- It’s normal to sometimes be anxious and/or intimidated.
- The code of ethics is important but difficult to stick to unremittingly.
Note: we can again refer to medical interpreting, where avoid “friendly conversations” when they aren’t part of the job. Although more stringently in a court setting (for clear impartiality). Nor should the interpreter explain anything, unless an explanation is part of the interpretation material.
- Situations encountered can be difficult to remain impassive to (or unbiased towards);
- Respect isn’t about certificates. One can earn through exceeding expectations in a fast and trying environment.
For court interpreting, J. Jenner gives some tips: “arriving early and impeccably dressed […], putting away your phone, being prepared for the case, knowing where to sit or stand, handing in paperwork, being respectful to everyone […], and introducing yourself to attorneys you don’t know.”
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