Biographical Ethics Pulse

Errors, Risks, Fixes & Ethics

Professionals, like lawyers, doctors, judges and others, recuse themselves at the appearance of partiality. Do translators bear the same responsibility?

My last article, Risks When a Client Corrects an Interpreter, introduced a situation where an interpreter made a mistake. I understood the mistake and corrected him. Robert was a 20-year veteran interpreter, but his honest mistake flipped the meaning of an instruction in my photography class.

By Tom Hoar

Tom Hoar is a pioneer transforming the translation ecosystem. He founded Slate Rocks LLC to create machine translation software that gives translators a better way to keep more of their earnings. Tom is tenacious and passionate about creating a win-win-win for translators, agencies and clients.