Professional ethics for conference interpreters

Abstract

In interpreter training, students soon face the fact that interpreting is not a mere conversion of words from one language to another, but a very complex act of communication that requires to make decisions according to a variety of criteria and that those decisions will be guided by professionalism throughout their career.  For that reason, trainers must pass on to the students the torch of the fundamental principles of professional ethics: competence, confidentiality, integrity, neutrality and fidelity.

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