice) 6. We’re all in this together: Uniting our divided professions 7. Melting the Ivory Tower: Keeping research relevant 8. Eating your way to success 9. Seeing the Funny side 10. Widening the View: Interpreting outside of the Big Organisations