interpreting


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



The Children's house
My daughter is lucky to attend a very small neighborhood school. There are about 34 students in all. Two classrooms cover basic education from grades K-6. Her classmates are from varied backgrounds and many speak more than one language. Their parents have experienced the frustration of trying to teach their native languages to a new generation that frown upon them as a divisive element, rather than one that will give them an advantage. This seemed to me to be the […]

ATA’s School Outreach is for Interpreting too!


Article originally published on June 2015 and republished with permission from InterpretAmerica. Visit their blog to learn more about their work. © Giovanna Lester 2015 What do you call an animal with the body of an equine, a horn and a fish tail? It is an interesting hybrid but it is not a horse, it is not a unicorn and it is not a fish. The funny thing about names, nouns, is that they define a common point of reference, and […]

What Do You Call THAT?