INDUSTRY BLOG RECENT POSTS

MasterWord covers several perspectives on the language industry and the industries we serve. We offer tips and best practices that help you make the most of the professional language services.

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February 6, 2019

Errors & Omissions Insurance – Freelancing in the Language Industry

Any business that provides a good or service is responsible for the quality of said good or service in accordance with the terms of the contract, quote, and/or scope of work. DISCLOSURE: This blog is written by a freelance interpreter based on personal research and…
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January 9, 2019

Phone & Pager Etiquette – Preferred Interpreter

Interpreter Managers receive more complaints about interpreters related to their use of phones (and pagers) than they do about their ability to interpret accurately. Otherwise brilliant interpreters can be in the doghouse because of the way they managed, or failed to manage, their communication devices.…
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December 13, 2018

Bilingual Staff and Providers: How do they fit into the organization?

A language access program manager may be called upon to assist the organization in designing and managing a bilingual staff and provider program. Here we present some of the key elements to consider. First, a definition of bilingual staff and providers: We are referring to…

WELLNESS CONNECTION RECENT POSTS

Our wellness tips and tools help interpreters and other language professionals recognize, prevent and cope with vicarious trauma that they may experience in their work.

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April 27, 2018

Compassion Fatigue is Real for Interpreters

Compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are real. Interpreters, please take the time to take care of yourselves. Click here to continue reading Winnie Heh's post on Compassion Fatigue.
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May 3, 2017

“I can’t meditate!” If you’ve ever said or thought this, this article is for you.

One of my most valuable yoga lessons came from a beginner class, where the instructor said to all the First-Time Yogis, "When I hear people say, 'I can't do yoga,' I respond by asking, 'Can you breathe? Then you can do yoga.'" The Psychologist Belisa…
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March 1, 2017

Long hours in front of a computer? Then… you should know this!

Too close to the screen, not good for the eyes.Hunched over, bad posture, back pains.Leaning forward, bad posture, leads to hunched back. Linguists spend a lot of time in front of a computer, in a car and on their phones. In addition, not all of…