It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Super Interpreter! Here to save the day by breaking down language barriers, displaying cultural awareness, and upholding interpreter ethics!
Interpreters of the world! Do you have what it takes to be a Super Interpreter? You might be surprised to know that you don’t need washboard abs or the ability to talk to dolphins, but can instead reach superhero-like status with a well-developed skill set and a number of tools
The Super Interpreter is not a costumed do-gooder, but a do-gooder all the same; one that helps people in need without having to leap over buildings in a single bound. They may not don a tool belt, but the Super Interpreter still relies on several tools to help them overcome challenges. In the face of lexical adversity, they can reach for their trusty bilingual dictionary that is stored on their smartphone for quick retrieval of a word. When bombarded with information, the Super Interpreter stays on top of things by taking notes with a pen and paper or on their tablet.
They possess various powers that make for swift interpretation, thanks to an ever-expanding multilingual lexicon and a keen sense of cultural awareness. They can find an idiom’s appropriate equivalent in a target language with unshakeable composure and are capable of switching between each of the three modes of interpreting with the greatest of ease. And what’s more, they do all this while faithfully abiding by the interpreter code of ethics, because every superhero needs a code. And just as they need a code, they need training.
Let IEO help to bring out the Super Interpreter in you by strengthening your skills and showing you how to avoid interpreter kryptonite!
Cape and spandex are optional.