As an English to Indonesian translator-cum-interpreter/editor/reviewer, I can’t deny the fact 2020 has passed and the year 2021 is already here.
As a professional in my field, especially as a professional English to Indonesian translator-cum-interpreter/editor/reviewer, a new year is always a good year to start being optimistic with the outlook for the year.
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Then, browse around in the site for reading, Knowledgebase (or if you set the site to Indonesian you will see “Lumbung Pengetahuan”). Here you may know things that you may already know and maybe that you would like to pursue. Happy hunting.
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As an interpreter most of the time during simultaneous interpreting, a booth for the interpreting process is needed. The typical interpreting booth has a large clear glass screen in the front. This is important, as it will help the interpreter see the speaker and will help interpreters have a better visual of what is going on outside the booth.
In the booth, an interpreting system equipped with a microphone, a headset, a control console, and sometimes, a monitor is present. This will allow the interpreter to have a closer look at the speaker. The interpreting system has, usually, a mute button that will help the interpreter to block any unwanted sound or noises when he or she needs to converse with other interpreters.
During the interpreting process inside the booth, the interpreter via headsets, listens to the speaker or speakers and simultaneously interprets into a microphone. The participants of the event or the audience can only hear the interpretation via the headsets which are provided before the event begins. This helps minimize disturbance whether for the interpreter or the audience.
Rates or in this case translation price is always a challenge for me. Deciding on the best rate for the translation activity that I provide is not always easy and it is always and should be based on projects.
It may seem tedious to always provide potential client rates or price. I mean, I may easily print that on some price list and upload on one page. But I don’t do that. One rule that I always say to myself that translation or interpreting is not a mass produce product. It is a product on a mass scale if we decide to i.e. we use machine translation. If this is the case the quality will be in question.
Again on the subject of price or quotation I may be contacted based on each project that comes to my email. It is understandable that this service may be unreasonable for some but again translation is not a product that we make or produce but it is our passion as translators to provide the best and for that we are giving a reasonable rate.
Hopefully, with experience and the types of translation that translator has on their resumé, the rates will hopefully be lower as the learning curve and the time to do research has decline.