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Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

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  • Staff Court Interpreter for a Day

    Most people take vacation. It is necessary for one to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge oneself to return to duty. When someone capable will cover the vacationing individual, the person leaves with a sense of relief. Staff interpreters also take vacation, but court dockets continue to be heard in their absence. The solution? Contract court interpreter...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Conference Interpreting Teamwork

    Most people have very little idea what is involved in conference interpreting. They hire the sign the contract and move on to the other multitude of details needed to host a successful event. However, being aware of some of the challenges can be helpful a making the right choice when hiring quality conference interpreters. So,...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • When Good People Are Unethical: Role Boundaries

    Imagine this.  Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Three Ways to Sabotage a Multilingual Event

    All professions evolve as new applications, technologies, and procedures take shape. A primary reason why conferences are held is to disseminate information. This promotes idea exchange between delegates and participants. When conferences are multilingual, the knowledge bank increases exponentially.  However, there are a number of ways a multilingual event can go awry. This will leave...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • CATI’s 30th Annual Conference

    On Saturday, April 8, 2017, over 130 professional interpreters, translators, and related fields attended the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters‘ signature event, the 30th Annual Conference.  This event not only offers outstanding professional development, but also excellent networking opportunities.  This year’s event was hosted at Wake Forest University, Benson Center, in Winsto...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Judge and the Interpreter

    Judges are busy court officers.  They have many hearings and trials to preside.  Additionally, they attend continuing education and serve on various committees.  When a judge hears a matter that has a limited English proficient (LEP) individual, a court interpreter will be needed.  How does the judge know that the interpreter will truly comply with...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Sworn Translations vs. Certified Translations

    For those in the international banking and legal sectors, there can be many intricacies involving document translation. Time is usually of the essence. Therefore, it is vital that you know what type of translation is needed for the country in which you need to transact business. As an old Benjamin Moore commercial stated, “Doing it...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • When Good People Are Unethical: Respect

    When Good People Are Unethical:  Respect Imagine this.  Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious...

  • Human Resource Interpreting

    Many companies have a culturally and linguistically diversified workforce creating challenges for their HR department. They are faced with the challenge to effectively communicate safety, company goals, policies, procedures and benefits to multilingual employees with limited English. Clear, efficient and timely communication between all parties in the company is necessary in order to assure safety...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Civil Court proceeding: Affecting life and property

    Thankfully, most people are law-abiding residents. Nevertheless, this does not mean that they avoid civil actions.  Some of the most unsettling experiences these individuals have are eviction and child custody proceedings.  Ejectment from one’s established residence can cause great upheaval in that resident’s life.  Property and emotional well-being can be lost.  When divorcing and/or never...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • How I address safety concerns raised by Hispanic employees

    In the previous safety article, I described the very common scenario that I often experience. While providing safety training, I notice that Hispanic workers stick together and often seem apathetic and unconvinced by the safety message. They view it as a requirement and go through the motions.  As I probe deeper to understand their point...

  • When Good People Are Unethical – Impartiality

    Imagine this, instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same time...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 months ago

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  • Language Access in Criminal Court Proceedings

    A deaf man convicted of DUI had his conviction overturned on appeal because he was denied a sign language interpreter during his trial. http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/tag/conviction-overturned/ (2011) The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a drug and gun conviction on the grounds that a district judge erred by admitting comments made by the suspect after he...

  • Why Location is important when hiring conference interpreters

    You are hosting a multilingual event that requires multilingual conference interpreters. Professional conference interpreters are not cheap. A person might feel that doctors and attorneys are expensive.  However, the legal and medical professionals will be quick to point out that their fees are quite reasonable considering the amount of years of secular education required and...

  • Safety Programs – Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds

    As a bilingual safety trainer, I have the honor to collaborate with some great safety professionals. I have provided training for companies truly committed to a strong safety culture. What I have discovered and observed could be considered shocking! For instance, on numerous occasions, I have been contracted to provide safety classes for a group...

  • When Good People are Unethical – Confidentiality

    Imagine this. Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment. Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same time...

  • Court Programs and Services Need Language Access

    Mr. Martinez is scheduled to appear in court. When he arrives at the courthouse, he asks the receptionist, “Hello, I go court?” She points to some security guards next to an X-ray machine. The very nervous and somewhat confused man approaches them and says, “Hello, I go court?” They gesture for him to clear his...

  • Conference Interpreting Tool Box Talks

    Tool Box talks have proven to be an extraordinarily successful part of many safety programs that construction companies use. What makes them so great? They are brief, saving time and money. Large groups receive the same instruction. They are tailored to specific safety needs and trends. They boost team spirit, morale, and safety culture. Finally,...

  • 8 Keys for Creating a Safety Culture

    Values are the foundation of any great safety culture which will become obvious by safe actions of the employees.  Every company should have a description of an ideal safety culture based on its values.  Below are eight keys to an effective safety culture that are common to most situations: All employees at every level view...

  • When Good People are Unethical – Accuracy

    Imagine this, instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.  Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same time thinking...

  • Conference or Liaison Interpreter: What’s the difference?

    Finding an Interpreter is similar to finding a doctor or lawyer. Imagine walking up to someone and telling them, “I need a lawyer!” Most likely the response would be another question such as “What kind of lawyer? If you were to reply, “No I need a lawyer, any lawyer,” there would be a problem. Why?...

  • What is required for state courts to provide proper language access?

    Federally funded state courts are required to provide language services to all people, regardless of the language they speak or their English proficiency. Failure to provide access can interfere with the capacity of state courts to accurately evaluate the facts and fairly administer justice. Below is a list of six essential steps every state must...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

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  • Hospital and Workers Comp Interpreters – Why have 2?

    It is common for workers’ compensation (WC) interpreters to be assigned to accompany a patient to all his medical visits. When they arrive at the doctor’s office, they discover that the doctor is affiliated with a hospital; therefore, a hospital interpreter is also provided.   By policy, the hospital must have its interpreter present to Read More ...

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

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