Life is rarely quiet (I like it best being busy!) and last month was indeed no exception.
The variety of industries in which I work never ceases to amaze me. Last month I worked for clients ranging from criminal justice to manufacturing; from technology to pest control! It has really kept me on my toes!
The month started with an in-depth and technical assignment in the legal sector, interpreting for a conference considering the criminal justice system in the UK and the criminal Italian justice system. As anticipated, the language was complex and specific, and preparation was key to this being a successful assignment.
An exciting client with whom I spent time in October was a testing centre for bearings used in wind turbines. Some of these bearings were up to two metres in diameter – absolutely enormous! It is always fascinating to dip my toes into different industries. As they say, “Every day is a learning day!”
I had to ensure I was on top form interpreting for an extremely fast and furious tech session for an IT products and services company with headquarters in the States. This particular session was following a merger with one of its competitors, and thank goodness I brought my A-game to work that day as it was definitely needed! Having many years’ experience interpreting for the IT sector held me in good stead, and whilst it was a demanding session, I was relieved to find it invigorating, rather than intimidating!
I enjoyed a couple of days being based in London, firstly immersed in the gritty business of pest control policy but finishing the month on a much more glamorous note, interpreting for a client in the beauty industry for a session on skin, collagen and holistic beauty solutions. Different ends of the spectrum, but all valued and interesting assignments!
What’s coming up in November and December? Travelling!
Assignments are taking me to Rome, Zurich, Dublin and of course London towards the end of the month. I always love the opportunity to take my interpretation skills on the road. Be sure to follow me on Instagram if you want to see photos from my adventures.
One upcoming project I’m especially excited about is a return engagement with a client in Ireland. I’ve worked with them many times before, and their events are always held at magnificent historic venues. I look forward to experiencing the beauty of Ireland again!