Critical Link International commends the actions of the Saint John refugee community in shedding light on the inadequate services provided under the guise of “interpreting services” (“Syrian refugees slam interpreting services in Saint John” Dec 8, 2017 CBC News).
The language industry is steadily growing. With the global marketplace and modern migration trends, there are more opportunities for interpreters and translators now than ever before. International efforts have involved the development of standards, and increased dialogue among stakeholders. Collaborations and international conferences are a call to action for advancement and recognition. But, where in the marketplace is the practitioner?