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This article was originally published in The NAJIT Observer, September 2013. – by Gio Lester ©2013 – I teach the introductory module on legal translation for a Brazilian translation, interpreting and language school. It’s an online course and my students are spread all over the world: Estonia, Belgium, the US, Brazil, Ireland, England, Puerto Rico, Sweden, etc. My students are always surprised when I tell them their main job description now is “Detective.” I actually mean researcher, but the word detective […]

Translators, the Detectives


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Published by The NAJIT Observer in February, 2016 We often hear the argument that foreigners need to learn English and that interpreting services are a drain in our justice and health care systems. Most of us who work in those fields understand the importance of language services and that they benefit our justice and health care systems just as much or more than they benefit those who depend on them. The principle of justice is fairness and there can be […]

We are the Bridge in More Ways than One