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When I first received my Masters in Interpreting, I was very proud of myself for completing a challenging course. But I wrongly assumed that a Masters would be enough to cover any kind of work that I might want to do.

Published on Thursday, 20 October 2022 - 9:20am
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I moved to the UK in 1997 to study and had just started my first publishing role in 2002. Although I liked my job, I knew I wanted to use my language skills in future—perhaps on a freelance basis. So, I decided to look into good translation courses and recommended qualifications. 

I quickly realised that the CIOLQ DipTrans...

Published on Monday, 10 October 2022 - 10:16pm
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CIOL Voices
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The Linguist

What can the interpreter do when faced with hybrid and unusual language use in court, asks Andrew Belisle

As a Spanish-English interpreter in the US, I encounter some fascinating challenges in my day-to-day work. The kind of language I handle in my sector – community interpreting – is vastly different from what you might witness in the conference or diplomatic world. I believe one of...

Published on Wednesday, 5 October 2022 - 9:16am
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The Linguist
Published on Sunday, 2 October 2022 - 9:19pm
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CIOL Qualifications (CIOLQ) is an Awarding Organisation and the associated educational charity of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. We offer professional qualifications in interpreting and translation which are recognised both nationally and internationally by the professions, business, and public services. We assess candidates in a wide range of languages against the Common European...

Published on Wednesday, 28 September 2022 - 4:41pm
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One of the things that we occasionally get asked is how as a mentor you can make your profile stand out and look attractive to potential mentees.

Let’s start by looking at how the matching process works and why a profile is important. Once you have registered to participate in our mentoring programme the next step is to complete your profile. For mentors this information will help us to...

Published on Tuesday, 27 September 2022 - 3:14pm
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Blog
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The Linguist

Trine Garrett makes the case for enabling more productions in translation

London: one of the most multicultural cities in Europe, where between 100 and 300 languages are spoken, and approximately one third of the population was born outside the UK. Such diversity – linguistic and cultural – should, one might think, make for a rich theatre offering. And yet a Google search of London’s...

Published on Thursday, 22 September 2022 - 9:49am
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The Linguist
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We offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and our Royal patron on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The Chartered Institute of Linguists received its Royal Charter from HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2005, for which CIOL, linguists and lovers of languages around the world will always be grateful.

 

Published on Thursday, 8 September 2022 - 8:34pm
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The Linguist
Alicja Tokarska outlines her approach to using inclusive language in the target text, and bringing clients on board

Although most linguists have heard the term ‘inclusive language’, it is possible that only some use this way of writing in their daily work. At the beginning it may seem overwhelming and difficult, but incorporating inclusive language into translation practice is not impossible....

Published on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 - 7:09pm
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The Linguist
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CIOL Voices

By Stephen Doswell

 

Income (both rates of pay and getting paid). Competition. Quality. Technology. These are uppermost among challenges facing language professionals according to the latest CIOL Insights report on the Languages Professions, published August 2022*. Indeed, three years on from a similar survey, CIOL concludes that these concerns have grown since 2019 as a...

Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2022 - 4:22pm
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CIOL Voices