Professional resources — The best place to find relevant and up-to-date information about professional conference interpreting.

Career guidance

You've heard about conference interpreting but you're not sure exactly what it involves, what studies to pursue, or what opportunities may be available. Here are some questions to consider.

Interpreter training

Choosing a school is one of the most important steps you will take on your path to becoming a trained conference interpreter.

Starting in the profession

Resources and pointers for budding and junior interpreters.

Employment opportunities

Conference interpreters work for businesses, government and international organisations. Most interpreters are self-employed and have variable schedules.

Conference markets

An ongoing series on major city and national markets – from the practioners' mouths.

Working for international organisations

Insider tips for interpreters working their first day for an international organisation.

Interpreter testimonials

Practitioners share their professional experience.

Interpreting for business

Tips and tricks for interpreters freelancing on the private market and their clients

Professional development

What sort of professional development is available and useful for practising conference interpreters.

Collective Agreements

Agreements governing the employment conditions of conference interpreters paid by the day between AIIC and international organisations.

Facilities & equipment

More about interpreting booths, remote conferencing, sound quality and applicable standards

ISO standards for booths

A reminder of the main points, plus a few tips drawn from interpreters' experience.

Training of trainers

Seminars and guidance for trainers of conference interpreters.

Remote interpreting

Views, research findings, and guidelines on remote interpreting - what it is, how it works, and what is needed for it to work well.

Working as a staff interpreter

Articles of interest for interpreters employed by international organisations and government

History of the profession

Looking back at the early years of conference interpreting.

Interpreting research

Insights into interpreting – the process, the work environment, and the interplay between the two.

Health matters

The technical conditions of simultaneous interpretation work are important because they have repercussions on interpreters' health.

Bibliography

Insights into interpreting – the process, the work environment, and the interplay between the two.