Saturday, October 24, 2009

Interpreter collapses during UN speech

Interpreting is a tough, thankless job that most people don't fully appreciate. Audiences sit bolt upright issuing questioning glances at the interpreting booth when communication fails, but never bother to thank the interpreters when a job is well done. At the highest level, interpreting is like playing chess simultaneously against 2 grandmasters.

The following news link is about a UN interpreter and his experiences on 25th Spetember 2009.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6849070.ece