Welcome to Voices in Refuge's blog!
One of Voices in Refuge's most important and challenging goals is to encourage clients and organisations to treat interpreters as trained professionals and to expect a certain standard from them.
The abundance of agencies that pay interpreters on low wage zero hour contracts often without transport expenses, leads to a situation where clients think there are no options for exceptional interpreters and therefore anything goes. If a client expects more from an interpreter, these agencies cannot get away with employing people without training them or checking their abilities in particular languages.
To end this, we are starting a semi regular blog where we’ll aim to show stories of interpreting as it should be done but also what happens when it goes wrong.
If you have any stories or pieces you’d like to share, please get in contact at firstname.lastname@example.org