Retour Interpreting: Introduction for...

In your B, you’re only a guest. In your A, you’re at home. All conference interpreters work into their native language (“A”). Some are able to work from their A into another language (active, “B”). This is called retour...

Dial Mt for Murder

Count Smorltalk on the case again The Smorltalk column is back by popular demand, but don’t be surprised if this turns out to be my last. When the NSA terrorism algorithm chomps its way through this piece about murdering delegates I may be...

A severe case of the back-to-work blues

So here I am again, leaving home at an ungodly hour, somehow tired already (and the journey hasn’t even started properly!). Not having set foot in the booth for almost four weeks, I admit to myself that I am feeling anxious, dreading the...

How the Dickens?

Count Smorltalk reveals all How the Dickens did I end up agreeing to write about interpreting? After all, the only spare time I have is on the Eurostar and those deliciously semi-idle hours are more than adequately filled with vacant flicking...