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Episode 25: We iron out your travel

7/18/2018
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Travelling is just as much part of an interpreter's life as speaking another language and dealing with a casual work-related caffeine addiction. Jonathan and the Alexes discuss the pros and cons of plane vs. train, hot chocolate vs. coffee, travel iron vs. water spray and a ton of other absolutely crucial travel aspects that will make your professional life (or just your upcoming summer holiday) so much easier! So buckle up, join us on this wild ride and let us know how YOU travel!

Duration:01:14:08

Episode 24: Get in touch with your feelings (or emotions)

6/28/2018
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The Troublesome Terps are all in their feelings with guest host Caroline Lehr. Caroline not only has a PhD in emotion psychology, but also a keen interest in the influence of emotions on interpreters and the interplay between them and our performance in the workplace. A heady and insightful episode! Special Guest: Caroline Lehr.

Duration:01:13:01

Episode 23: Professional Associations For Interpreters: AIIC & VKD

6/12/2018
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Why should conference interpreters care about joining an interpreting specific association? What can associations do for the interpreters, but also vice versa: How can conference interpreters contribute to a productive life in associations? To discuss this very timely and important topic, the Troublesome Terps are joined by Sarah King, Secretary of the German Region of AIIC, and Karin Walker, Chair of the German Association of Conference Interpreters (VKD). Together, we discuss why it is...

Duration:01:12:38

Episode 22: Real Professions Have Professional Associations! (ATA & ITI)

5/23/2018
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Many interpreters and translators are members of one or more professional associations. But why? What do professional associations actually do for the interpreting community and why should interpreters care? To discuss these and many more interesting points, the Troublesome Terps are joined by Corrine McKay, President of the American Translators Association and Sarah Griffin-Mason, Chair of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. They both provide fascinating insights into the...

Duration:01:24:28

Episode 21: Looking for Trouble with the Vocal Fries

4/18/2018
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Hungry for more podcast? This month, the Terps are looking for trouble with the tasty Vocal Fries! Together with Vocal Fries hosts Carrie Gillon and Megan Figueroa, Jonathan and the Alexes discuss a wide variety of different topics from linguistic discrimination to gendered language to code switching and what's up with French in Canada or with Spanish in Arizona. Special Guests: Carrie Gillon and Megan Figueroa.

Duration:01:36:26

Episode 20: We Mean Business With Judy Jenner & Ewan Menzies

3/15/2018
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Jonathan and the two Alexes have invited interpreting and translation entrepreneur Judy Jenner, co-author of "The Entrepreneurial Linguist" alongside business development expert and CEO of Castle Strategies Ewan Menzies to talk shop. In this episode we really get down to business! Both Judy and Ewan share their insights into what makes clients tick, and discuss with the Troublesome Terps how to assert your service's worth and be the best entrepreneurial interpreter you can be. Special...

Duration:01:10:30

Episode 19: 2017, A Troublesome Year In Review

1/25/2018
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The three troublemakers sit down to look back at a rather troublesome year. We talk about the episodes we put out in 2017 and about trends and developments in the interpreting space. Plus: The very first edition of our Tops and Flops Awards!

Duration:01:12:11

Episode 18: UTIC Live Webinar - Machine Interpreting Revisited

1/20/2018
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Revisiting the subject of our very first episode, we will fulfil our brief to cover the topics that keep interpreters up at night. In this webinar, we tackle the controversial topic of Machine Interpreting. “Universal translation” apps, gizmos and gadgets from small startups and even heavyweights like Google have been mushrooming recently. Many people in our industry are wondering whether it is only a matter of time before interpreters made of flesh and blood will be replaced by machines....

Duration:01:06:27

Episode 16: The Social Media Muppet

9/22/2017
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The three troublemakers have invited interpreting student Hugo Menendez to discuss social media and how interpreters should or should not use it. Special Guest: Hugo Menendez.

Duration:00:59:33