How To Become a Professional Interpreter

I have always been fascinated with languages eversince I was little. In our household, there were 5 languages spoken by the surrounding adults. While my father speaks two, my mother speaks three.  We were also surrounded by helpers who speaks different dialects from the country. I sensed the calling for travel, lots and lots of it! Can you? Fascinated with languages? Curiosity why and where those people who speaks different languages are from? Oh well!

Eventually, I grew up learning to speak Tagalog, English, Italian and Kapampangan (dialect). Undertands Spanish, Hebrew, Thai and Vietnamese. You might wonder, how the hell did I learn speaking those languages? Guess what?! Travel!

From all those travels, I didn’t know I will be a Professional Interpreter one day. I wasn’t formally trained, but I was curious and very competitive. So, I tried my best that it landed me an imaginary badge of being a Level 4 Interpreter after my assessment. It is based on the ILR Language Skill Level Descriptions for Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. Did I make you curious too? Here’s how to become a Professional Interpreter. Simple.

  • Determination
  • Willingness to learn
  • Taking feedback constructively, no matter what
  • Conduct yourself in a professional way
  • Deliver

I have shared a lot of fun stories on how I started on Ricky Shetty’s podcast interview. Yes, it is good funds once you have established yourself to the circle of interpreters. From the companies, clients, and LEPs. I think, you’d enjoy more watching or listening to the podcast interview, so watch it below! Let me know what you think or if you have any questions about the topic!

How to Become a Professional Interpreter with Lyndsay Cabildo from Discount Travel Blogger

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Lyndsay is the mind behind this fashion blog, she also blogs about her travels on Discount Travel Blogger giving tips on how to explore the world as cheap as possible. She has earned units in Masters in Psychology, designs websites and graphics, online marketer, YouTuberand a singer by heart.

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