A Career in Interpreting

Interpreters listen to what is said in one language and provide the information orally in another language.

Staff and freelance interpreters

Professional conference interpreters are either staff interpreters (employed by the EU, the UN, International Criminal Court) or freelance interpreters.

Freelance interpreters are self-employed; conference interpreters work at conferences and business meetings.

Community or public service interpreters work in garda stations, courts, probation, hospitals.

Skills and aptitudes required to be a professional interpreter

Interpreting is a very specialised skill. In order to be a successful interpreter it is not sufficient to be “good at languages”.

Check out our members stories where ATII members talk about their work as translators and/or interpreters.