Wise is a wonderful initiative – a continuous professional development course organised by interpreters for interpreters. It is not intended for students, but for professionals who wish to get some practice in with colleagues in an informal, relaxed environment. Wise has been going on for a few years now, but this year sounded like the perfect year for me to give it a go. The organisers – JJ, Joe and José – offered two separate weeks in Brussels and one in Valencia. I only applied for Brussels because, well, we have a place to stay here 😉 I only focused … Continue reading WISE(r)

When you just know… this was your husband’s console

When I was little I dreamed of becoming an interpreter. And not just any interpreter: I wanted to grow up and be a Conference-Interpreter-Who-Works-For-The-Parliament. One might argue that that is ordinary, as I wanted to be just like my mum. The only thing that sets me apart is that… well, I never changed my mind. Twenty years after I made that resolution I became what I dreamed of becoming. But growing up I never expected that I would get married at 27 years of age get married to a fellow Italian and – God forbid! – a colleague! And yet, … Continue reading When you just know… this was your husband’s console