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Editor's Corner

Letter from the Editor Summer 2018

Letter from the Editor: Proteus 2018 Summer Volume XXXI Issue No 1 By Arianna M. Aguilar It is hot, isn’t it? Why don’t you take a break from the summer heat to read the most current issue of Proteus. Many of you attended the NAJIT conference...

Meet the Editors

Editors of Proteus 2017/18 Winter Volume XXX Issue No 2 Arianna M. Aguilar has a degree in communications and has been interpreting and translating since 1999. She has been a certified court interpreter in North Carolina since 2005, and master certified Spanish-language court interpreter since...

Feature Articles

Is There Such a Thing as a “Best Rate” in the Translation Industry?

By Rafa Lombardino Have you ever received an email from a client asking for your resume and your “best rate”? Do you have a number you would consider a “best rate”? Is there, in fact, such a thing? Most requests I receive from potential clients,...

A Public Servant Finds His Way from Despair to Hope to Promise

By José A. Navarrete I am a full-time Spanish/English staff court interpreter/translator at the Santa Barbara Superior Court on California’s central coast performing linguistic tasks daily for criminal/civil judges, attorneys, court staff and the community at large. After a successful start as an independent contractor...

NAJIT Spotlight: Interview of Dr. Dave Gilbert

By Proteus Staff Dr. David Gilbert Dr. Gilbert is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force School of Languages and is currently an accredited professional Vietnamese translator. He served with the Royal Australian Navy as a cryptologic linguist participating in numerous US-Australia military operations before...

NAJIT News

Letter from the Chair

By Aimee Benavides Dear colleagues, In my first letter as Chair, I would like to thank all of our members for their care and consideration in the recent elections. I am very grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to serve with my fellow board...

2018 Conference Roundup

By Athena Matilsky This past June found me in San Francisco on the weekend of June 9th. I was lucky enough to be there, along with 356 other language professionals, to attend NAJIT’s 39th annual conference. The weather was brilliant and the city beckoned. But...

2018 NAJIT Scholar Testimonials

2018 NAJIT Scholars Ivonne Camacho –  UC San Diego Extension Luz Gallegos – John Jay College of Criminal Justice William Giller – Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Sonia Rincón – American University Ivonne Camacho My name is Ivonne Camacho and live in Lexington, KY....

Call for Volunteers

NAJIT is calling on members to volunteer to serve on a committee. Most of the ongoing work of NAJIT is performed through committees that have been created to help in the advancement of the association and the legal translation and interpretation professions. It is a great...

Regular Columns

For Better or Verse – Driven

By Hal Sillers Driven Since we drive, drove and have driven To reach the places that we live in, Logic says we must arrive, arrove and have arriven. And as we strive, strove and have striven, To organize the world God has given, We’re obliged...

Items of Interest

Links of Interest

Hanged After a Trial He Couldn’t Understand, and Pardoned 136 years later West Springfield police shouldn't have used college intern as a Russian interpreter, Massachusetts court rules Demand in the US for Legal and Healthcare Interpreters Gets Increasing Media Attention