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Interpreting in the U.S. #8 – Marketing

Good morning, wherever you are! I bet you woke up today and said to yourself, I’d like to be making more money and working for clients I actually like. Right? Me too. Well, as luck would have it, that...

Interpreting in the U.S. #7 – Going Freelance

When I went freelance in early 2017, I was unsure how to begin. I read a few blogs, but mostly just followed my gut using the networks I had developed as an in-house interpreter. The result was that I...

Interpreting in the U.S. #6 – What Agents Want

Let me preface this article with a cultural difference: When you work as an interpreter in Japan, agencies are a big part of what you do. However, in the US, agencies are far less common. There are v...

JACI Interpreter Interview #3: Fri McWilliams

This interview of JACI-certified member Fri McWilliams took place in June 2017. - Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Yamaguchi, but soon moved to Hiroshima where my parents still...

Special Interview: Mary Allred and Trevor Price

Depositions cannot take place without experts like Mary Allred (stenographer) and Trevor Price (videographer). Interpreters may be the ones bridging communication, but what happens in the room and wha...

JACI Interpreter Interview #2: Derek Wessman

This interview of JACI-certified member Derek Wessman took place in February 2017. - Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in San Diego, California, and grew up in Utah and Washingto...

JACI Interpreter Interview #1: Tom Eskildsen

This interview of JACI-certified member Tom Eskildsen took place in February 2017. - Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Tokyo to Lutheran missionaries from the US. I grew up in...