Not sure if you've heard, but apparently Donald Trump's Italian interpreter was pulling funny faces at everything he said. In all honesty, I wouldn't be surprised. However according to Dr. Jonathan Downie; my guest for episode 26, those are just the kind of faces you can expect an interpreter to pull when they're concentrating.
Dr. Jonathan Downie is a consultant interpreter, French to English and English to French conference and business interpreter, researcher, and speaker on interpreting; as well as founder of Integrity Languages. On the podcast we chat about the skills needed to be an interpreter, the difficulties they face, whether they should be expected to be invisible and a whole load more! I learn loads and really enjoyed our chat. Let me know you're thoughts!
You can follow Dr. Jonathan Downie on:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/integlangsbiz
You can preorder Jonathan's new book 'Interpreters vs Machines' here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/interpreters-vs-machines/jonathan-downie//9781138586437
You can find out more about Integrity Languages here - https://www.integritylanguages.co.uk
You can check out the podcast Troublesome Terps here: https://www.troubleterps.com
Find out more about the scandal with Donald Trumps Italian Interpreter here: https://theconversation.com/confusion-of-donald-trumps-italian-interpreter-goes-viral-why-some-jobs-are-meant-to-be-invisible-125593
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