This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Telephone Interpreting: A Comprehensive…

Telephone Interpreting: A Comprehensive Guide to the Profession

by Nataly Kelly

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
312,001,085 (3.25)None
Recently added bygenolgra, notuboc, NDVH

No tags.



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

I found this by chance at my local library and picked it up because I'm hoping to become a translator. Interpreting isn't really my thing, but I thought it might be interesting nonetheless.

This book is a little BusinessSpeke (for instance there's a glossary at the beginning with terms like Agent, LEP (limited English Proficiency), etc, and there's also an entire chapter entitled Industry Trends) but it contains a lot of useful information for people who might be looking to get into telephone interpreting. It starts with the very basics (see previously mentioned glossary) and goes through all aspects of the job, including a model code of ethics and even snippets of example calls. At the very end of the book are several appendices with exercises for you and a (bilingual) friend to try, so you can test your abilities as a phone interpreter. For those of us without bilingual friends, these exercises still presented an interesting challenge - I am working on translating them between my two languages, and am learning all kinds of new vocabulary.

All in all, this book gives a fair amount to think about for those already in or looking to get into the profession, couched in the very terms any middle-manager might use. 3.5/5 stars. ( )
  notuboc | Jun 5, 2014 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.25)
3 1
3.5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 127,247,744 books! | Top bar: Always visible