In response to the current crisis, The Couch is being proactive and providing a few resources for support and information during the quarantine. We hope this helps us all stay collected, healthy and supportive of each other. Small business loans from the SBA It is called Economic...

I would like to draw our readers' attention to the importance of NAJIT's Position Papers: this resource brings together research and opinions on topics of great impact on our profession. To refresh your recollection, following is a list of these resources. [vc_row][vc_column width='1/2'] General Guidelines and Requirements...

Interpreters face somewhat of a conundrum upon entering the profession. That is, we are expected to have “native-level” discourse and comprehension skills in all of our languages. Advertisements boast “perfect fluency,” and respectable interpreting courses necessarily steer their content away from language acquisition. Yet, of...

The Couch is a learning place, not only for its contributors but also for our readers who engage in the ensuing discussions. Travel time is a new thing for our colleague's clients and questions abound. Can You help? To all the sages at NAJIT who read The...

We have another Guest Post. This time, our guest is Ryan Bridges a contributing writer and media specialist for the Presentation Training Institute. Ryan regularly produces content for a variety of business and presentation blogs, based around the transitional challenges that come with communication and...

Have you ever read something and hear a bell go off in your head? “This word is out of place” or “Where is the comma?” It happened to me during a review of a legal text. Legal terminology demands research. Beyond the vocabulary issue, we...

This post was first published in November 2018. Exactly a week ago today, you would have found me in New Orleans with a colleague at an oyster bar on the banks of the Mississippi, discussing the Dunning-Kruger effect. For those of you who are unfamiliar with...