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ZOOM REMOTE SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING REPORT continued

I've used several other interpreting platforms that
are designed around the needs of professional
conference interpreters but have had a tough time
convincing clients to use them.

the host, including how to assign ourselves and others as
interpreters. Because the Zoom interface for participants is
different than the one interpreters see during a session, we
practiced using this interface. Gaining this perspective will
allow us to more easily offer participants basic assistance
when they can't hear (e.g., " You're on the wrong channel! " ).
I had never used Zoom simultaneous before and was
incredibly grateful to Ernest, Tamber, and Aimee for
sharing their expertise for free. They asked Anabella and
me to pay it forward and train other colleagues, which we're
currently doing.
Relatively quickly after our training session, Anabella and
I received our first request to interpret a meeting via Zoom

using simultaneous, and the client was delighted that we knew
the basics. Since then, we've interpreted for more than 20
meetings, conference calls, and webinars, and most of them
have worked quite well using some necessary workarounds.
(We've also submitted requests to Zoom to fix the known
issues.) My latest gadget is a cell phone holder with a ring light
so I don't have to prop my phone up against a stack of books
for the WhatsApp call. This holder was recommended to me
by an interpreting partner, and purchased with a gift certificate
from another colleague, Maria Baker, whom I helped solve
a different interpreting challenge. It all came full circle! I'm
grateful for the work, the friends, and colleagues and can see
some silver linings.
NOTES
1.	
Jenner, Judy, " Is Remote Simultaneous Interpreting The Next
Big Thing? " The ATA Chronicle (January/February 2020), 36,
http://bit.ly/Jenner-remote.
2.	

" Zoom Simul: Learning to Embrace Imperfection, " Translation Times,
http://bit.ly/Zoom-simul.

Judy Jenner is a Spanish and German business and
legal translator and a federally and state-certified
(California, Nevada) Spanish court interpreter. She has
an MBA in marketing and runs her boutique translation
and interpreting business, Twin Translations, with her
twin sister Dagmar. She was born in Austria and grew
up in Mexico City. A former in-house translation department manager,
she is a past president of the Nevada Interpreters and Translators
Association. She writes the blog Translation Times and is a frequent
conference speaker. She is the co-author of The Entrepreneurial Linguist:
The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation. Contact:
judy.jenner@twintranslations.com.

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