Gio Lester
I fulfill part of my professional advocacy through live presentations and webinars, as well as through my writing. My work has been published online and in print. It is my pleasure to share some of it with you. Select a category or keyword (in blog lingo tags) on the right to read subjects of interest to you. Click here to read my articles for The NAJIT Observer. My collaboration with TNO started back in 2012 and this year I was given […]

Writing is Another Love of Mine || Escrever é uma outra paixão

On Wednesday, October 18, I had the pleasure of being the guest on Translators on Air podcast. It was fun! Those who attended ConVTI’s FREE Event “The Business of Being in Business” will recognize some of the concepts I shared. Elena Tereshchenkova and Dmitry Kornyukhov are the most gracious hosts. Once you agree to appear on the show and provide them a synopsis of what you want to talk about, they will prepare a few questions to start things going. During the promotional […]

Translators on Air podcast with Gio Lester

By Gio Lester ©2017 Disruptive. Disruption. It is the in thing to do, to be, to strive for. And that is at the core of a new project officially launched early this month – a virtual T&I conference with one foot in Brazil and the other, in the US. My partner in this project is the Brazilian translator Márcia Nabrzecki, and I operate things in the US. And just like every T&I professional, we love conferences! Getting together with our […]

Bringing a Disruptive Dream to Life

By Gio Lester © 2017 This is a quick guide that I know eVoice readers will have points to add to. Please feel free to do so, and share your observations in the comments below. 1- So, what language is it that you need? It is important to be very clear when determining the language of an assignment. Portuguese has a number of variants: Cape Verdean, Angolan, Brazilian, European to cite a few. Chinese can mean Mandarin or Cantonese. And […]

Hiring an Interpreter? Five Points to Consider

This article was originally written for the ATA’s Interpreters Division newsletter, The Interpreters Voice, in 2004, following the ATA 45th Annual Conference, in Toronto, Canada. ATA 45th Annual Conference takes us through history and into the future – By Gio Lester I was lucky this year that I could attend two of the pre-conference seminars. One of them, pertinent to our Division, was Daniel Giglio’s Basic Note-Taking Techniques for Practicing Interpreters. Our colleague Georganne Weller-Almeida had led a workshop on […]

Interpreting Now and Then:

This article was first published in The NAJIT Observer in December 2016. By Gio Lester ©2016 It was the early 1990’s. I was called to interpret at a deposition and I explained to the agency representative on the phone that I had never done a deposition before. “It is like an interview. You know how to take notes, right? It is that easy.” That was it. So, to confirm what I was told, I called a friend who had more […]

Lasting Lessons from my First Deposition

Originally published on LinkedIn as Embrace Your Interpreter to Guarantee Success and Greater ROI, on March 6, 2016. Successful communication remains the most important ingredient in business. And approaching customers in their own language is the best solution available to multinational corporate players to reach their target audiences with full impact, intelligently and in a manner that will ensure the highest ROI conversion. Embracing your interpreters and translators as ad hoc members of the marketing, sales or training teams, as […]

Embrace Your Interpreter

ABRATES VI - abertura
Este artigo foi publicado originalmente em meu blog More than Words no tumblr, em julho de 2016. – Gio Lester © 2016 A Associação Brasileira de Tradutores — ABRATES representa profissionais da tradução, interpretação falada e por sinais. E este ano, 2016, ela realizou seu VII Congresso Internacional, nos dias 3 a 5 de junho, na bela cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Logo antes do início oficial do evento, a Administração pediu que intérpretes de LIBRAS presentes se disponibilizassem como […]

Congresso ABRATES versão 7.0

This article was originally published in The NAJIT Observer in February 2012. – By Gio Lester © 2012 Now that you have an idea of how to attach value to your time and activity, it is time to figure out how to best use banking and government tools to determine your taxes. No, this is not an accounting course. Relax and enjoy. In my first venture in the NAJIT blog I discussed earning an income – how to determine the […]

Basic Accounting II